Press Release

Joint CSA / GSA Universal Bus Pass Referendum F21 Results: PASSED

The CSA and GSA ran a joint referendum on the Universal Bus Pass in Fall 2021. The joint referendum passed and therefore the Universal Bus Pass fee will be charged to all University of Guelph main campus students for the Winter 2022 semester, and UPass service will resume January 1, 2022.

The results of the referendum are joint. For transparency, the CSA and GSA individual voting results are presented below.

CSA Statement on the Unmarked Graves at Kamloops Residential Schools and the Continuous Findings

Content Warning: Mentions of violence, death, genocide, and colonialism.


Earlier this month, the heartbreaking news of the hidden deaths and mass graves of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia was brought to the attention of non-Indigenous people across the country. This is tragic news to many of us on this land, however, for our Indigenous communities - this has been confirmation of what has been known all along.

CSA Statement on June 6th Attack in London, Ontario

The CSA offers our condolences to the family and friends of those who are grieving the loss of four innocent community members due to a horrific act of Islamophobia and racism in London, Ontario.

We are heartbroken by this senseless violence. Islamophobia, racism, and/or any forms of discrimination has no place at the CSA and we hope to work with students to tackle discrimination and racism in all its forms.

CSA Statement on the COVID-19 East Residence Outbreak

To the University of Guelph campus community and City of Guelph residents:

During the past week the CSA was disappointed to learn that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the University of Guelph’s East Residence complex as a result of unsanctioned social gatherings in townhouses that were held between January 14th and January 16th. Since being made aware of this outbreak, the CSA has been in constant contact with the University of Guelph regarding the measures that have since been taken to ensure the safety of undergraduate students and all other individuals on campus.

Homecoming Response

On Saturday September 23, 2017 the City of Guelph responded to the notably inappropriate behaviour witnessed over Homecoming Weekend.  The Central Student Association (CSA) would like to acknowledge that the inappropriate behaviour is not consistent with the University of Guelph or the Central Student Association's values.