A Guide to QUSA's Legislative Documents 

The 4 pieces: 

*defined by the Societies Act

Bylaw –Rules adopted by an organization for the government of its members and the regulation of its affairs.

Policies–Definite courses of action to guide present and future decisions.

 Roles & Responsibilites –Descriptions of the expectations of Board Directors and staff members. This is important for holding the Board and staff of QUSA accountable to their duties, and to delegate tasks within their respective purviews. 

Common Procedure–This document governs much of the way that QUSA conducts itself. This is similar to policy, but tends to address less critical matters so that procedure can be more easily changed when needed. This is an internal document, and can therefore be changed at the discretion of the QUSA board through a vote at a policy meeting.



See the changes to the Common Procedure document from the 2019-2020 year are the bottom of the Common Procedure document. At the end of the  academic year, all chanes will be cataloged in a separate document and archived here. As always, you can read minutes from policy meetings where these changes happen here.