The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) is the official body representing the student point of view at Nipissing. All students, both full-time and part-time, belong to the Student Union and fund the organization through their incidental fees, payable at registration. As part of its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and social growth, NUSU deals with many aspects of student life on campus, including the academic governance of the university and the social events. Student awareness campaigns, dealing with such topics as sexual assault, autism and mental health. The week before school begins in September, NUSU hosts Frosh Week. This week includes activities to introduce first year students to the university and to the City of North Bay. Frosh Week culminates in Shinerama, a national fundraising event on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
NUSU sponsors and organizes a Food Bank on campus for any student in need.
NUSU’s political business is conducted by the Board of Directors, which meets throughout the academic year. NUSU’s By-laws and Meeting Minutes are available on their website nusu.com. The Board of Directors is composed of five executive officers (President, VP Governance & Legal Affairs, VP Finance, VP Communications and VP Services) who are elected each Spring. There are also 10 Directors-at-Large that represent students throughout the academic year, and are the highest form of decision-making within NUSU.
NUSU also has a number of votes on Academic Senate and the Board of Governors, and representation on most of the Board and Senate Committees. NUSU holds by-elections throughout the year to fill student positions on Academic Senate. NUSU’s offices are located in F204/F205. The phone number is 705.474.3450. and the extensions are as follows:
- 4489 - President
- 4226 - VP Governance & Legal Affairs
- 4440 - VP Finance
- 4185 - VP Communications
- 4409 - VP Services
- 4884 - Director of Services
- 4303 - Director of Communications
- 4658 - Administrative Assistant
- 4801 - Office Assistant/Front Desk
Services provided in the NUSU Office include: photocopies, faxes, event ticket sales, health insurance information, general information about the work of the Student Union and the Student Food Bank.