Residence Action Council

Join Residence Action Council(RAC), a student governing body comprised of elected representatives from each house, hall, court or block in residence.

Calling all student leaders!

We are now accepting applications for RAC. Please submit your application by September 10, 2021 at noon.

Tell me about RAC!

RAC provides a forum for discussing views of residence students, and consults with Dining Services and the Department of Residences staff to improve facilities and services within the residences. RAC is a council formed by, run by, and advocating for residence students- join today to make your voice heard!

The Residence Action Council (RAC) will be recruiting  for their Board of Directors and Executive Team! Applications open August 16, 2021. 

If you are looking for a way to get involved this year, meet some amazing people, and make a difference in residence then RAC is for you!

Please note:

  • Applicants must be current residence students
  • Applicants cannot be staff (Dons and Head Residents)

RAC roles to apply for

The President acts as the figurehead of the entire Residence Action Council (RAC) and acts as the liaison between RAC and other official bodies at Brock. The President is responsible for facilitating Executive and Board of Director meetings, works with the Director of Internal Affairs to facilitate training opportunities, holds signing authority on RAC funds, and is expected to hold one on one meetings with each member of the Board of Directors and Executive once per term. The President directly oversees the Director of Leadership & Communications, Director of Finance, Director of Public Relations, and Director of Internal Affairs.

The President is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The President will receive an honorarium of $500 maximum/term.

The Director of Internal Affairs (D-IA) is responsible for chairing the Recruitment and Recognition Committee, recruiting executives (with the Director Public Relations), and for planning and facilitating training alongside the President. The D-IA directly oversees the Director of Student Advocacy and the Director of Spirit and Engagement. The D-IA is also responsible for the selection of award winners at the year end banquet.

The D-IA is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-iA will receive an honorarium of $400 maximum/term.

The Director of Finance (D-F) is responsible for all RAC funds, transactions, and budgets. The D-F is to develop the RAC budget with the President and RAC Advisor. The D-F is responsible for providing and maintaining a details and comprehensive system for expenses and issuing reimbursements. The D-F co-chairs the Events Committee and Executive meetings with the Director, Public Relations.

The D-F is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-F will receive an honorarium of $400 maximum/term.

The Director of Public Relations (D-PR) is responsible for the advertising and marketing of RAC events and the taking of photos/videos at RAC events. The D-PR is also responsible for creating and maintaining the RAC social media platforms. The D-PR co-chairs the Events Committee with the Director of Finance.

The D-PR is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-PR will receive in an honour airing of $400 maximum/term.

The Director of Leadership & Communications (D-LC) is responsible for planning training days, facilitating executive training with the President, and coordinating registration/participation at various conferences. The D-LC chairs the Constitution Review Committee and co-chairs the Leadership and Engagement Committee with the Director of Spirit and Engagement. The D-LC is responsible for the interpretation of the RAC Constitution.

The D-LC is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-LC will receive an honorarium of $400 maximum/term.

The Director of Student Advocacy (D-SA) is responsible for charging the Food and Accommodations Committee and for organizing a system in which students can present ideas and/or concerns to RAC. The D-SA is responsible for organizing at least one forum with the Director of Public Relations for students to share their ideas and concerns.

The D-SA is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-SA will receive an honorarium of $400 maximum/term.

The Director of Spirit and Engagement (D-SE) is responsible for ensuring RAC spirit and morale by running spirit related events and/or programming, including socials for RAC members. The D-SE is responsible for promoting volunteer opportunities on and off campus and is required to run a minimum of one charity/volunteer event throughout the year. The D-SE is the co-chair of the Engagement Committee with the Director of Leadership and Communications.

The D-SE is a full year commitment (September-April) and is a 5-10 hour weekly commitment. The D-SE will receive an honorarium of $400 maximum/term.

A Building Executive acts as a voice and liaison for students of their assigned residence building. Building Executives are responsible for running at least one event or initiative per semester for their assigned building, facilitate separate meetings of Building Advocates, maintain communication with Residence Life Staff, sit on the Governing Documents Review Panel, and attend Executive Meetings.

Building Executives must live in the building they are elected to represent. Building Executives are a full year commitment (September-April) and are a 1-5 hour weekly commitment. Building Executives will receive an honorarium of $300 maximum/term.

Building Advocates are responsible for repressing the members of their House/Hall/Court/Block (H/H/C/B) at building separate meetings, promoting and  attending RAC activities, attending RAC training, and leasing between students and RAC.

Building Advocates are elected at their first H/H/C/B meeting on move in day. Building Advocates are a full year commitment (September-April) and are about a 1 hour a week commitment.

Testimonials

Dawn Kakiroko 

RAC President 2020-2021 

What would you tell students interested in being a part of RAC? 

“It is a great experience to develop your understanding of the residence aspect of Brock. It is an opportunity to engage in social events and activities with students from a different angle. RAC is an experience that can contribute to your future job opportunities and experiences.”  

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Hana Mohamed Farook 

Quarry View Building Executive 2018-2019 

What is (at least) one thing you learned about yourself as a leader while on RAC?  

“I learned that great leadership takes a community. Being a leader does not mean you have to take the role all on your own. Being surrounded by so many brilliant and creative leaders allows you to take advice from all your peers to come up with awesome ideas to create fun events for students.”  

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Robert O’Halloran 

Village Building Executive 2018-2019 

How did being on RAC benefit you throughout your undergrad and/or after graduating from Brock?  

“Being a member of RAC gave me a better idea of how I wanted to spend my 4 years at Brock beyond being just a student. It gave me a clear focus on how I wanted to become more involved with Student Life at Brock to not only make the most of my student experience but contribute in a positive way to the student experience of those around me.” 

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Lia Strazzeri 

Earp Building Executive 2017-2018 

What is your fondest memory of being on RAC?  

“My fondest memory was working with the Building Advocate’s of Earp…We were a large group and came together every week to meet and discuss how to improve residence life in our building. The meetings never felt like meetings, it felt like getting together with friends…because of how comfortable everyone was with each other and because we had created a safe space for students to speak freely…I couldn’t have asked to work with a better group of students.”  

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Syd Hayward 

Vallee Building Executive, 2016-2017 

What would you tell students interested in being a part of RAC? 

“It’s an amazing opportunity to get to know the residence community and make an impact on others!”