A new council term has officially begun, and new committee appointments have been made both within AUSU and within the university. In total your AUSU executives sit on 17 standing committees within the university including the Board of Governors and the General Faculties Council. On top of these committee meetings, AUSU executives participate in multiple ad hoc committee meetings, CASA committees, and we regularly meet with many other stakeholders such as AUFA, AU Deans, and AU executives. The reason that we spend so much of our time in meetings is to ensure that we are are to advocate on behalf of AUSU members. The whole reason that the university is here is to help us to achieve our educational pursuits, so it only makes sense to have students in the room when decisions are being made.
So, the question you might be asking now is what does AUSU advocate for? The short answer is we advocate for the needs of our members. The long answer is that what we advocate for is always changing based on the feedback that we hear from you. I consistently monitor multiple AU Facebook pages, the AUSU app, and emails to see what concerns students are facing. When I see consistent problems, I make sure that I bring them up to AU.