independent student governance

Like all unions our members democratically elect their own leaders. These leaders are responsible for working and advocating on behalf of the membership. As a nonprofit corporation the rules and procedures for governing and operating LUSU are found in our governing documents which are accessible and changeable directly by our members.

By-Law #1 Outlines the procedures that govern our Elections and Referendum

Board of Directors
The governing body of our nonprofit corporation

Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing our activities and setting the strategic direction of the union. Board members meet a minimum of twice per month to discuss and vote on the affairs of the corporation. They provide high level strategy, oversight, & accountability.

Executive Committee
Managing the day-to-day operations of the corporation

If you’re passionate about the issues that matter the most to students and are ready to lead the charge towards improving student life and post-secondary education, LUSU offers several opportunities for you to do just that. Elected by popular vote every year, LUSU’s Executives set the direction of the student union and make sure it works in the best interests of students.


VP Operations & Finance

VP Advocacy

VP Orillia

Be the voice of students at Lakehead University and help make their journey through post-secondary education filled with amazing experiences and the services they need to succeed!

The terms of office begin on May 1st and ends on April 30th of the following year.

Nominate Yourself

Democracy isn’t something that happens once a year on voting day. Students are involved every day in LUSU’s decision-making by sitting on committees, answering surveys, attending meetings, and serving as student representatives. Every Member also has a direct say on all important issues through referendum.