The House Committee
All students living at the Women’s College are members of the Students’ Club, which gives them access to all College activities. The House Committee, a group of thirteen students, is the organising arm of the Students’ Club.
The House Committee is elected annually via an online ballot. The Committee meets on Monday nights through the semesters to discuss social, sporting, and cultural events at College. The House Committee Executive consists of the Senior Student, the Honorary Secretary (Vice Senior Student) and the Honorary Treasurer. Other positions held are: community representative, university and intercollege representative, cultural representative, sports representative, Sibyl Society (senior common room) representative, third-year representative, second-year representative and first-year representative.
The Senior Student is the elected leader of the Students’ Club. Usually a student in her third or fourth year, the Senior Student chairs the weekly House Committee meetings. As a member of the Women’s College Council the Senior Student reports on student activities to Council at its meetings throughout the year.
The College values the contribution of its Senior Student very highly. Each year her name is placed on the honour roll in the dining hall. Former Senior Students include the past Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir A.C., Dr Meg Mulvey and Katrina Dawson.
Honorary Secretary (Vice Senior Student)
The Secretary acts as deputy to the Senior Student. She prepares the papers for House Committee and General Meetings and keeps Minutes of all meetings. The Secretary also receives all House Committee correspondence and presents it for discussion at relevant meetings.
The Treasurer looks after the financial matters of the Students’ Club, receives money and pays accounts on its behalf. She keeps an updated list of all Club property, regularly informs the House Committee of income and outgoings, and prepares a financial report for the Students’ Club’s Annual General Meeting.