Election season begins at the Students’ Association

Date Posted: February 5, 2018

Are you a leader? Are you an advocate? Run with us!

The Students’ Association is a student-led non-profit organization that focuses on representing and advocating for Red Deer College students. The Students’ Association also provides programs and services that enhance student life on campus.

When we say “student-led”, we’re serious. Your Students’ Association is governed by 12 Councillors who are full-time students on campus and represented by four student Executives (President, Vice President Operations, Vice President Academic, and Vice President Community & Wellness).

If you’re a leader and an advocate, you can be a Councillor or an Executive! Nominations opened February 1, 2018 – and if you’re unsure, please come see Martin Cruz, Elections Officer at the Students’ Association Offices. Nominations close March 13 at 4 p.m.

As a Councillor, attending meetings will become a norm. Students’ Association Council is expected to meet at least twice during the summer months and bi-weekly between September and April. Councillors are also required to sit on at least two Council Committees within the Students’ Association. But don’t worry! The Chairperson for the committees will try to schedule meetings that accommodate everyone’s schedule.

No experience is required. Joining Council is a great opportunity for those looking to learn about governance, discover how a non-profit organization operates, acquire knowledge of finances, meet new people, or for those who care about the student life on campus! There will be training, teambuilding, and most importantly, time for newly-elected Councillors to ask questions.

When it comes to Executive Council, each office has different responsibilities and it varies from year-to-year with the on-going changes within the political and social landscape in post-secondary. As the official representatives of RDC students, all members of the Executive Council (President, Vice President Academic, Vice President Operations, and Vice President Community & Wellness) are the official lobbyists on behalf of the Students’ Association. They must also perform all their duties as outlined in the bylaws and policies to the best of their abilities with the interest of all Association members in mind.

For more info on the specific job descriptions, please visit the SA Website, refer the SA Bylaws, or meet with the Elections Officer!

If running for any of the available positions is not your thing, don’t worry! There are other opportunities available within the Students’ Association that you’d probably be interested in such as volunteering or joining one of the committees. We encourage anyone who is a leader or an advocate to get involved, hone those skills, and be able to contribute to the College community!

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