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OVERVIEW

HIGH EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

President

The President of the Yale College Council is charged with developing a vision for YCC and leading its operations. As president of the student body, he or she serves as the primary liaison between students and Yale's administration. The President meets on a regular basis with the University President, Dean of Yale College, and other University officials. In addition to these responsibilities, the president represents Yale's undergraduates to persons or groups outside of the University whenever such representation is called for.

Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for recruitment, elections, project assignment to representatives, and committee and team oversight. The Vice President also leads the Management Board, the Council of Representatives, and meets with key University officials. Additionally, he or she serves as the liaison between the YCC and University Standing Committees as well as the primary manager of the Policy Branch.

Events Director

The Events Director oversees all Yale College Council events and programming. The Events Director is responsible for the Events Branch of the Yale College Council, which includes the the Events Committee, the First Year Class Council, the Junior Class Council, the Sophomore Class Council, and the Spring Fling Committee. The Events Director regularly meets with University officials to carry out the event and programming goals of the YCC and to form new partnerships between the YCC and different communities of the University.


 

POLICY BRANCH

 

Academics Director

The YCC Academics Director oversees projects in the areas of academic offerings, policies and regulations, and calendars. He or she serves as the YCC's liaison with chairs of academic departments, the Yale Undergraduate Career Services, and Center for Professional and International Experiences (CIPE).

Student Life Director

The Student Life Director oversees projects in the areas of social life, disciplinary regulations, athletic affairs, greek life, religious affairs, environmental affairs, special services (e.g. summer storage), residential colleges, special community initiatives, and New Haven affairs.

University Services Director

The University Services Director coordinates projects dealing with undergraduate services provided by Yale University, such as dining, housing, health and mental health, security, Office of Disabilities, shuttles, and information technology services (ITS).

City Director

The City Director serves to connect the Yale community with the city of New Haven and foster a strong relationship. From raising awareness about events and activities in the city to supporting small businesses and more, the City Director's main job will be to support the city of New Haven and invite Yalies to get to know New Haven as home. The City Director is supported by members of the City Team, and is also responsible for managing the Team's projects and delegating work. The City Director serves as a liaison between the YCC and members of the New Haven community who are interested in partnership.

Residential College Director

The Residential College Director oversees projects that help improve students’ quality of life in their residential colleges and overall residential college experience. The Residential College Director serves as a liaison between the YCC and all of the other individual college councils, improving communication and coordination. The Residential College Director will also work closely with other directors to plan events and programs for the college as a whole.


Operations branch

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff manages administrative operations behind the scenes by handling overall logistics of the YCC, supporting policy directors and their management of projects, planning social events to improve the cohesion of the organization. The Chief of Staff’s duties include meeting with policy directors, managing Affinity Network teams, and organizing the underlying layers connecting the organization as a whole.

Business Director and Business Team

The YCC Business Director is responsible for budget allocation, securing funds, fundraising efforts, forming partnerships to provide student discounts, and seeking sponsorships. The Business Director also manages the Business Team and chairs the Council of Representatives' Special Funding Committee.

Communications Director and Communications Team

The YCC Communications Director is responsible for public relations, press relations, communication within the council (notes, distributing agendas, minutes, coordinating meeting locations), external communications (emails, newsletters, publishing reports), website development, and social media outreach. The Communications Director also manages the Communications Team, which consists of copy writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and video editors.


Student services branch

Task Force Director and Task Forces

The Task Force Director organizes and leads Task Forces. Task Forces are year-long projects carried out in collaboration with non-YCC Yale organizations. They align with both the missions of the Yale College Council and the external organization. Task Forces focus on concrete, actionable goals. Task Forces primarily consist of non-YCC members and members can range from students to administrators. At large, Task Forces reflect grassroots student demand for action and campus change. They are distinct from YCC policy projects. Specifically, Task Forces are more focused on implementation and promotion rather than report-writing and advocacy with administrators.

UOFC Director and UOFC

The UOFC Director chairs the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee (UOFC) and manages the Funding Committee, its budget, and its Organization Finance Managers. Responsibilities include allocating funds, managing Capital Equipment, and providing resources for student organizations. The Committee provides annual funding and support for special events. Additionally, the UOFC oversees organization registration, acts as a liaison between the administrators and student organizations, rents capital equipment (such as audio visual equipment), and works to improve policy related to student organizations on campus.


Events branch

 

Events Committee

The Events Committee is responsible for planning and producing YCC events throughout the year including, but not limited to, speaker events, Final Cut, Battle of the Bands, and the annual Yale-Harvard game party/tailgate. The committee, led by the Events Director, consists of both elected Council representatives and non-elected associate members who apply to the serve on the committee. Within the Committee, there exist subcommittees that manage the production of large scale events.

Spring Fling Committee

The Spring Fling Committee is charged with planning and executing Spring Fling, Yale’s annual music festival held after the end of classes in April. Spring Fling is one of Connecticut’s largest music events, bringing together the entire campus to celebrate the end of the year. The committee conducts industry research on potential talent and creates a shortlist of recommendations, compiles and analyzes survey results, and plans the production. Spring Fling Committee members are associate members of YCC. The committee is led by a chair appointed by the committee at large.

First-Year Class Council

Comprised of 28 first-year representatives (two from each residential college), the First-Year Class Council is the primary student government body representing the freshmen. The FCC is responsible for planning major events such as the First-Year Olympics, First-Year Barbecue, and the First-Year Dance.

Sophomore Class Council

The Sophomore Class Council (SoCo) is dedicated to improving the student life of sophomores. Responsibilities of the Council include the planning of class wide events and working on pertinent issues (e.g. advising reform, career opportunities). The council is composed of two representatives from each residential college and a president who is elected by the sophomore class each April.

Junior Class Council

The Junior Class Council (JCC) consists of two representatives from each residential college. The JCC’s responsibilities vary largely due to the diverse interests its members are charged to represent. Past initiatives have included the creation of an online database of internships across a number of different fields in conjunction with Undergraduate Career Services. The junior class elects a president to lead the council each April.