ABOUT THE COUNCIL
The SMUSA Council is the policy-making arm of the association and provides strategic direction to its executive arm, the SMUSA Executive Committee (ExCo).
The President, Vice-President and Secretaries of the 9 departments in the SMUSA ExCo and the Presidents of the 6 School and 4 CCA Constituent Bodies (CBds) sits on the SMUSA Council.
These CBds are led by the respective Presidents and their individual Managing Committees (MCs). They ensure that the needs of their respective bodies are met.
THE 18TH COUNCIL
22ND SMUSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SCHOOL CONSTITUENT BODIES
CCA CONSTITUENT BODIES
Within the Council, 3 Working Committees (WC) are formed to look into specific aspects of student life that will better enhance and meet the needs of the student population.
The Elections Fever WC focuses on standardising the General Election processes across SMUSA and the CBds to unify elections as a Council. This increases the credibility of the elections. The WC also explores ways to increase the exposure of members running for the elections and the number of casted votes for the elections.
The Grassroots WC aims to identify important topics of interests concerning students, thereby launching new related initiatives or building on current ones. This year, Grassroots WC has decided on the topic of "Sustainability". In line with Climate Action Week, Grassroots WC launched SMU Sustainability Week 2022 which happened from 19 September to 23 September.
The Leadership Induction WC plans for the Students' Association Council Leadership Induction Programme (SACLIP).
This programme is to officially induct the new batch of Council members through leadership simulations, case studies and activities that ingrain the values of working together as one Council. The 3-day programme also aims to create camaraderie between the newly elected Council members and for them to see the importance of themselves as individuals and a Council that eventually brings change for the better of the school community. This year, with the ease of COVID-19 restrictions, SACLIP was conducted physically for the incoming Council.