CSA Mourning with UofG Community

The Central Student Association is mourning the loss of two University of Guelph graduate students killed in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 near Tehran on January 8.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of these graduate students, the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, and the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, and all those impacted by this tremendous loss.

CSA Board to Appoint College Reps to Fill Vacancies

College Vacancies on CSA Board: The CSA Board of Directors has voted to initiate an appointment process to fill the vacancies for five at-large (elected) Board of Director positions that remain vacant following the CSA By-Election earlier this semester.

At full strength, the CSA Board includes two elected (at-large) and one appointed (student council / association) representative for each of the seven Colleges.

The following Colleges currently have at-large vacancies:

Parking Grievance Letter

The CSA's VP External has prepared the attached letter to Vice-Provost Chassels in regards to students' concerns with the current parking situation at U of G.

Read an excerpt of the letter below or download the full letter to read student experiences and thoughts on the issue.

Dear Vice-Provost Chassels,

CSA Fall By-Election 2019

Nominations for election as an At-Large CSA representative of your College

Due: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by 4:30 pm.

(See Elections page on CSA website, By-Elections - Fall 2019) 

For more information:


UofG CSA Press Release


June 24th, 2019

Fall Reading Break Info Package

The following document, created by your VP Academic Natalie, is a summary of information regarding Fall Reading Break efforts at the University of Guelph. It includes the 2017 White Paper Document created by U of G Administration and the results of the 2019 Fall Reading Break Poll that was administered by your CSA in late March. This document is merely a brief summary and is not a definitive response to a Fall Reading Week at U of G. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your VP Academic at

Student Choice National letter to Premier Ford and Minister Fullerton:

This is a historical moment for students and our organisations. This past couple of weeks, your CSA been working with a group of student leaders to put together a national letter addressing the recent OSAP cuts and Student Choice Initiative. It’s easy to think this is just an Ontario issue but it sets a national precedent - if it can happen here, it can happen anywhere. 

CSA Official statement about the proposed legislation of January 17th 2019

GUELPH, ON - On January 17, 2019, the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) government launched a reckless plan for post-secondary education in the province, leaving students in Ontario worse off. This announcement included:

* A guaranteed 4 per cent cut in institutional funding;

* A reduction in non-repayable grants and an increase in student loans;

* The elimination of the 6-month grace period for loan repayment.

Gryphon Talent Search (for Gryphons Got Talent)

Seeking solo/duets in singing, dancing, acting, poetry, comedy, instrument, and more!

Deadline for submission is November 9 at 11pm.

Gryphons Got Talent 2018 - November 15 at 7pm, Brass Taps

For more info and to download the Submission Form, view the event page.

Statement on Fords Freedom of Speech MANDATE


To Premier Doug Ford,

On behalf of the University of Guelph Central Student Association (CSA), 

On September 26, 2018, our board passed a motion to condemn the Ontario government’s directive to create “free speech” policies on University and College campuses across Ontario. We oppose this mandate, and we view this as a challenge to our autonomy, and an initiative meant to interfere with students’ freedom of expression.  

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