If you’re a member of the SFSS and an undergraduate student, you can become a Director or take part in a committee.
The student-elected Board is tasked with discovering what the needs of students and they are also committed to meeting those needs.
Committees are responsible for things like:
Selection Process for At-Large Members
The Nominating Committee will provide candidates with 2 minutes to express their interest in volunteering for the committee. The Board of Directors will receive the recommendations from the Nomination Review Committee and appoint their chosen candidates at one of their meetings. Click here to read more about the Committee Member Appointment and Resignation (GP-12).
What they do:
Make and report on the development of recommendations to the Board of Directors aimed at ensuring students have sufficient academic resources to fulfill their learning objectives.
The Accessibility committee is responsible for monitoring usage of the Student Society Accessibility Fund; approving accessibility-related capital expenses; recommending changes to policy sections relating to issues of accessibility and the Accessibility Fund; researching, maintaining and approving a pricing list of accessibility services; and hearing appeals of decisions taken by the Student Union Resource Office, the General Office and the Finance and Administrative Services Committee.
Examples: Approving technological aids
Click here to read more about the Committee Member Appointment and Resignation (GP-12).
What they do:
The Advocacy Committee identifies, prioritizes and addresses issues that concern students. The committee plans initiatives based on member engagement, and recommends the endorsement of an annual advocacy plan to the Board of Directors.
Examples: They help undergraduate students with the challenge of rising tuition costs and seek improvements in public transit.
What they do:
The Events and Promotions Committee is responsible for the coordination of events and promotional campaigns on campus. Upon request, the Committee may also assist Clubs, DSUs and constituency groups in the planning of events.
Examples: Fundraisers, BBQs, pub nights, and more.
The Surrey Campus Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on issues of concern for SFU Surrey students and helps plan events.
Examples: Encourage the participation of SFU Surrey students, coordinate campus-wide activities in liaison with active Departmental Student Unions and plan campus-wide events.
The Vancouver Campus Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on issues of concern to SFU Vancouver students. They also help plan events.
Examples: Encourage the participation of SFU Vancouver students, coordinate campus-wide activities, and help plan campus-wide events.