The Non-Resident Affairs Committee (NRAC) is made up of 16 members and meets at least four times a year. According to the Trinity College Constitution, the responsibilities of the NRAC are:
- To integrate commuter students into the College community.
- To present the unique concerns of commuter students to college government and administration.
- To facilitate the participation of commuter students in Student Government.
- To be a resource for commuter students wanting to participate in college life, including by maintaining a commuter students’ common room.
- To organize events that facilitate the interaction of the commuter and resident communities.
- To actively communicate with the commuter community through appropriate means in order to ensure that commuter students are kept a part of student events at the college.
NRAC has a big responsibility to help keep commuter students involved in student life and you can be a part of the magic. You can run for a position on NRAC during spring elections, typically held in March (or if you want to run for the position of NRAC first-year representative, just show up to first-year elections on the first day of classes in September). If you have any questions regarding these positions, please email email@example.com.
The positions available on NRAC are as follows:
HEADS OF NON-RESIDENT AFFAIRS
This awesome twosome is elected every March and serve as the heads of the Non-Resident Affairs Committee as well as sitting on most of the other governing bodies of Trinity College. The Heads of NRAC work closely with the resident Heads of College and Heads of Arts to integrate the resident and commuter communities. They are your go to heads for all things Off-Campus, and like all the heads, pretty much everything else as well. You must be entering your 3rd or 4th year to run for Head of Non-Resident Affairs.
The Treasurer of NRAC works together with the Heads of NRAC to manage the substantial finances of the committee. In addition to being in charge of drafting and adhering to the yearly budget, the treasurer’s responsibilities include sitting on the Finance Committee (FC), the reimbursement of anything purchased on behalf of NRAC and preparing an annual audit at the end of each year. The treasurer is elected by the student body in March elections.
The Secretary of NRAC is responsible for preparing meeting agendas, taking detailed minutes during all NRAC meetings and editing/publishing meeting minutes within a reasonable deadline. The secretary is elected by the student body in March elections.
The Communications Coordinator of NRAC works alongside the Heads to frequently update and maintain all forms of communication relating to non-resident events and affairs. They are responsible for assisting in distributing social media and other forms of communication, as well as publicizing NRAC events, announcements and Trin This Week to commuter students. The Communications Coordinator is elected by the student body in March elections.
NON-RESIDENT YEAR HEADS
Every year, two non-resident heads from each year are elected to represent their year, sit on various governing bodies, fulfill certain duties and plan specific events as set out by the constitution. The Second, Third, and Fourth Year Heads are elected by the student body in March elections. First Year Heads are elected during first year elections, traditionally held on the first day of classes in Seeley Hall. All candidates must be nominated by an upper year (just tap them on the shoulder and ask for a nomination).
HEADS OF COLLEGE
The Heads of College also sit on NRAC so that they can get a better understanding of the particular issues of the off campus student body and help to integrate the commuter and resident communities.