Main office closed reading week

Please note that the CUSA main office (401 UC) will be closed for the duration of winter reading week (February 20-24, 2017). CUSA Service Centres will also be closed and bookings will be unavailable during this time. CUSA businesses will be operating during limited hours.

Students should note that cheques normally available for pick up in the main office will be available at Henry’s Convenience Store during reading week. This includes Student Initiative Fund and Poll Clerk cheques.

Your students’ association would like to wish students a fun and relaxing reading week. Stay tuned for exciting new programming announcements after the break.

Annual report shows 90% of goals achieved

In May of 2015 CUSA undertook an ambitious multi-year strategic plan to renew, innovate, and move CUSA forward. We identified 63 goals – separated into six pillars – that framed the plan for strategic growth.

One year later, we’re proud to announce that we’ve achieved 57 of those 63 goals, or over 90%. Services were expanded, including major improvements in the health and dental plan and the revitalization of the Food Centre. Clubs and Societies saw an improved funding system and a beautiful new bookable space. Plus, student life programming got a facelift, with new events at Ollie’s and more diverse food options at all our businesses.

We also made improvements to the way we engage with students. The founding of a new Communications office was the beginning of a number of projects – from a brand new website, to a bigger social media presence and the return of Carleton’s official yearbook.

We invite students to review our full annual report to see how far we’ve come, and to help us decide where to go next.

View the full CUSA 2015-16 Annual Report here.


STATEMENT: CUSA and GSA Health Plan Settlement

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) have reached a full and final settlement in the legal action that resulted from the 2012 termination of the joint health, dental and accident plan.

Both Associations believe settling the legal action is in the best interest of all Carleton students.  The settlement involves splitting the former plan’s reserve fund in a manner that is agreeable and equitable to both parties.

CUSA and the GSA will continue to offer independent health, dental and accident plans to their members.

Office Hours – April 2016

The CUSA Main Office will be open for reduced hours during the April 2016 examination period.

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm

For more information:

NOTICE: CUSA Main Office Closed March 25th, 2016

The CUSA Main Office (401 University Centre) will be closed from March 25th for the Easter holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, March 28th, 2016.

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA)

(613) 520-6688

NOTICE: CUSA Main Office Closed – February 15th to 19th, 2016

The CUSA Main Office (401 University Centre) will be closed from February 15th to 19th, 2016 for the winter semester reading week. Regular office hours will resume on Monday February 22nd, 2016.

We wish everyone a safe and productive reading week!

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA)

(613) 520-6688

Exam period hours

The CUSA office will be open for limited hours during the fall exam period. The hours will be the following:

Dec 7 – 9:00am-6:00pm

Dec 8-10 – 10:00am-5:00pm

Dec 11 – 10:00am-4:00pm

Dec 14-17 – 10:00am-5:00pm

Dec 18 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Dec 19-Jan 3 – CLOSED

Jan 4 – Returns to regular hours

NOTICE: Reduced Office Hours – Fall Reading Week

The Carleton University Students’ Association main office (401 University Centre) will be open with reduced hours during the fall semester reading week.

From Monday, October 26, 2015 to Thursday, October 29th, 2015 the office will be from 10:00am – 4:00pm

On Friday October 30th, 2015 the office will be open from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Questions can be directed to


Statement RE: I’m Gunna Vote

By now many of you have viewed our “I’m Gunna Vote” video; and many of you have responded, both positive and negative. The video is a part of our larger strategy to engage post-secondary students in the democratic process, with a focus on the October 19th federal election.

In many ways we feel that we have been able to start a conversation about youth democratic engagement and in many ways we have also faltered.

Our video was a parody, a play on popular culture based on the comedy single “I’m On a Boat” by the Lonely Island. It was fun, engaging, artistic, and edgy and targeted at a demographic that has a history of not participating in the democratic process. The youth voting population has long been disengaged and politics can often be boring. Our intention was to make it fun.

At the point of this message the video has accumulated over 45,000 views in less than a week. If a portion of the thousands of people we reached got a laugh, took our message as a call to action, and at least considered participating in the democratic process, we have accomplished part of our goal. The feedback we’ve received suggests exactly that.

That being said, we recognize that for many the video is perceived negatively. For all those offended and to those in our community who feel the video does not effectively represent Carleton University, we sincerely apologize. We recognize that this does not necessarily change the opinion or perspective of those who may view our actions in a negative light.

While we may not have hit the nail on the head, we did start a conversation, and our hope is that this conversation leads to a student who might not have engaged in the democratic process before, proudly proclaiming “I’m Gunna Vote” on October 19th.

We encourage everyone to take a peek at the other voter engagement activities we will be coordinating leading up to the October 19th federal election.

For more information:

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA)

(613) 520-2600 ext. 1859