The Central Societies Committee (CSC) is the body responsible for student
societies in Trinity College. The objects of the CSC are:
promote the interests of student societies and to act as their representative
within the University of Dublin and Trinity College.
- To consider applications for, and to grant, recognition as University societies;
and to regulate the continuing recognition of such societies.
elect representatives to sit on the Capitation Committee.
elect representatives to sit on other committees as appropriate.
seek from the Capitation Committee a proportion of the capitation fees adequate
to meet the needs of societies.
distribute grants to societies out of the money allocated to the C.S.C.
by the Capitation Committee, and to oversee the usage of said monies.
oversee the auditing of the accounts of societies.
develop an overall policy for the maintenance, use and extension of the
accommodation and facilities available to societies, and to implement any
such policies by the acquisition by the CSC or its duly appointed nominees
of property by purchase, lease, hire, exchange or otherwise.
The CSC is one of five "capitated bodies" in College. The other four are:
The Students Union (SU), The D.U.
Central Athletics Committee (DUCAC), The Publications
Committee (Pubs) and the Graduate Students
Each student, undergraduate and postgraduate, pays an annual fee to College,
part of which goes to the "Capitation Committee" for distribution to the five
bodies. Each capitated body has representatives who sit on this committee,
which is chaired by the Senior Dean. The Committee meets about once a term,
unless there is any unexpected business in which case extra meetings may be
The following are the current officers of the CSC, and the responsibilities
The Chairperson's role is to chair meetings
of the executive, and general meetings of the committee. The chairperson
also liases between the CSC and other college bodies.
With the Honorary Treasurer, the Treasurer
is responsible for the CSC's finances, and the distribution of
grants to the societies. The Treasurer makes recommendations to
the Executive on societies' grant applications.
The Honorary Treasurer, who serves a three-year
term, has responsibility for the larger societies, and for the
CSC's long-term financial planning.
The Secretary's chief responsibility is to
liase with students who wish to establish new societies. The Secretary
can advise prospective societies on writing a constitution, and
makes recommendations to the Executive on the recognition of new
The Amenities officer has responsibility for
society rooms and facilities.
The CSC Executive
The CSC executive is made up of the five officers and eight ordinary members,
who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The executive meets regularly
to make decisions on grant applications, recognition and derecognition of
societies, and other business. Reports on decisions made at meetings of the
Executive are published on the web site - current reports are available here.
The eight ordinary members of the current executive are:
- Barry O'Sullivan
- Jamie Walsh
- Orna Nicholl
- Ronan Hodson
- Stephen O'Connell
- Eoin Dornan
- David Kearney
- Ciaran Gallagher
Lucy O'Connell is the Administrative Officer of the CSC.
She will be happy to give you all the support and advice you need to help
you run your society, so don't hesitate to call in during office opening hours,
or contact her via email.
Emma Matthews is the Marketing/Office Administrator.
If you need any advise regarding marketing your society, sponsorship, events or PR you can call in during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During term, the CSC office opening hours are as follows:
Monday 10a.m. -5p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Thursday 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m.