The UTSU is pleased to announce the establishment of its First Year Council (FYC). This organization will govern the wellbeing and distinctive needs of full time undergraduate students in their first year at the University of Toronto.

The FYC is one of the only campus institutions solely operated by first years, and is an excellent way for new students to cultivate their leadership skills and dip their feet into campus politics.

The First Year Council shall advise the UTSU’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

The First Year Council shall be comprised of:

  • The following Executive positions:
    • President, First Year Council
    • Vice-President, First Year Council
  • Ten (10) First Year Council Members

Members of the First Year Council shall be selected by an application process, at the discretion of the UTSU Executive Committee. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Do I need to have any previous experience in student politics to be a part of the council?

A: While volunteer experience is preferred, the First Year Council was designed to give students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a low-stakes environment.

Q: How are the President and Vice President of the First Year Council selected?

A: The President and Vice President of the First Year Council are elected at the second meeting by its members.

Q: When are applications due by?

A: Applications are due by Friday, September 20th.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the First Year Council?

A: Upon completion of the term, all members will receive an honorary certificate, and participation will be noted on your Co-Curricular Record. Additionally, those elected as executives will be compensated with a $500 honorarium.

Q: Who can I reach out to if I have more questions?

A: You can reach out to Joshua Bowman at president@utsu.ca

More Information

For the full policy overview, click here.

To apply, click here.