Board of Directors

Each Board member works within the CSA’s welfare, image, and mandate, to defend and protect the rights and interests of students. Board members assume the fiscal and moral responsibilities of being a Director or an Executive Officer for a not-for-profit corporation. They are prepared and informed, ready to participate in all major decisions made by the organization. 

Directors have a huge influence across campus and beyond, making decisions that affect the quality and type of services, events and campaigns (e.g. tuition fees, anti-oppression, etc.) offered by the student association. Directors also help to shape and build the student movement.

→ Interested in joining or have questions? Please email our Policy & Transition Manager at

Board of Directors - Vacant Seats

We Want You!

The CSA has selected Director seats available to interested undergraduate students!

You are the perfect candidate to fill one of our vacancies if you:

  • Are an undergraduate member of one of the colleges with a vacant Director seat.
  • Want to represent all University of Guelph undergraduate students and your college’s interests on the CSA Board of Directors.
  • Are interested in networking with other student leaders and gaining valuable leadership experience.

Find out which positions are currently vacant and more information by using this link.

How to Submit Your Idea to the CSA Board of Directors

Do you have an idea that fits the CSA mandate, and you want to present it to the Board of Directors? Check out this short video on how to submit your ideas to the board*.

Ideas are presented to the board in the form of Motions. You can see what a typical CSA motion look like by reviewing board minutes here. You can also check out this Word document that provides example motions and a motion template*.

*Please note that you must be signed into your University of Guelph login in order to view the video or access the Word document.

→ Questions? Please email our Policy & Transition Manager at

Board Structure

The affairs of the CSA are managed by a Board of Directors of up to 35 persons composed of both elected and appointed members. The CSA Board of Directors meets on alternate weeks to discuss important issues facing students and how to address them. All Board meetings are open to the public.

The CSA Board of Directors is composed of the CSA Executive, and Directors including at-large elected student college representatives, and appointed college government and student group representatives. These include fourteen (14) At-Large College representatives (elected, two per college), seven (7) College government representatives (appointed), and ten (10) student organization representatives (appointed).

The CSA Board of Directors is supported by non-voting CSA staff including the Chair, Policy & Transition Manager, and Scribe.

More information on the Board of Directors and other CSA policies and bylaws are found here.

Last Updated:
Friday, February 4th, 2022 11:10 AM