The Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) is the student union that represents all undergraduate students at Trent University.
The TCSA represents the interests of its members to all levels of government and university administration. It is also a member of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). As a member local of the CFS, the TCSA is committed to bringing about necessary educational, administrative and/or legislative changes in those areas affecting students.
In addition to its advocacy and lobby efforts, the TCSA also provides a variety of services and events for its members including a Used Book Consignment program, student discount map, free student agenda, a student benefits plan, social events, concerts, lectures and more.
The TCSA is governed by a 30-member Board of Directors made up of representatives from each college cabinet, as well as an executive committee and equity commissioners elected annually from the membership at large. General elections are held each March, with the term in office beginning in April and lasting for a full twelve months.
The TCSA also supports and sponsors more than 70 clubs and societies on campus.
The Association continually works to improve and expand the scope of its advocacy, activities and programs. Students are encouraged to communicate ideas and opinions to their elected representatives on the TCSA Board of Directors, to participate and become involved in the activities of the Association, and to exercise their voting and membership privileges.
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Founding Principles & Objectives
The TCSA is committed to the following fundamental principles upon which the organization was founded in 1995:
Rights of Members
All undergraduate students are members of the TCSA and have the right to participate fully in all activities of the Association.
Meetings of the Board of Directors (the governing body of the TCSA) are open and members have full speaking rights. Members are encouraged to participate in the committees of the Association, vote in elections for Board representatives and to run for office.
Each year the Association holds at least one general membership meeting at which each member has one vote.
To find out more about exercising your rights as a member of the TCSA, elections or getting involved, please email email@example.com.
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