AUSU Values and Principles

Students First: AUSU will keep students at the heart of the organization, understanding that its primary objective is to enhance the overall undergraduate student experience at Athabasca University. AUSU is proud to be a student organization and celebrates its members’ successes while enhancing the recognition of AUSU members and their interests.

Relevance: AUSU programs and services are developed based on the needs of AU undergraduate students and must be relevant to those ever-changing needs.

Accountability: AUSU will strive to be transparent and accountable in all aspects of the organization, while always respecting student dollars. AUSU will be aware that all actions set precedent.

Excellence: AUSU will continually strive for a high level of integrity, quality, professionalism, and respect, while holding AU to the same level of excellence at all levels of the University.

Community: AUSU will promote and participate in developing awareness and recognition of open, online, and distance education.

Advocacy: AUSU will advocate to all levels of the university and government to ensure that undergraduate students are represented and their voices are heard. AUSU will advocate for the individual but never to the detriment of the whole.

AUSU Council will strive to uphold the values and principles of the organization and constantly measure themselves against them.


Reference: AUSU Values and Principles were voted in by council as a part of the 2018-2020 AUSU Strategic Plan, which can be found on our website here.