Student societies are mandatory-membership organizations run by and for students. Each Innis College student pays a membership fee to the ICSS, and each resident to the IRC, as part of their incidental fees.
The Innis College Student Society (ICSS) is the elected student government at Innis College. The ICSS is committed to providing educational, political, social and athletic services to all students enrolled at Innis College, including those who live in Residence on campus, as well as commuters who live off-campus. All Innis students are welcome to attend meetings of the ICSS Council, and are encouraged to participate in the many social events offered throughout the year. Elections to the ICSS are held in March/April and September each year. For more information check out our Facebook Group (see above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Innis Residence Council (IRC) is the elected student council that serves the Innis Residence community. The IRC is made up entirely of Innis students and works exclusively to serve the students living there. The Innis Residence values community involvement and encourages residents to participate in the various House events and social activities offered by the IRC. To get involved and play an active role in the Residence, you can apply to be part of a wide variety of clubs, sub-committees and elected or volunteer positions. For more information, please visit the IRC website here: www.innisresidence.utoronto.ca/irc or email email@example.com.
Innis College is the only Arts & Science College at the University of Toronto that has parity government. This means there are an equal number of students to faculty/staff positions in our governing Council, and its respective Boards, Committees, and Sub-Committees. Some students are automatically included in many of these committees by virtue of their current elected position. But we are always looking for more students to fulfill the requirements to maintain equal student representation.
Each of the Boards & Committees and Council below are looking for committed individuals who will come to two to three meetings over the course of the academic school year. Your participation in any of these Boards will also satisfy the requirements for the Co-Curricular record, provided you are active in the group and attend all meetings. This is a great opportunity to learn some leadership skills while providing your student voice on how our College is governed.
If you are interested in joining one of the following Boards or Committees, or College Council, please send an email with your name, student number and email address to the ICSS President at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 11th, 2015. Please indicate which of the following groups you would be interested in joining, and we will notify you of the first meeting of the term (usually around the end of September).
The large governing body for our College that encompasses the following four Boards and their respective Committees.
Meets to discuss the operations and effectiveness of the entire Innis College Academic Program.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the College fund-raising and public relations strategies and encouraging the development of responsive relationships between the College and the community.
Review policies pertaining to the administration and use of all College facilities and services.
Monitors the operations and effectiveness of the College’s non-academic services and Student Life programs.
Advises the Student Affairs Board on policies pertaining to the recruitment and admission of students to Innis College; and advise on policies pertaining to Innis College scholarships and awards and recommend for consideration by Council decisions regarding the granting or establishment of specific awards.
Advises the Student Affairs Board on policies pertaining to the operation of the Innis Residence and to the services offered to its residents; and advise on policies pertaining to the admission of students to the Innis Residence.
Advises the Principal and Council on policy for student services offered in the College.
Reviews, evaluates and approves College student activities and positions for the University’s Co-Curricular Record.