Students' Association Council
Student Council is the highest governing body of the Students' Association; all major decisions are made by the Council. Council consists of 12 elected Councilors and the current Students’ Association Executive Council. Councilors are on Student Council to represent the students and therefore have the responsibility to speak up and advocate on behalf of the student body.
A role on Students’ Association Council is a great way to become involved in student life at RDC, and a great way to meet new and interesting people. Ensure the student concerns brought forward, lobby for the rights of students, help organize events, and make sure students have the opportunity to have the best possible experience.
Student Council meetings are open, so consider yourself invited!
What exactly does Students' Association Council do?
The people on Council have many powers and duties. Some of these include: ensuring that the opinions and concerns of their student constituents are represented in the decision making of the Council, promoting the interests of the Membership and put the interests of Membership above their own interests, acting as liaisons between their appointed School and the Association.
What is the time commitment of a Student Council position?
Students' Association Council meetings are held approximately every two weeks during the school year and only as needed during the summer.
As a member of Council you are also expected to attend meetings for two other committees. These committees vary in the time and number of meetings that are required, so if you have time you can even sign up to participate in more than two.
As a representative, it is important you engage with your constituents. As such you will be expected to talk to students in the hallways and gathering places at RDC. Occasionally, there may be other meetings you will have to attend, but that’s pretty much it in a nutshell!
How many other cool people will I get to meet?
Council is composed of 12 representatives, as well as the four executive members, one Board of Governors rep and our Chairperson, Secretary and Executive Director. But, as a Council member is your job to go and meet as many people as you can and help spread the word about events and information at the Students’ Association, so you’ll meet tons of other great students.
What do I get out of being on Council?
There are many great benefits to being on Council. New friends are just around the corner and you can build both your personal and professional network of contact. You will get to help your fellow students and possibly get that warm, fuzzy feeling inside! Put this experience on your resume and boost your credentials. And last, but not least, learn a few things about the college, others and even yourself.