The DSUS Executive are elected by the DAN School of Drama and Music student body. Consisting of two Co-Presidents, an Equity Advisor, and two Vice-Presidents, together the Executive guides the direction of the Society. During a one-year term, the team oversees all of the Society’s operations.
The President guides the direction of the Society throughout their term. The priority of the President is to represent the DAN School student body equitably, honestly, and with integrity. This is fulfilled through attending faculty meetings, overseeing associated student organizations, and attending meetings with Alma Mater Society on behalf of the student body.
The President uses their time working with the Department, DAN School Faculty, ASUS, and the AMS Assembly to advocate for their students and help shape the DAN School community to be the best DAN community at Queen’s.
The Vice-President of Operations is responsible for the operational management of the Society, and the practical implementation of Society initiatives. The Vice-President of Operations coordinates internal records and finances, manages outreach and events, and oversees the Operations committee.
The Vice-President of Operations represents student interests, and helps oversee all Society events and initiatives, and advocates on behalf of the student body.
The Vice-President of Student Affairs is directly responsible for all student matters regarding the Society. The Vice-President of Student Affairs also and creates event plans with, and oversees the Student Affairs committee.
As a voting member of the DSUS Assembly, The Vice-President of Student Affairs is responsible for acting in the best interest of students in the DAN School student body, and advocating on their behalf.
The Academics Commissioner is responsible for overseeing all academic affairs DSUS engages in. This includes being the primary supervisor of DSUS’ tutoring program, sitting on the Academic Planning Committee of the DAN School of Drama and Music, and advocating for academic equity, accessibility, and prosperity within the DAN School. The Academic Commissioner is students’ first point of contact for all academic grievances.
The Director of Finance is responsible for guiding all of the Society’s financial decisions. While all budgets and spendings remain at the ultimate discretion of the Senate, the Director of Finance is an influential part of the process through advisory and guidance. The Director of Finance is responsible for keeping updated records or the Society’s financials, and executing all purchases or reimbursements.
The Public Relations Commissioner is responsible for overseeing all public fronts of the Society; this includes managing all social media platforms, the supervision of new in itiatives, like the DSUS podcast, and engaging all students in the online DAN School community. The public relations commissioner also oversees a public affairs team, together they create all content for DSUS.
The Equity Commissioner is responsible for ensuring the Society is held accountable to a fair and equitable operation, this mission also extends to the DAN School. The Equity Commissioner heads all inclusivity initiatives the Society partakes in, and communicates with students regularly through surveys and office hours to ensure every DAN School student feels safe and included on campus.
The Director of Orientation is responsible for facilitating the DAN School Orientation in collaboration with the President. The Director of Orientation is responsible for ensuring quality student experience during the Orientation event for all years of study.
The Events Commissioner is responsible for creating all events the Society offers in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Events Commissioner also oversees the events commission is composed primarily of Year Representatives; together, they facilitate all of DSUS’ events, fundraisers, and social initiatives.
The Secretary is responsible for facilitating the Society’s Administration as well as overseeing the secretariat. The Secretary aids in the creation of policy and ensures all meetings are properly functioning and understood through taking meeting minutes and recording attendance.