How students can get involved
Get involved in your university
There are a number of ways for graduate and undergraduate students to get involved in the governance of their university.
Get involved with your faculty council
Faculty Councils deliberate on all academic governance issues. They approve, for recommendation to the Senate, any changes to regulations, courses and programs of study, and to discuss and make recommendations on any other academic matter affecting the faculty.
Meetings are open to all students in the department. Students can attend the meetings as non-voting members, to listen and weigh in on meeting discussions, and, depending on the faculty, there may be seats on faculty council and its committees reserved for students.
Get involved with your student union
Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, these two unions offer a number of ways to be actively involved in your university and student affairs. Browse each of their websites to learn more about them and the opportunities they offer.
MUNSU, for example, has a number of faculty rep positions. Faculty reps are given a stipend every two weeks for attending and contributing to board meetings, and for interfacing with their faculty’s students.
Join Memorial's Senate
The Senate of Memorial University is in charge of its academic matters.
The Senate is composed of a number of elected and appointed members representing the administration, faculty, and students. It meets monthly during the academic year.
Student appointments run from May 1 to April 30 the following year.
- Three seats for graduate students at Memorial, chosen by the Graduate Students' Union (GSU)
- Ten seats for undergraduate students, chosen by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union (MUNSU), Marine Institute Students' Union (MISU) and Grenfell Campus Students' Union (GCSU).
Contact them at email@example.com to learn more about student seats on Senate.
Read more about Senate here.
Join the Board of Regents
Memorial's Board of Regents oversees "the management, administration, and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of Memorial University."
There are 30 seats on the Board; four of which are reserved for current students. Each of the following student unions can appoint one member:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union (MUNSU)
- Graduate Students' Union (GSU)
- Marine Institute Students' Union (MISU)
- Grenfell Campus Students' Union (GCSU)
Click the links above, and contact these students unions to learn how to become a student representative on Memorial's Board of Regents. Or reach out to Regents office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about the Board of Regents here.