What you need to know

The Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement (SHR) is a permanent subcommittee of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). Its membership includes one faculty chair from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS); and in addition, one faculty member from each of the five Schools; two undergraduates; and ex officiis, nonvoting members the Vice Chancellor, the Dean for SHASS, or their designated representatives. The Registrar's Office provides administrative support. For more information about SHR, email hass_sub@mit.edu.

2022-2023 Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement

Emily Richmond Pollock, SHR Chair, Music
Patricia Fernandes, Executive Officer and Assistant Dean for the Communication and HASS Requirements



William Deringer

Science, Technology, and Society

Jeremiah Johnson Chemistry

Erin Kelly


Skylar Tibbits*


TBD School of Engineering Representative


Joshua Kuffour ’24 Chemical Engineering 
Delight Nweneka ’23 Biological Engineering

Ex officio


Amy Moran-Thomas

Designated Representative, Dean of SHASS

Hiromu Nagahara

Designated Representative, Vice Chancellor



Kara Cunningham  Staff Associate 
Sarah Michaud Administrative Assistant

*On leave, spring 2023