Make your Mark

Date Posted: September 5, 2017

The Students’ Association advocates for and represents students as well as provides services that enhance student life on campus. The Association is led by student leaders elected by students.

Executive Council vacancy

The position of Vice President College Affairs is currently vacant which means there will be a bi-election later this month to fill this position.
Nominations open the first day of classes. Come to the SA Office if you’re interested in becoming the next Vice President College Affairs!

The VP College Affairs assists students with academic and non-academic appeals. They also provide feedback on proposed curriculum and policy changes. In addition, they work to resolve issues students are facing at Red Deer College. The VP College Affairs also assist the President in their duties and assumes the responsibilities of the President in their temporary absence.

The VP College Affairs must take a maximum of 15 academic credits per term and must also maintain a minimum of 20 offices hours during the regular business hours of the SA. The elected VP College Affairs must also attend events which are outside of the standard office hours.

To qualify to run in the bi-election for the position of the VP College Affairs, a student must be enrolled as a Red Deer College student – Collaborative students may not stand as candidates – and have achieved a minimum of 2.0 GPA during the most recent Winter Semester.
Individuals who have previously served two elected terms as a member of the Executive Council are also not eligible unless four years have elapsed.

Student Council

Students’ Association Council addresses student needs and concerns, so a large part of the job is listening to students and taking action to lobby for their rights and make their experience at College the best it can be. Council organizes informative awareness campaigns and fun events to improve the student experience. Each councilor represents one of the six Schools at RDC and an SA-recognized student group on campus.

Council meets every two weeks to give reports, reflect on initiatives and/or campaigns, and discuss the governance and finances of the organization. Each Councillor is required to sit on at least two Council-related committees and attend at least two Council-sponsored events per month.

Beyond that, Council is all about time, effort, and commitment you are willing to invest in yourself and your student constituents! You’ll learn valuable skills and make new friends.

If you are interested in running for a seat on Council or the elections processes, contact Martin Cruz at SAelections(at) or 403-356-4964.

Exercise your voting skills

It’s time to exercise your voting skills and make your mark! Voting is online through the Loop and begins September 26 at 9 a.m. to elect the Students’ Association Council and the Vice President College Affairs. Voting closes September 28 at 3 p.m. followed with the announcement and results party at the Far Side Bar & Grill!

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