The MUN Students’ Union represents almost 13,000 undergraduate members at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University.
The Union adopts policies on a range of issues, from student issues like tuition fees and campus sustainability, to issues that affect students’ identity both on campus and in the broader community (sexuality, religion, etc) to issues that affect more broadly the community and world in which we are situated.
Policies are adopted through a range of mechanisms. Some policies are adopted at our national level through the Canadian Federation of Students. Other policies are adopted by means of referendum of our entire membership. The Executive Committee and other standing committees of the Union sometimes have to interpret policies or develop stances in response to urgent developments. The Union’s 44-member Board is probably the most common route through which policies are adopted.
The Union, thanks to a new policy review procedure developed in 2016-17, now endeavors to ensure that it conducts widespread consultation among its membership in reviewing, adopting or amending policies.
In order to ensure it is able to adequately focus attention on the policies under review, the number of policies which can be under review at any one time are restricted to a total of nine, broken down into three in each of the following categories: New policies to be adopted; Existing policies to be revised; and Outdated policies to be archived. (the latter refers primarily to policies which no longer serve an effective purpose or whose existence has been rendered redundant in response to legal/legislative changes)
The following policies are currently under review. You are encouraged to share any feedback on them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.