The Kwantlen Student Association’s Constitution is its foundational document, and sets out the purposes of the student association. Some parts of the Constitution can be amended by special resolution (a motion passed, with notice, by a three-quarters majority at an AGM or SGM).
The Kwantlen Student Association’s Bylaws set out the structure of the student association, and basic rules by which Council (the KSA’s board of directors) must operate. The Bylaws can be amended by special resolution (a motion passed, with notice, by a three-quarters majority at an AGM or SGM).
The Kwantlen Student Association’s Regulations are the operational rules of the student association, and are designed to ensure that the KSA operates in a way that is accountable and transparent to the membership. The Regulations can be amended by a two-thirds resolution of Council.
The Executive Committee has adopted a number of procedures to help streamline the way that the KSA conducts its business. Most of these procedures are operational or administrative, and support the coordination of the day-to-day work of the student association. The Executive Procedures can be amended by a two-thirds resolution of the Executive Committee.
Council takes positions on a number of issues that matter to the students of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. These positions (or policy statements) set a framework within which members of Council can lobby and advocate on students’ behalves. Issues policies may be adopted, for up to three (3) years at a time, by a two-thirds resolution of Council.
In addition to the types of rules set out above, the membership can also adopt resolutions at general meetings, or by referendum, that provide guidance to Council or that ask that the KSA take a position on a certain issue. These resolutions can be adopted by the members at an AGM or SGM.