Committees

CUSA Committees meet regularly to make decisions about specific ongoing projects. The following are the current active committees. To find out more about a specific committee, email vpi@www.cusaonline.ca. Check the meetings & minutes page for up to date committee meetings!

Constitution and Policy Review Committee
The Committee examines any amendments to the Constitution, By-laws or Policies referred to it by Council or the Committee members. It then makes recommendations to Council concerning those amendments. It also regularly reviews these governing documents to help discover areas that should be clarified by Council. Click here to view the committee’s working documents and find out more.

Financial Review Committee
The FRC reviews the budget prepared by the Vice President Finance at the beginning of each academic year. It also makes recommendations to Council about all other financial matters relating to CUSA.

CUSA Student Initiative Fund Committee
The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) was created to replace the Conference and Discretionary Fund, with improved guidelines and an extended purpose. It is intended to provide financial support to students and student groups on campus in endeavors which improve the Carleton community, the profile of CUSA, and/or the interests of the students involved. The SIF Committee meets throughout the year to review applications and decide how to best allocate funding.

Click here to learn more about the Student Initiative Fund and how to apply.

Clubs and Societies Committee
The Clubs and Societies Committee meets at the beginning of each academic year to review club funding applications and presentations. It is made up of members of the CUSA Executive, Council, the Clubs and Societies Commissioners and a number of club and society executives.

Accessibility Fund Committee
The Accessibility Fund Committee works to ensure that CUSA events and services are accessible to all students. It also works to raise awareness of issues affecting students with disabilities on campus. All CUSA clubs, societies, services, facilities, and members of the association are able to apply for support from the Accessibility Fund.

Awards Committee
Each year, CUSA awards a number of scholarships to students and staff who have attained high levels of academic achievement, displayed extraordinary commitment to extracurricular activities, or otherwise served the Carleton community in a meaningful way. The Awards Committee meets annually to choose recipients from the pool of applications.

Click here to learn more about CUSA Awards and how to apply.

Electoral Review Committee
The Electoral Board has the authority, subject to appeal to the Constitutional Board, over all matters of discipline, interpretation of the Electoral Code, any actions taken by the CEO and any and all other matters relating to elections, by-elections, recall or referenda that may be appealed to the Board by any member of the Association.

Student Union Building Committee
This committee meets on an ongoing basis to make decisions about the construction of a new student union building on campus.

Student Life Ad-Hoc Committee
This committee explores opportunities for collaboration between faculties and student groups and looks for venues to avoid conflicting event dates.