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There are three ‘branches’ of government at the USC: Council, the Executive Council, and the Board of Regents (name is a work in progress)

The Council is responsible for ‘legislating’ on behalf of the USC -- developing policies and procedures for the organization, and giving greater direction to the Executive. The members of council are undergraduate students elected from their Residence, Faculty, and Affiliate constituencies and hold office for one year. Members may serve on standing committees to study issues and opportunities facing the organization, and propose legislation in response to their research. 

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Executive Council:
Formerly known as the ‘Board of Directors,’ members of the Executive Council are charged with overseeing the affairs of the corporation, along with supervising the Coordinators and Commissioners that run the programs within their portfolios. The President of the Executive Council is elected each February by the undergraduate students, while Vice Presidents are appointed by Council each March. They serve a 13 month term in office from May to the following June, with May acting as a transitional month for the incoming Executive.   

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Board of Regents:
A brand new branch of government will be created this year, which will be charged with providing external, independent advice on long-term planning, and budget.  This Board will consist of 9 external members plus the USC President, and will have an opportunity to review and recommend approval of the budget to Council, and act as a resource to the organization when needed. Members will be at least 10 years removed from their undergraduate experience, as members should not have any interest in the day-to-day affairs of the organization – the intent is also to recruit a good mix of members from the for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors that posses skills that would be useful to the USC.  The Board will likely meet four times per year, and the target is to have the Board recruited in time to review the 2010/11 Budget

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  • Regent Profiles

Our Mission:
To enhance the educational experience and quality of life for all undergraduates at The University of Western Ontario.


  • To maintain responsible student government to act as the representative of undergraduate students in all issues affecting the student.
  • To represent all undergraduate Western students to the University and London communities and all levels of government.
  • To provide cost effective services that meet the needs of students.
  • To encourage student contributions to the University and the community at large.
  • To offer programming designed to enhance the educational, cultural, recreational, social, and intellectual experiences of undergraduate Western students.