The Student Academic Affairs Committee provides students a voice in the academic life of the GSD. The committee is co-chaired by the Student Forum Academic Chair, the Director of Administration for Academic Affairs, and the Director of Student Affairs. Members include Student Forum, the elected Class Representatives from each degree program stream and class year, faculty Program Directors and staff program administrators, and Student Affairs staff.

Each semester, the committee convenes to review and discuss policies relating to all students at the school. Members also recommend academic changes to the Executive Committee and work with other areas of the school such as the Fabrication Lab and Frances Loeb Library on a project-by-project basis.

Students interested in getting involved should reach out to the Student Forum Academic Chair or their Class Representatives. Erica George is the primary staff contact for this committee.