What exactly is BUSAC?

The Brock University Students’ Administrative Council (BUSAC) is a branch of the elected student government within BUSU. According to the BUSU website,

BUSAC is a faculty based electoral body that governs over decisions such as by-laws, club funding, capital requests, political policies, elections and has many committees that do great work across a number of spectrum’s that BUSU oversees.

Every March, students vote for representatives from their faculty to make decisions at the administrative level. Similar to parliament, each faculty has a different amount of representatives according to how many students are in their faculty compared to the overall population of the undergraduates at Brock. Once elected, councillors sit on committees, such as: Clubs Policy Committee, Elections and Referendum Committee, Environmental Committee, and External Affairs Committee.

These committees meet throughout the school year to fulfill their mandates and report back to BUSAC on the work they have done. BUSAC is an important group for students who want to make a change on campus. For example, some projects that have gone through BUSAC are as followed; The Student Life which allows students to attend the gym for free, free admission to all Brock home athletic games, and funding Student Health Services, the Health and Dental Plan and the Universal Bus Pass.

Students have three main ways to get involved. First, show up to the BUSAC meetings. BUSU also encourages students to run and represent their faculties. This is the best way to represent how yourself and your peers on campus.

For more information on how to get involved with BUSAC, you can contact Director of Government Operations, Ehima Osazuwa or BUSAC Speaker Istafa Sufi.

 

BUSAC meetings are open to the public and meet every other week during the Fall and Winter terms. If you would be more interested in watching these meetings, you can stream them live via BrockTV.

 

-Loredana Del Bello, Assistant News Editor 

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