Committees

The Central Student Association has various committees which work towards improving the services and functionality of the CSA.

Each committee has multiple meetings a year to discuss relevant student issues and concerns. Each title below includes the committee description, the minutes of the meetings they have had so far, and who to contact if you have questions.

Accessibility Working Group (AWG)

Chair: 

Academic & University Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csaacad@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.8.0

Purpose:

  • To act as a forum for discussing and promoting accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • To act as a resource for accessibility within the organization
  • To explore and deconstruct all real and potential barriers within the CSA
  • To discuss the experiences of members with disabilities

Membership Details:

The Academic & University Affairs Commissioner; general students; staff (CSA); board members (CSA)
Membership is confidential


Affordable Housing Initiative

Chair:

Local Affairs Commissioner

Contact:

csalocal@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference:

Available via contacting Local Affairs Commissioner

Purpose:

  • To direct the usage of student fees collected by a 2003 referendum question around the issue of Affordable Housing.
  • To seek out projects and partnerships that allow for the creation or subsidization of affordable housing for University of Guelph students

Membership Details:

The Local Affairs Commissioner; the Finances & Operations Commissioner; the Business Manager; one representative from the Centre for Students with Disabilities; one member appointed by the Board of Directors.


Awareness of Sexual Assault and Prevention Committee  (ASAP)

Chair: 

Local Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csalocal@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.5

Purpose:

  • To provide members of the University community and Guelph community with an empowering and comprehensible understanding of sexual assault
  • To bring together stakeholders of the University community and Guelph community to foster greater awareness on campus of sexual violence
  • To organize from a pro-survivor, compassionate, inclusive, and anti-oppressive framework
  • To organize appropriate and up to date annual events that address issues of sexual violence on and off campus

Membership: 

Although ASAP is a standing committee of the CSA, it is not internal and is community based. There are a variety of campus and off-campus groups that have a seat on this committee. If you are interested in sitting on this committee, contact the chair for more information.


Bike Centre Committee

Chair: 

Local Affairs Commissioner

Contact:

csalocal@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.8

Purpose:

  • To establish a Bike Centre operational mandate during the first two meetings of the Summer semester and conduct an annual review of the mandate;
  • To provide constructive critiques/feedback on current projects to give direction for future projects;
  • To structure, design and review systems for gathering user-ship data and to include results to support recommendations.

Membership Details: 

The Bike Centre Coordinator; the Local Affairs Commissioner, a Bike Centre volunteer; one additional member of the Executive Committee; two (2) board members


Bullring Committee

Chair: 

Finances & Operations Commissioner

Contact: 

csaadmin@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

Available via contacting F&O Commissioner

Purpose:

  • To be the formal link between the CSA and Bullring;
  • To provide direction to and act as an advisory body to the Bullring General Manager;
  • To conduct an annual review of the programming goals for the year;
  • To ensure the values of the space are being maintained

Membership Details:

The Bullring General Manager; Business Manager; Finances & Operations Commissioner; 1 Board Member; Any Member of the CSA appointed by the Board of Directors.


Capacity, Analysis, and Planning Committee (CAPCOM)

Chair: 

Academic & University Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csaacad@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.4

Purpose:

  • Identify the core and perceived structural issues of the CSA
  • Consult board members, commissioners, permanent and student staff, and students
  • Produce an annual document for the board of directors to assist with making a decision
  • Conduct board survey in Fall and Winter semesters
  • Conduct a General Student Survey
  • Suggest courses of action and the associated pros and cons

2016-2017 Membership: 

TBD


Clubs Tribunal

Chair:

Finances & Operations Commissioner

Contact: 

csaadmin@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix G.4.0

Purpose:

  • To be responsible for awarding Club status to those who qualify under CSA Policy, Appendix G.3.0
  • To review accreditation status of a club to deem whether its accreditation status or privileges (including club space) will be revoked, denied, and/or subject to any limitations.

Membership Details:

The Finances & Operations Commissioner; 2 board members
Members will be chosen no later than the first board meeting of each semester.


Elections Appeals Board (EAB)

TBD


Ethical Purchasing Committee

Chair: 

External Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csaext@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.7.6

Purpose:

  • To ensure that the CSA and all services, clubs and organizations accredited through the CSA ar making environmentally sound purchases and supporting workers locally and internationally by purchasing from suppliers that maintain a positive and ethical working environment;
  • To review purchases made on behalf of the CSA, a CSA service, or a club or organization accredited through the CSA.

Membership Details:

The External Affairs Commissioner, one coordinator from each service, the Clubs Coordinator, the Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner, and the Promotional Services & Graphic Designer
Although there are no board members mentioned, there is no restriction on having interested board members participate in this committee.


Executive Committee

Visit Executive Committee for more information.


Executive Evaluation Committee (EEC)

Chair: 

Vacant (External Chair, a non-CSA board member appointed by Student Executive Council)

Contact: 

In absence of a chair, csaptm@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.7.2

Purpose:

  • To increase the level of accountability and support between each Executive Commissioner and the CSA Board of Directors;
  • To manage the progress towards, and accountability of the goals of the Commissioners within their portfolios.

Membership Details:

Two (2) college representatives (at-large or appointed); one (1) student organization representative.


Finance Committee

Chair: 

Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csatalk@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.3

Purpose:

  • To ensure that the vision and expectations set out in the approved operating budget of the current year are upheld by those parties whose budget that it pertains to;
  • To provide additional insight from the Board of Directors about the finances of the CSA when developing the operational budget for the following year;
  • To provide input in to the budgetary process before it is presented to the Board of Directors;
  • To be the hearing committee in cases where there should be a budget surplus, budget deficit, or where a party wishes to exceed the amount of dollars set out in their approved operating budget.

