There are many ways you can get involved with OUSA and support our activities. Check out the opportunities below, and if you have an additional suggestion, please feel free to drop us a line.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATE
OUSA is a two-level representative structure. The Steering Committee is composed of annually-elected student leaders, one from each member institution. Each school has one vote at this level. The General Assembly is a larger body that meets at least twice a year. At General Assembly meetings, each member institution has one voting delegate for every three thousand students it represents.
The organization has a General Assembly in the fall (usually in October) and a second General Assembly in the spring (usually in March), giving students from its member campuses the opportunity to approve policy and to set direction for future policy and research initiatives. General Assemblies are held at member campuses on an undefined rotation, as determined by Steering Committee members. Click here for a description of OUSA’s policy development.
If you would like to be a delegate at the next OUSA General Assembly, please contact your Steering Committee representative. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director.
WRITE FOR US
OUSA publishes a monthly newsletter and an annual magazine. We are always looking for interested writers. To find out more about how to write for The Communiqué or Educated Solutions, please contact our Director of Communications.
BE A CAMPUS COORDINATOR OR STREET TEAM MEMBER
OUSA has a network of Campus Coordinators and Street Teams that are located on our individual member campuses. These volunteers organize activities, including focus groups and events through their student association on OUSA-related issues, and promote the organization and its campaigns to students on campus. Campus Coordinators are typically hired in the spring, and the position lasts the entire year. Street Team Members are then hired by the Coordinator in the Spring and Fall. If you would like to be a Campus Coordinator or join the Street Team at your university, please contact your Steering Committee representative.
BE A CAMPUS RESEARCHER ON OUSA’S CAMPUS RESEARCH COUNCIL
The OUSA Campus Research Council consists of a campus researcher from each member campus that assists in research and policy initiatives and provides advice on policy. The Campus Researchers meet regularly to discuss coordinated efforts for conducting OUSA research and policy, and conduct institutional-specific or joint province-wide research studies and projects on Ontario post-secondary education issues. They also assist the OUSA Campus Coordinator and Steering Committee member in gathering student issues and concerns within Ontario post-secondary education. If you are interested in becoming a Campus Researcher or providing assistance to OUSA in its research and policy development, please contact your Steering Committee representative.