For more comprehensive information about the Capilano Students' Union (CSU) than this page offers, and to find out about upcoming events and meetings, please check out Capilano Students' Union website or visit us in Library 195.
The CSU is a non-profit organization run by a democratically elected board of students that aims to improve every student’s university experience by organizing social, political, and cultural events and offering low-cost services that make life easier. The board of directors, who are independent from the University’s administration, also works to protect the rights of students. The CSU is dedicated to advancing the interests of students by working to achieve a system of post-secondary education that is accessible to all. The CSU works to advance post-secondary education policies in areas such as tuition fees and student financial assistance.
Every student registered for credit at the North Vancouver, Sechelt, or Squamish campus of Capilano University is a member of the CSU. The CSU employs a team of staff to assist the elected Board of Directors in running the organization, advocating on behalf of all students, and delivering a wide range of services.
Here are just some of the services the CSU provides to make your life easier:
- used book sale: Every semester the CSU consigns students used books, and then sells them back to other students at 70% the retail price. We have the cheapest books on campus and students who consign receive 60% of the book price after their book has been sold.
- free student agenda
- dozens of clubs with access to funding and resources
- housing registry of accommodations available for and wanted by students
- health & dental plan – more details can be found on the I Have A Plan website
- U-Pass BC provides students a monthly transit pass for $41 per month
- constituency rooms: Queer Resource Centre (LB141), Women's Centre (LB137), and Kéxwusm-áyakn (First Nations) Student Centre (LB196)
- student spaces:Treehouse (LB131), CSU Members Centre (LB195), and the CSU Maple Lounge (MA116)
- locker rentals for $19 to $28 in the Library and Fir buildings
- report binding for $3 - $4 per report
Getting involved with the student union is easy: join a committee, create a club, get elected to the board of directors, consign your old texts, and work on campaigns. Follow the CSU on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates!