- الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة
- Student Union
The Student Union aims to serve, represent, and entertain the student body.
For the year 2023 - 2024, we envision a community in which each and every student feels that the Student Union supports their experience. Each and every student should feel that their voices are heard, interests are met, and activism is indispensable. We envision the Student Union as the guide for every student to reach the potential of their university experience. Our goal is to support all student leaders, organizations, associations, and entities to sustain and boost the AUC community's engagement while striving for a better academic and career-developing experience for all students. We envision a Student Union that supports every experience.
The Academics Affairs Committee is responsible for enhancing students’ academic experience and supporting the development of their careers. It ensures that students have opportunities to develop the necessary skills required in the job market outside of their classes. It is responsible for providing innovative academic initiatives, competitions and services.
The Community Engagement Committee ensures that all AUC students feel included and engaged. It should guarantee that all students have the opportunity to engage with the rest of the community proactively. This committee is also responsible for our social responsibility towards the AUC community and all workers. It is also responsible for promoting environmental sustainability internally to become a sustainable organization and externally to the AUC community.
The main aim of the Events and Entertainment Committee is to entertain the student body. It should work on creating diverse experiences that cater to different student preferences and interests. The events and entertainment committee prioritizes the students' needs and aims to give them the best user experience within each event which can be achieved through different approaches including talent shows, entertainment, talks, workshops and campaigns, small, medium and mega-scale events, some of which are ticketed. And also, by constantly exploring new approaches and platforms in accordance with changing student interests.
The Fundraising Committee is responsible for expanding the Student Union’s sources of revenue. This entails contacting sponsors to provide monetary and in-kind funds for the operations of the Student Union in accordance with other SU committees, initiating funding campaigns and creating outlets for student funding academically and otherwise. The Fundraising committee is responsible for expanding the SU Card, as well as finding new ways to fundraise for the SU Scholarship, SSR campaigns and other Support funds.
The Human Resources Committee is responsible for the growth, development and well-being of the Student Union team. It is responsible for materializing effective team recruitment systems, incentive/award systems, and long-term team development tracking systems alongside other SU committees. This committee is also expected to provide multiple internal team workshops and training, whilst continuously providing outlets for the creation and sustenance of a lively internal team spirit.
The Marketing and Branding Committee is responsible for promoting all the on-ground and online events by following suitable marketing strategies and the student Union's identity which ensures an exceptional experience for the student body. They empower creative individuals to pursue and develop their skills. It is also required to maintain the positioning and image of the student union and ensure active communication channels with all students and satisfy them with further initiatives.
The Public Relations Committee aims to develop AUC students by the provision of influential and inspiring initiatives after researching different student interests, connecting the AUC Student Union to both different student organizations on campus and different universities and schools to unite with different student leaders and provide potential collaborations. An integral aspect of SU Public Relations is the organization of the American Student Government Associations (ASGA) conference which is held locally by the AUC Student Union.
The Student Services Committee should constantly search for and provide opportunities to serve the student body through tailored and large-scale services satisfying varying student needs and/or demands. It is expected to provide ongoing services for different student groups across and beyond campus. This committee is also responsible for operating respective Student Union outlets and providing opportunities for them to expand. This committee needs to be able to utilize the resources of the Student Union as a whole to tailor services for diverse students and student entities alike; whether online or on ground.
The Treasury Committee is the key catalyst responsible for all financial dealings and transactions within the Student Union and between the SU and the university. This entails creating an effective system for internal committee transactions and allocating respective budgets. Treasury should create a system for assessing the Student Union’s cash flow, track the SU’s assets, and direct collective expenditure strategically by including an SU production Team, which works closely with other committees in terms of operations.
The Representation Committee acts as an intermediate, advocate and guide for all student rights and concerns in front of the university administration and any affiliated parties. It prioritizes raising awareness regarding university procedures, policies and processes while giving consistent and constant updates on all matters concerning the student body. Furthermore, it aims to be in direct communication and collaboration with all branches of the Student Government and organizations on campus. This is achieved through the establishment and maintenance of direct communication channels with the Student Body such as SU REP outlets (Messenger, Hotline and others).
The Technology and Innovation Committee is mainly responsible for empowering all Student Union committees by executing all the requested initiatives by them. It is also responsible to generate and develop calibers in the Technology and Innovation Committee while executing all year-needed operations in order to sustain the operations of the committee for the upcoming years. The committee is also responsible for operating the SU website and SU App to serve, represent and entertain the student body.