Bylaws & Policies

Athabasca University Students’ Union Bylaws

AUSU bylaws provide top-level direction for operations of AUSU and define AUSU membership and fees.

To download the AUSU Bylaws in PDF format, click here.

Policy Manual

1    Policy

1.01Creation, Format, Maintenance & ReviewView File
1.01Appendix – Policy Revision ScheduleView File

2    Council Governance

2.03Responsibilities of Executive OfficersView File
2.04Discipline ProcessView File
2.06Student Representation on AU CommitteesView File
2.07Member Representatives on AUSU CommitteesView File
2.08Meeting AttendanceView File
2.09Delegation of AuthorityView File
2.10Executive DirectorView File
2.11Committee GovernanceView File
2.12Anti-HarassmentView File
2.13Code of EthicsView File
2.14Councillor Responsibilities and HonorariaView File
2.15Executive Accountability and CompensationView File
2.16Email VotingView File
2.17Non-PartisanshipView File

3    Election, Referendum, and Plebiscite Management

3.01Election ConductView File
3.02Election of Executive OfficersView File
3.03By-ElectionsView File
3.04Petitions, Referendums, and PlebiscitesView File
3.05Council ChangeoverView File

4    Administration

4.01Privacy PolicyView File
4.02Copyright PolicyView File
4.03Records ManagementView File
4.04Professional DevelopmentView File
4.06Annual Timeline and Executive Work PlanView File
4.09Membership in Good Standing Removal and
Reinstatement
View File

5    Human Resource Management

5.02Staff HiringView File
5.03Staff ManagementView File
5.04Discipline and DismissalsView File
5.07Staff Professional DevelopmentView File

6  Financial Management

6.01General Financial ManagementView File
6.03Expense ClaimsView File
6.04Travel and Related ExpensesView File
6.05ExpendituresView File
6.06OversightView File
6.07Reserves and InvestmentsView File
6.08Membership FeesView File

7  Member Services

7.01Member Services AdministrationView File
7.02Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries ProgramView File
7.03The Voice MagazineView File

8  Committee Terms of Reference

8.01Terms of Reference: Finance CommitteeView File
8.02Terms of Reference: Awards CommitteeView File
8.04Terms of Reference: Member Engagement and Communications CommitteeView File
8.08Terms of Reference: Executive Compensation Review CommitteeView File
8.09Terms of Reference: Executive CommitteeView File
8.10Terms of Reference: Student Advisory CommitteeView File

9  Position

9.01Tuition and Fees – Exemption of Distance Education FundingView File
9.02Tuition and Fees – Exam Invigilation FeesView File
9.05Technology and Infrastructure – Web Services for StudentsView File
9.06Government Funding – Technology and InfrastructureView File
9.07Government Funding – Base Operating FundingView File
9.10External Relations – Athabasca University National PresenceView File
9.12Academics – Course and Program Development and MaintenanceView File
9.18Student AidView File
9.21Career ServicesView File
9.22E-Text Choice and Cost Savings SharingView File
9.23Federal and Provincial Income Tax CreditsView File

To download the AUSU Position Policy Handbook in PDF format, click here.