The Mount Allison Students’ Union is governed by the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC), a democratically elected body of students. Council is responsible for passing policy on behalf of the MASU, for maintaining the Bylaws and Operating Procedures, and for providing oversight to the Executive and Staff. If you would like to find out how to get involved with the Students’ Administrative Council, please visit our Elections page.
2016-2017 Council Meetings
All meetings are open to the public and we encourage our members to attend. During the summer, council meetings are typically held once a month. During the school year, council meetings occur on a weekly or biweekly basis – please refer to the MASU’s Event Calendar to identify the meeting dates (www.masu.ca/what/events).
The President and five Vice-Presidents make up the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is chaired by the President and manages the affairs of the MASU. Members of the Executive serve terms from May to April.
In January, elections are held to select the President; Vice-President, Academic Affairs; Vice-President, External Affairs; and Vice-President, Campus Life. These four positions sit as voting members of Council.
In addition to the elected positions, the Vice-President, Finance and Operations and the Vice-President, Communications are hired by the MASU. These two positions sit as non-voting members of Council.
Each year, the MASU elects six Faculty Councillors – two from each faculty of Arts, Science, and Social Science – who also represent students on Senate, Mount Allison University’s highest academic governing body. These positions sit as voting members of Council. Faculty Councillors serve terms from May to April.
Board of Regents Representative
One student is elected each year to serve as a Councillor-at-Large, who also sits as a member of the Board of Regents, Mount Allison University’s highest non-academic governing body. This position sits as a voting member of Council. The Board of Regent Representative serves a term from June to May due to the terms for Mount Allison’s Board.
The President; Vice-President, Academic Affairs; Vice-President, External Affairs; and Vice-President, Campus Life are also Councillors-at-Large.
Six councillors from among students living on campus and off campus are elected each year in the fall to represent their constituents on general issues. These councillors serve a term from September to April.
One first-year councillor is elected each year in the fall from the incoming class to represent the best interests of students in their first year of study at Mount Allison. The first-year councillor serves a term from September to April.
The Vice-President, Finance & Operations and Vice-President, Communications do not vote on motions presented in Council as these positions are hired and not elected by the membership. They represent the best interests of the organization’s fiscal sustainability and the integrity of its image and brand. Their membership is also a part of the executive team. Non-voting councillors councillors serve terms from May to April.