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 Constitution and Rules of the Otago University Students' Association in both Te Reo and English here.

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

Policies passed in 2020

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

Clubs Affiliation Policy read here

Reporting Policy read here

Investment Policy read here

Grants Policy read here 

Reporting Policy read here, Note the name change to Accountability.

All terms of references have been updated to standardise their format. 

New Terms of references include: 

        Finance and Expenditure Committee

       Submissions Committee

       Affliated Clubs Council 

Advisory Board Policy

Clubs Compliants and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Club Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Discipline Policy 

Executive Conduct Subcommittee

Policies on Notice 

OUSA Privacy Policy is on notice and is found here

OUSA FESC Terms of Reference are on notice and are found here 

The latest version of the OUSA Clubs Complaints and Sexual Misconduct Policy is on notice and is found here

Please email any submissions on the policies on notice to adminvp@ousa.org.nz 

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