Constitution & Policies

Constitution & Policies

Constitution & Policies

You can download the full Constitution and Rules of the Otago University Students' Association here.

You can download the full Policy Manual of the Otago University Students' Association here.               

Policies passed in 2019

These are policies passed throughout the year. The policy manual will be updated at the beginning of each year. 

2020 Job Descriptions is here

Media Independence Policy is here.

Colleges Committee Terms of References is here.

Residential Committee Terms of References is here.

Policies on Notice

Finance and Expenditure Terms of Reference read here. 

Club Affliation Policy read here. 

About OUSA Constitution and Policies

What is the Constitution?
The Constitution is our guiding document and contains all the rules pertaining to how OUSA is to be run. It covers a wide range of stuff: powers of the student body, the Executive, how Student Forums and Referenda are to be run, what the composition of the Executive is. Additionally it lists standing orders (the rules) for how to run meetings.

What is internal policy?
This is policy about stuff that happens internally within OUSA. The Executive has the power to set policy regarding matters of business, activities and all operations of the Association and any other matters internal to the Association. 
Internal policy covers things like the terms of reference of committees, elections/referenda and how club and individual grants are awarded. 

What is external policy?
External policy is all about what you guys think! The Constitution gives the student body power to set policy regarding the position of the Association on matters external to the Association. 

OUSA Policy Search
You can use a keyword search, but if you want to see all OUSA's external policies, put 'ALL' into the search box. For all internal policies, put 'internal'.

Click here for University of Otago Ethical Behaviour Policy.

The OUSA staff must meet good standards of personal behaviour. If any person believes staff have not met good standards and wish to lay a formal complaint, click here to download the procedure document.


OUSA Policy Search