If you are thinking of running for an elected position with your Students’ Union you should be familiar with the demands and priorities of that position. The following is an overview of the responsibilities, time commitments and duties of elected members.

Executive positions:

•    President
•    VP Academic Affairs
•    VP Student Affairs
•    VP Operations and Finance
Members of the Executive are voted on by undergraduate students.

Members of Students’ Council (24 Positions)

Representatives for University Students’ Council are voted on by undergraduate students in each constituency listed below.

College of Agriculture and Bioresources (2)
College of Arts and Science (3)
College of Dentistry (1)
College of Education (2)
College of Engineering (2)
College of Kinesiology (1)
College of Law (1)
College of Medicine (1)
College of Nursing (1)
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition (1)
Edwards School of Business (2)
Indigenous Students (2)
International Students (2)
St. Thomas More College (2)
Western College of Veterinary Medicine (1)

University Students’ Council (USC) meetings are generally every Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber during Term 1 and 2. Meetings are open to all undergraduate students except when Council moves in camera to discuss sensitive business. USC  welcomes input from the public during meetings, but please be aware that all meetings of the council observe Robert’s Rules of Order.

The University Students’ Council shall be responsible to:

  • Pass an annual budget for the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union.
  • Establish standing committees, boards, other committees and commissions from time to time that it considers advisable to make recommendations to the University Students’ Council.
  • Establish policies and direction for the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union in areas affecting student affairs and to give direction to the Executive Committee with respect to same.
  • Promote, in cooperation with the Executive, the general welfare of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Report back, on a regular basis, to the constituency group from which they were elected.
  • Have final authority over the interpretation of the USSU Bylaw.

Senate Representatives (6)

Representatives for Senate are voted on by undergraduate students.

Under The University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, Senate is responsible for recommendations regarding the establishment or disestablishment of any college, school, or department; appointing examiners for and making bylaws respecting the conduct of examinations for professional societies; the granting of honorary degrees; and non-academic student discipline.