WCSA is to Wolfson what the Junior and Middle Combination Room committees are to the other Cambridge Colleges (ie. undergrad and graduate student unions). It serves three main functions.
It represents you on College Committees and in dealings with the College. Three members of WCSA (the President, the Vice-President and the Treasurer) sit on the College Council, which is the executive committee of the Governing Body. We also have representation on the Finance Committee, the House Committee, the Members' Steward Committee (catering), Educational Policy Committee and others.
It provides sports and social facilities at Wolfson. WCSA organises evening entertainment and is the umbrella over a wide range of College societies and activities - from football to the choir, from ballroom dancing to walking the Norfolk coast. We receive a small portion of everyone's College Fee, and use this to fund the various societies.
It offers support and advice to those students who need it. We have two Welfare Officers who can give confidential help and advice. In addition, every member of the committee will take time to offer advice, and if we don't know, we probably know someone who does.
All students are automatically Full Members of WCSA and are represented by it [NB.: provision is made in §8.3 of the WCSA Constitution to opt out of Membership]. Spouses of Members, Senior Members, Fellows and Visiting Scholars have Associate Membership, which means that they have all the rights of Full Members except that they may not vote, propose motions or hold office.
The committee meets regularly to discuss matters relating to life in College and to plan future events. However, remember that all of the officers are very approachable, and will take your problems to the next WCSA meeting on your behalf.
WCSA has its own notice boards in the Porters' Lodge. On them, you will find not only details of forthcoming events, but also notices concerning various services that WCSA provides.
Elections to committee posts are held in November.