The Union offers many volunteering opportunities that cover a wide range of activities, providing opportunities for students to gain experience and do what they love.
The most important aspect of the Union, projects give student members the freedom to initiate their own ideas with the support of the Union, which include access to resources and funding, depending on availability. You can start a club, sports team, activity, anything that builds the community; your imagination is the limit. Or maybe you prefer to join an ongoing project and help further its purpose. Either way, any small difference has a big impact on the world around you.
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The Executive Committee
Containing the most soliciting positions, the executive committee is for model leaders who enjoy being part of a team, taking responsibility, and making important decisions. It is composed of a president, 5 vice-presidents and a secretary that govern the Union’s operations, finances, marketing, public relations and student affairs. Members need to be able to work together and in conjunction with the senate to ensure the fulfillment of the Union’s high purpose.
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In order to efficiently ease workload, members of a department need to work in conjunction with their respective vice-president to achieve their goal. There are five departments: internal affairs, financial affairs, communications, external affairs, student affairs. Ranging from finance and accounting to marketing, event management and public relations, there are many disciplines found in the Union that are similar to a functional business and provide opportunities for development as well as trying out careers. Each have a variety of positions where students work together on different levels depending on their experience.
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Acting as the main legislative body of the Union, the Senate is responsible for a wide array of items such as approving the operating budget, ratifying various articles, verifying the executive committee fulfills its scope, and most importantly, writing the by-laws, policies, and developing programs for the Union. It is composed of the Senate Chair, the executive committee, and representatives from the member societies and the student body that does not pertain to a member society. Apart from senators, advisors that provide information and guidance where needed also attend meetings of the senate. In order to be a part of the Senate, you need to obtain the required nominations and candidate according the the electoral and referenda by-laws.
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Geared towards solving issues within the Union that are not covered by departments or the constitution, committees are low-commitment ways of organization for the Union to accomplish its goals. Some already exist and others may be formed from time to time by the Senate; these include the fundraising and electoral committees which require the least amount of commitment.
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