The Council of Representatives is the CSU’s legal Board of Directors, composed of a maximum of 30 undergraduate students. This body is responsible for overseeing and directing the work of the Executive and ensuring that the interests of students are being properly represented. Council is able to pass mandates in the interests of students, which the Executive is bound to fulfill to the best of their ability.
Being a Member of Council is a big responsibility. Not only do they oversee and direct the affairs of a multi-million dollar not-for-profit corporation, they are also tasked with faithfully representing the interests of their constituents. That’s why Councillors are elected by students in their faculties, and why they have stringent requirements to attend and participate; to make sure they are fulfilling the roles entrusted to them by their membership.