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The purposes of the Students’ Union are:

To organise students on a democratic, co-operative basis for advancing students’ interests, and advancing the interests of the students’ community;

To provide a common framework within which students can communicate, exchange information, and share experience, skills, and ideas;

To bring students together to discuss and co-operatively achieve necessary educational, administrative, and legislative change wherever decision-making affects students;

To facilitate co-operation among students in organizing services which supplement the learning experience, provide for human needs, and which develop a sense of community with our peers and with other members of society;

To articulate the desire of students to fulfill the duties and be accorded the rights of citizens in British Columbia, in Canada, and in the international community;

To achieve the goal of a system of post-secondary education which is accessible to all, which is of high quality, and which is rationally planned; which recognizes the legitimacy of student representation and the validity of students’ rights; and whose role in society is clearly recognized and appreciated.