Committees & Working Groups

Zero Waste Task Force

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the  ZWTF will be taking the campus wide waste assessment conducted in the 2019-2020 academic year and the waste section of the sustainability strategic plan report (see below) to create a campus-wide Zero Waste Strategic Plan.

Campus Environmental Advisory Committee

The Campus Environmental Advisory Committee acts as a forum for communication among students, faculty, staff, and administrators on environmental matters; advises and works to develop policy on matters of environmental stewardship in the operation of the College; assists in developing relevant environmental resources and strategies for Williams; and fosters a sense of shared environmental responsibility among various constituencies and individuals on campus.

Student Dining Services Committee

A student organization committed to acting as a liaison between dining services and the student body. The committee works to connect students to their food, and to facilitate student ownership and thought over choices in the dining halls.

Sustainability Strategic Planning Working Group

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the college led a campus-wide strategic planning exercise.  Sustainability was both one of the eight working groups and was one of three cross-cutting issues that all working groups must incorporate into their work – along with diversity, equity, & inclusion and transparency & accountabilityHere is the sustainability working group’s scope, membership, and charge.  The sustainability strategic planning working group report will guide the next round of college sustainability goals. To learn more about strategic planning, please visit the president’s website.

Zero Waste Working Group

A group composed of members of Facilities, Dining Services, and the Zilkha Center, students and occasionally faculty that work to reduce waste and improve recycling and composting on campus. It is open to all. If you are interested in participating in this working group, drop us a line.

Note: This working group did not meet during the 2019-2020 academic year due to staffing issues and for the 2020-2021 academic year, it has morphed into the Zero Waste Task Force.  See above for more info about the ZWTF.


For more information about other committees and advisory groups, please visit the Williams Committees page.