Beyond attending Students’ Legislative Council (SLC), your elected representatives participate in SLC committees. SLC appoints these committees and delegates specific authority and responsibilities to them. SLC committees help the SU develop policy, administer programs, and engage with the needs of the student body.

SLC committees require the leadership and participation of SU executive members. However, many committees offer opportunities for current SLC members and non-elected students (students-at-large) to participate in committee work.

Representing the student voice on an SU committee is a rewarding experience. From influencing the direction of policy or financial decisions to gaining valuable professional and work experience – membership on an SU committee comes with a number of professional and personal opportunities.

The SU often looks for volunteers to sit on committees. Ideal candidates have a sincere concern for student interests and should be comfortable speaking in a committee or professional meeting setting. Diplomacy, organization, and level-headedness are qualities that would be of benefit to an SU committee.

All student-at-large committee members serve on the committee from the time they are appointed until April 30th.

If you are interested in applying to become a committee representative, please use the downloadable version of the application form (MS Word). It’s important your application be as complete as possible, as applicants are selected solely based on the information provided.

Committee Application

Note: The Refugee Student Program Committee and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force each have their own application.

Please address your submission and any questions or comments to:

Michael Hedgecock, Coordinator, Student Support
Students’ Union, University of Calgary
MSC 251, 2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4


After the Committee Administrator reviews applications, the SLC Nominations Committee will meet to consider the applications. The Committee Administrator will then only contact those persons appointed by the SLC Nominating Committee.

  • Committee of 10,000: TBA
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force: TBA
  • International Student Financial Need Bursary Selection Committee: TBA
  • Policy and Development Review Committee: TBA
  • Pride Scholarship Selection Committee: TBA
  • Quality Money Committee: TBA
  • Refugee Student Program Committee: June 19, 2023
  • Teaching Excellence Awards Committee: TBA
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Working Group: TBA

Application Information

Each SU Committee has a Terms of Reference, a policy that details the mandate (or purpose) of the committee, its size, membership qualifications, and reporting requirements. Positions on SU Committees remain open until filled.

General Application for all other committees:

General Application

Refugee Student PROGRAM Committee

RSB Application for the Refugee Student Program Committee:

(Application deadline: June 19, 2023)

RSB Application

SU Working Groups

SU Working Group Committees can consist of various SU Government officials, Student Legislative Council member, UCalgary professionals, and student-at-large undergraduates.

Position descriptions for these committees are below.

Committee of 10,000 – [ Position Description ]

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force – [ Position Description ]

International Student Financial Need Bursary Selection Committee – [ Position Description ]

Policy Development and Review Committee – [ Position Description ]

Pride Scholarship Selection Committee – [ Position Description ]

Quality Money Committee – [ Position Description ]

Refugee Student Program Committee – [ Position Description ]

Teaching Excellence Awards Committee – [ Position Description ]

Undergraduate Research Symposium Working Group – [ Position Description ]

SU Committees

Terms of Reference (July 2019)

Members: VP Student Life as Chair, four (4) to six (6) non-Executive members of SLC

Description: The Clubs Committee establishes principles, strategies, and procedures for how the SU supports and engages Student Organizations at the University of Calgary, including reviewing and approving award nominations and funding applications.

Terms of Reference (Jan 2019)

Members: VP Student Life as Chair, two (2) non-Executive members of SLC, four (4) to six (6) Students-at-Large

Description:The Committee of 10,000 allocates money given by Active Members to charitable organizations in Calgary.

Meeting frequency: Once per school year and as needed. Attendance to an awards reception held in April is also required.

Terms of Reference (Mar 2018)

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, five (5) members of SLC

Description: The SLC Nominations Committee sets closing dates for committee applications and ensures all SLC and student-at-large positions are adequately advertised. The committee also appoints candidates for various committees and boards. This body meets as necessary.

Terms of Reference

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, all Executive and three (3) SLC members

Description:The Operations and Finance Committee is an Empowered Standing Committee delegated with the authority to make day-to-day operational and financial decisions for the SU.

Terms of Reference (Jan 2019)

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, three (3) non-Executive members of SLC, and three (3) Students-at-Large

Description: The Policy Development Committee meets as needed to review and draft new and revised SU policies for consistency, formatting and wording, as well as to review and evaluate existing SLC mandates and/or SU regulatory policies.

Meeting frequency: Biweekly, between October and April.

Terms of Reference

Members: President as Chair, all Executive, three (3) members of SLC, two (2) Students at Large

Description: The Quality Money Committee is mandated to recommend to the SLC the allocation of monies received by the university for funding of projects to improve student life. This body meets throughout the entire academic year.

Meeting frequency: Weekly on Wednesdays, 90-minute meetings at 5:00pm between November and March.

Terms of Reference (Jan 2019)

Members: VP External as Chair, VP Operations and Finance as Vice-Chair, two (2) non-executive members of SLC, eight (8) students-at-large appointed by Nominations Committee, one student-at-large appointed by the Residence Students’ Association (RSA), one International Student Services (ISS) staff member recommended by the University, and one Residence Services staff member recommended by the University.

Description: The Refugee Student Program Committee selects those refugee students for sponsorship to attend and study at the university. The money for sponsorship is obtained from a levy collected each semester from all SU members. The body meets once per month and the meeting is approximately two hours in length. It shall also be responsible for setting general policies that aligns with the Constitution of World University Services of Canada (WUSC) and working with all relevant campus stakeholders to aid all University sponsored refugee students and further develop the refugee student program.

Meeting frequency: Monthly between July and April.

Terms of Reference

Members: VP Academic as Chair, seven (7) non-Executive SLC members, three (3) Students-at-Large

Description: The Teaching Excellence Awards Committee promotes and administers the Teaching Excellence Awards program and selects award recipients. This body does the majority of its work in the last six weeks the fall and winter semesters.

Meeting frequency: Once in the Fall and Winter terms, including a half-day meeting on a Saturday in March. Members will conduct class visits during November and March.

Terms of Reference

Members: President as Chair, all Executives

Description: The University and Government Relations Committee’s main purpose is to share relevant information among elected officials on to the relationship between the Students’ Union, Graduate Students’ Association, the University of Calgary, and government. This body meets monthly to review and develop a response to issues that affect undergraduate students.