The General Assembly is a bi-weekly meeting held for the Board of Directors of The Residence Society. This meeting is where anything concerning the Society is discussed, decided, and voted upon. It is open to the public, though only board members are given a vote.
General Assembly Members:
Speaker of the House (non-voting)
The Executives (voting)
House Presidents (voting)
First Year Advisory Committee Chair (voting)
Any guest speakers (non-voting)
The public (non-voting)
If you have any questions or would like to attend General Assembly, contact your House President or Executive within your House for further information. General Assemblies are open to any member of The Residence Society, such as students living in residence.
General Assembly Schedule for the 2018 - 19 School Year:
September 16th, 2018, 7:00PM
September 30th, 2018, 7:00PM
October 14th, 2018, 7:00PM
October 28th, 2018, 7:00PM
November 11th, 2018, 7:00
November 25th, 2018, 7:00PM
December 2nd, 2018, 7:00PM
January 13th, 2018, 7:00PM
January 27th, 2019, 7:00PM
February 10th, 2019, 7:00PM
February 24th, 2019, 7:00
March 10th, 2019, 7:00PM
March 24th, 2019 7:00
* Dates and location are subject to change
More about the Governance of ResSoc
The Residence Society (ResSoc) is governed by the The Residence Council. The Council is formed primarily with elected student representatives such the House Presidents and most of the Executive members and functions as the administrative head of the Society, performing all management duties, enforcing the policies of the Society, and maintaining an extensive list of services. In addition to the elected representatives, the Council hires a number front line staff such as Residence Facilitators in order to further the objectives of the society. Currently, the Council has 50 full and part-time employees.
The council has three main decision making bodies. Performing day to day administrative and management functions is the Executive Board, which is composed of the President, the two Vice Presidents (Residence Affairs and Judicial Affair), two Officers (Finance and Human Resources) and the two Coordinators (Events and Marketing). Decisions on policy changes and discussion of current affairs affecting students in residence takes place at the General Assembly which is composed of the Executive, all 15 House Presidents and the Chair of the First Year Advisory Committee. Although all are welcome to attend General Assembly and participate in the discussion, only elected representatives have a vote.
Finally, at the more local level, in each House has a House Council which is composed of the House President, the Residence Facilitators, the Floor Representatives and other Council Members (if applicable). This body discusses any issues that may affect the local constituents.