Running a Society

Message from CSC Chair

Running a Society will be the best experience you have in college. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet people and learn priceless life skills, so it’s important that you make the most of this privilege. However, as with most privileges, having an officer’s position in a society comes with a lot of responsibility as well. Responsibility to your members, officers of the past who have built up the society, and the future of the society, so please make sure you are always trying your hardest to do your job as best as you can.
But don’t be daunted by this, as we in the CSC are always here to help you with any problems you may have with any aspect of running a society. Most of what you need to know is contained in this guide, so read it thoroughly, regardless of your position on the committee, and if you have any further concerns or anything about which you’re unsure, just pop into the office or send us an email and we will help you. Best of luck with the year, and remember, if you’re not enjoying it, you’re doing something wrong!
Cian McCarthy – CSC Chair 2012. Chair of Singers Society &  Secretary of  the Trinity Arts Festival

Running a Society Committee.


Committee Responsibilities: There are numerous roles within a society, the main ones being Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and in most cases a PRO. Depending on their objectives some have officers responsible for equipment, activities, library, press, debates or individual projects etc.

Duties of Society Officers to the CSC:  Each elected officers, has a duty of care to their society, but they also have certain responsibilities towards the CSC. If officers are experiencing any difficulties with regards to running of a society, please either call into the office to have a chat, or contact us and we will work together to find a resolution.