Membership Details: 

This committee is made up of 6 members: the F&O Commissioner (replaced by C&CA Commissioner for 2015/16), a second member of the Executive Committee, the Business Manager, and 3 members of the Board of Directors.
Members will be ratified no later than the second board meeting of the Summer Semester.


FoodBank Committee

Chair: 

Local Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csalocal@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.10

Purpose:

  • To act as a resource to the CSA FoodBank staff and volunteers, and to oversee the operations of the FoodBank

Membership Details:

The Local Affairs Commissioner; the FoodBank Coordinator; at least one (1) FoodBank volunteer; a representative from the GSA; at least one member appointed by the CSA Board of Directors; at least one (1) student


Health and Dental Plan Committee

Chair: 

Finances & Operations Commissioner

Contact: 

csaadmin@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

Available via contacting the HR&O Commissioner

Purpose:

  • To make decisions regarding the student health and dental plans at the University of Guelph

Membership Details: 

The membership of this committee consists of voting and non-voting seats.
Voting seats include: the Director of Student Health Services; GSA VP Finance; CSA Business Manager; CSA Human Resources & Operations Commissioner; 1 CSA Board Member
Non-voting seats include: the GSA Office Manager; Gallivan & Associates Staff; and the Health Benefits Office Service Provider


Petitions, Delegations, and Representations Committee  (PDR)

Chair: 

Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csatalk@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.6

Purpose:

  • To hear, deliberate on, and make decisions regarding PDR requests.

Membership Details: 

Maximum of 9 members: the Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner; five (5) at-large and/or college government representatives; two (2) student organization representatives; one (1) remaining seat that may be filled by any member of the CSA Board of Directors, including an Executive member.


Policy Bylaw and Review Committee (PBRC)

Chair: 

Policy & Transition Manager

Contact: 

csaptm@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.2

Purpose:

  • To solicit input from members of the CSA and/or CSA Board of Directors relating to the CSA Bylaws and Policies;
  • To develop draft bylaws and policies on such input for the CSA Board of Directors to accept, reject or refer back to PBRC with further recommendations;
  • To regularly review existing CSA Bylaws and Policies to ensure relevance; and to conduct review upon the direction of the CSA Board of Directors;
  • To review when appropriate CSA Standing Resolutions to ensure relevance and application to undergraduate students at the University of Guelph;
  • To make spelling, grammar and article numbering changes to the CSA Bylaws and Policies as necessary.

Membership Details: 

Any member of the CSA and/or member of the CSA Board of Directors may be a member of the committee.
Interested members must contact the Policy and Transition Manager, who will put them on the mailing list for the committee. Interested members will be ratified as an official committee member at the second consecutive meeting that they attend. Members will be ratified on a semester basis


Standing Referendum Committee (SRC)

Chair: 

Chief Electoral Officer

Contact: 

csaceo@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Bylaws, Bylaw 2.5.2

Purpose:

  • To receive all submitted referendum questions from the Elections Office;
  • To determine the wording of the referendum question;
  • To approve referendum questions

Membership Details:

The Chief Electoral Officer, and at least two board members.


Student Help and Advocacy Centre (SHAC) Oversight Committee

Chair: 

Academic & University Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csaacad@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.3.9

Purpose:

  • To produce an annual document so as to ensure there is a written history of the vision, goals, and operation of the Centre.

Student Space (AD-HOC) Committee

Chair:

Finances & Operations Commissioner

Contact: 

csaadmin@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

N/A

Purpose:

  • Ad-hoc committee created in Fall 2011 to advocate on behalf of students based on concerns regarding study and organizational space. This committee looks at ways to increase and better student space on campus.

Membership Details: 

Membership for this committee is open to any member.


TheCannon.ca Operating Committee

Chair: 

Finances & Operations Commissioner

Contact: 

csaadmin@uogueph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

Contact HR&O Commissioner

Purpose:

  • To develop a vision for the website;
  • To ensure the website meets the expectations set out in the vision
  • To oversee the development of content for the website
  • To act as an appeal body for any decisions made by the staff of the website

Membership Details: 

The thecannon.ca Editor, the Finances & Operations Commissioner, CSA Programmer, CSA Promotional Services & Graphic Designer, GCC Member Relations Coordinator, 2 GCC Board Members
Non-voting seats are appointed by the committee


Transit Committee

Chair: 

Local Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csalocal@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

Contact Local Affairs Commissioner

Purpose:

  • To manage and administer the student Universal Bus Pass and Late Night Service;
  • To communicate Transit issues efficiently and promptly
  • To be the formal link between Guelph Transit, students, university administration and each respective Board of Directors

Membership Details: 

Voting seats consist of: Local Affairs Commissioner, GSA VP External (or delegate), Business Manager, Manager – Off Campus Living, 2 Board Members, 1 GSA Board Member
Non-voting seats consist of: GSA Office Manager, CSA Office Manager, Manager – Guelph Transit, any interested individual


University Centre Board of Directors Selection Committee

Chair: 

Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner

Contact: 

csatalk@uoguelph.ca

Terms of Reference: 

CSA Policy Manual, Appendix B.7.2

Purpose:

  • To select members to sit as voting members on the University Centre Board of Directors

Membership Details: 

The Communications & Corporate Affairs Commissioner and any board member(s).