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First Year Council (FYC)

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Welcome to the McMaster Students Union First Year Council (FYC)

FYC is the unique representative body for McMaster first year students that serves to inform and speak for their distinctive needs and concerns. FYC is one of McMaster’s only institutions completely operated by first year students who are elected each fall by their peers. The purpose of the McMaster Students Union First Year Council or FYC, is to represent both current and future first year McMaster students, and to ensure that their issues and interests are addressed by acting as a voice, and as a guiding and informative body of resources. FYC membership is open to all full time first year undergraduate students or students who represent the interests of the first years at McMaster. Those students who are not in their first year but represent the interests of first year students are always welcome to participate.  

For more information about FYC please contact: fyc@msu.mcmaster.ca

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like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MSUFirstYearCouncil

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! 

If you're interested in being a part of First Year Council click here for the nomination package!

https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/31-elections-department/first-year-council/first-year-council-nomination-package

Check out the descriptions below of the different positions you can run for! 

FIRST YEAR COUNCIL POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Chair
The primary spokesperson, primary liaison and advocate for the MSU First Year Council. This person will maintain relationships with other student/university organizations and oversees all FYC meetings. This person is responsible for reporting on the First Year Council to the SRA. 
 
Vice-Chair (Internal) 
The Vice-Chair (Internal) acts as spokesperson for the organization and liaison between the First Year Council and the Residence Advisory Council. The Vice-Chair Internal will preside over all Residence Advisory Council meetings. This individual will act as a primary lead on advocacy related to the living conditions and the students experience of first year students living on McMaster campus. 
 
Vice-Chair (External)
The Vice-Chair (Internal) acts as spokesperson for the organization and liaison between the First Year Council and the Faculty Society first year representatives. The Vice-Chair Internal will preside over all meetings of the faculty society and Society of Off Campus Students first year representatives. This individual will act as a primary lead on advocacy related to issues with respect to academic and off campus student experiences perspectives. 
 
Vice-Chair (Events)
The Vice-Chair (Events) acts as a spokesperson for the organization and is the primary planner for events planned by the council. This Vice-Chair (Events) will work with MSU Spark, the MSU Maroons, MSU Campus Events and Residence Life to raise first year spirit within the school and improve the student experience at McMaster University. 
 
Residence Chairs (12) 
Residence Chairs will act as advocates for students in residence at McMaster University. They will be elected among their peers within their residence and will serve on a variety of Residence Life consultation committees. Further, residence chairs will be responsible for collecting feedback on the perspective of students in residence and running events within their particular building. 
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