It is the mission of the Brock University Students’ Union to effectively represent undergraduate students to all relevant stakeholders and to enhance the benefits of attending Brock University by providing a variety of programs, opportunities, and services while creating an atmosphere and culture of acceptance, inclusion, and tolerance.
In some of the documents in this section, you may notice terms which are not common in everyday conversation. If you come across a term you are unfamiliar with, you may find this page valuable.
- “AGM” means Annual General Meeting as outlined in the Constitution
- “Petition” a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to a governing body with respect to a particular cause.
- “Quorum” the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.
- “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Corporation
- “BUSU Inc.” means the Brock University Students’ Union Incorporated
- “BUSAC” means the Brock University Students Administrative Council
- “Executive” means the persons who hold the offices enumerated in Article 6 of the Constitution
- “Councilor” means elected member of the Brock University Students’ Administrative Council representing a Faculty or constituency, who holds voting rights pursuant to the bylaws of the Corporation. A Councilor must be a member of the Corporation
- “Constitution” means the highest form of legislation in the corporation. Created and amended by Student Referendum. Supersedes all lower legislation
- “Student-at-Large” means a member of the Corporation who serves on a committee or board, who at the time of their ratification for a vacant position, does not hold a voting seat on the Brock University Students’ Administrative Council
- “General Manager” The General Manager is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Corporation, and is a signing authority. The General Manager is responsible directly to the President of Brock University Students’ Union, and is responsible for all supervising all other members of the management staff, as well as overseeing the financial policies and practices of the Brock University Students’ Union
- “Referendum” means the submission of a question to the direct vote by the member of the Brock University Students’ Union, Inc.
- “Tuition” is the fee Universities charge students to attend University courses, and is in combination with government grants. It is the primary means of funding the institution.
- “Per Student Fee” is the term assigned to fees above tuition that are applied once annually to undergraduate students enrolled, example; Day Care Fee, Brock Health Services Fee
- “Ancillary Fee” is the term assigned per credit collected fees about tuition that have been approved via the referendum process by the undergraduate student body, example; Brock Press Fee, OPIRG Fee, BUSU Fee
- “Operating Funds” means any moneys BUSU has collected or generated through business endeavors that can be allocated as needed for operational expenditures of the Corporation.
- “Restricted Funds” means any student levy collected funds with special criteria for expenditure, example; Green Levy, BUSAC Capital Fund