What you need to know

The Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) is a permanent subcommittee of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). Its membership includes one faculty co-chair from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) and one faculty co-chair from the School of Engineering or the School of Science; and in addition, one faculty member from each of the five Schools; two undergraduates; and ex officiis, the Vice Chancellor, the Dean of SHASS, and the head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, or their designated representatives. The Registrar's Office provides administrative support. For more information about SOCR, email socr@mit.edu.

2023-2024 Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement

Andrea Campbell, SHASS Co-chair, Political Science
Aram Harrow, School of Science Co-chair, Physics
Kathleen MacArthur, Executive Officer and Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support



Jeff Gore  Physics
John Leonard Mechanical Engineering
Robin Scheffler Science, Technology and Society
TBD School of Architecture and Planning Representative
TBD Sloan School of Management Representative


David Morgan ’24 Undergraduate Representative
TBD Undergraduate Representative

Ex officio

Emily Richmond Pollock Designated Representative, Dean of SHASS 
Ellen Roche Designated Representative, Vice Chancellor
Edward Schiappa Designated Representative, Head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing


Nicole Dillie Administrative Assistant
Thomas Scahill  Senior Staff Associate