Student government is a key mechanism through which students acquire the leadership, planning, decision making and collaborative skills which will help them to become agents of change and transformation. Through participation in the formal student government system, students are able to present their views to college administration and collaborate in building a positive and vibrant learning environment. In addition, student clubs and organizations provide opportunities for students to learn social skills and develop positive relationships with their peers.
Students who wish to serve as representatives in the student government or on the Executive of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) must be in good academic standing.
COSTAATT’s student government is structured as follows:
The student body comprises all students currently enrolled at COSTAATT’s campuses and learning centres.
Registered Student Organisations (RSOs)
Registered Student Organisations (RSOs) provide opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities through membership in clubs devoted to leisure or academic pursuits. RSOs are established on the recommendation of Students Councils, with the approval of the college administration. Students may apply, on the prescribed forms, to the Student Life and Athletics Department for approval and recognition of an RSO. Student organisations benefit from the guidance of assigned faculty advisors, whose responsibility it is to ensure effective student management of RSOs and their activities, including the administration of funds.
Student Councils are the official bodies representing students at the campus level. They offer a forum for students to share their views on topics of interest and provide opportunities for them to collaborate with administration in actively shaping their educational experience. Council representatives are elected through a democratic process.
Student Executive Council
The Student Executive Council is a college-wide body established to ensure effective coordination of student activities in alignment with the College’s mission and vision. It brings together the leadership of the campus-level student councils and comprises all student council presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries, and treasurers. The President of the Student Executive Council is the official spokesperson for the entire student body.
Student Governance Committee
The Student Governance Committee is the overarching, authoritative body comprising staff and students, which is charged with responsibility for the coordination of the executive and student councils and adjudicating on student complaints and disciplinary matters.
For the Academic Year 2012 – 2013 here are your Student Council Representatives
Vice President Day- Ronald Nelson
Vice President Evening- Mark Maurice
Public Relations Officer- Mikhail Cooper
Treasurer- Daniella Salandy
Sports Officer- Robert Castellaro
Secretary- Kimberly Kurbanali
Assistant Secretary- Ariel Martin
Vice President Day- Josette Smith-Bethal
Vice President Evening- Asha Samuel
Public Relations Officer- Sophia Harris- Knight
Treasurer- Lizzy-Ann Dillon-Woods
Sports Officer- Kimlyn Karabai
Secretary- Natalie Williams
Assistant Secretary- Niki Debi
President Day- Troy Des Vignes
Vice President Evening- Ronnie Stanley
Public Relations Officer- Kizzy Craig-Beharry
Treasurer- Moylyn Williams
Sports Officer- Results Void
Secretary- Stacey Mathew-Sealey
Assistant Secretary- Nekisha Paul