Students’ Council


Students' Council is comprised of representatives from each Faculty and College at the University of Waterloo. A majority of Students' Council representatives are elected to, and take office at the same time as the Executive (May 1 of each year).

Students' Council upholds the goals of the Federation of Students (Feds) under its Charter and bylaws, and establishes the policies of the corporation.

It provides a representative forum for student input into Feds' activities, appoints Commissioners and designates the Committees of Students' Council. It also administers and oversees the budgeting of membership fees. Committees of Students' Council deal with other areas including administration of clubs, funding for activities and projects, budgeting, education policy (local, provincial, federal), elections, referenda and more.

The Executives are ex-officio voting members of Students' Council.

Students' Council oversees the Executives in the performance of their jobs in areas where Students' Council has oversight responsibilities. Any councillor may request to add items for consideration at Council in accordance with all relevant Feds' bylaws, policies and procedures.

Non-voting members of Students' Council include: the Speaker, the Secretary, and Chairs of Committees of Council who are not already a member of the Council, the Presidents of the recognized student societies, the Presidents of all Federated and Affiliated Colleges and Residence Councils, the President of the University, and all past presidents of the Federation of Students.

If you would like to receive regular updates on student council affairs, sign up for the mailing list here.

Council Meetings

Council meetings are governed by Robert's Rules to ensure meetings are held in an orderly fashion. Robert's Rules is essentially a guide of the rules, ethics, and customs that are followed during the meeting. Review the guide to Robert's Rules.

Council meetings are always held in the Student Life Centre Multi-Purpose Room at 12:30 p.m. and will be taking place on the following days for the 2015 academic year.

Students' Council Agendas & Minutes

Here, you can download and view past Students' Council meeting minutes. To keep up-to-date with the latest Council meeting minutes and agendas, subscribe to the council mailing list. You can also view an archive of past posts to the mailing list here. You can browse the archive of recordings of each council meeting here.

If you are interested in agendas and minutes for council meetings that are not listed below, please contact the Research and Policy Officer at

Executive Reports