Committees are identified as Governance, Advisory, and Working. Policy issues are handled by Governance Committees. Working Committees have defined areas of responsibility, an active workload at each meeting, and decision-making authority. Advisory Committees interact regularly and provide input and feedback to an area chief administrator. Any suggestions, concerns or recommendations related to College policy that is developed by working or advisory committees is forwarded to the appropriate governance committee.

Some committee appointments are voluntary while others are identified by job title. Volunteer positions are recommended by employee and student groups and confirmed by the President. Terms are for two years, with approximately 50 percent of the positions available each year. Appointments are made in the spring and terms begin with the start of the fall semester.

Committees are grouped under the headings of Academic Services, Administrative Services, and Student Services. Executive Staff in those three areas is responsible for providing an orientation to each committee in early fall and to ensure that each committee is functioning according to College procedure. At his/her discretion, the Executive Staff member may require a committee to develop a procedures manual.