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What's it all about?

Getting involved First Year Council is an amazing opportunity for first year students to take on a leadership position advocating on behalf of the interests and needs of their peers. 

First Year Council has enabled first year students to better network among each other through:

1. Advocacy

2. Mentorship

3. Event Planning/Promotions

4. Volunteering

No longer do the boundaries or restrictions commonly found in High School student goverments exist. First Year Council is essentially run by first students for first year students. The councils works closely with the MSU's Board of Directors as well as reporting to the Student Representative Assembly.

FIRST YEAR COUNCIL POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
 
Chair
Selene Florean
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) 
Grace Bryson
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)
Angel Huang
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)
Shanna Ingram 
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. 

If you want to know how YOU can get involved or just have any questions, e-mail us at fyc@msu.mcmaster.ca

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