Positions and Duties

Board Composition

The affairs of the Central Student Association are managed by a Board of Directors of up to 35 persons including elected and appointed members.

The CSA Board of Directors is composed of elected Executive Officers (paid staff), two at-large elected Directors per College, one appointed Director from each member college government, and appointed Directors from various student groups.

For more information on the elected positions within the CSA, click here to watch an Elections Information Session led by the CSA Executive Team. 


Four total. Full-time paid positions and open to any undergraduate student. Please note that CSA Executives may only be enrolled in 1.00 credits per semester during their term. 

The CSA Executive advocate and represent your collective interests, bringing the student voice to decision-makers on campus and in our community. Each Executive is responsible for consulting with the undergraduate student body, for their portfolio, as identified here, and for taking direction from the CSA Board of Directors when given. Your Executive utilize experience & consultation with other students to create an environment on our campus that is inclusive, safe, and enhances your sense of belonging at the University of Guelph. We are here for you!

There are four Executive positions to be filled in the General Elections:

  • One (1) President 
  • One (1) Vice-President Student Experience
  • One (1) Vice-President Academic
  • One (1) Vice-President External

To learn more about the CSA Executive and their duties, click here.

Board of Directors

The Board is comprised of 14 elected College representatives in total. These are part-time volunteer positions, open to any current undergraduate student. To learn more about the CSA Board of Directors, click here.

Each Board member works under the consideration of the CSA mandate, welfare, and image to defend and protect the rights and interests of students. Board members assume the fiscal and moral responsibilities inherent in being a Director of a not-for-profit corporation and must be prepared, informed, and 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 campaigns (re. tuition fees, anti-oppression, etc.), services, and events offered by the student association. In this way, Directors also help to shape and build the students’ movement.

There are 14 positions to be filled in the General Elections:

  • Two (2) College of Arts (COA) Representatives

  • Two (2) College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Representatives

  • Two (2) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Representatives

  • Two (2) College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) Representatives

  • Two (2) Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics Representatives

  • Two (2) Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Representatives

  • Two (2) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Representatives

Last Updated:
Monday, September 25th, 2023 5:59 PM