Advocacy Policies

Advocacy papers are passed into standing policy by Council.   

Current Advocacy Papers:

Mental Health at Western University (.pdf)

  • This policy outlines the recommendations to improve student mental health at Western.
  • Approved by Council in February 2017. For review in 2020/21.

Pedestrian Safety (.pdf)

  • This policy outlines the recommendations to improve pedestrian safety both at Western and in the City of London.
  • Approved by Council in February 2017. For review in 2021/22.

Student Transit in London (.pdf)

  • This policy outlines the recommendations to improve transportation within the City of London.
  • Approved by Council in February 2017. For review in 2020/21.

ChangeCamp Western Report – March, 2013

  • A report on the various discussion topics of the USC’s semi-annual “unconference,” including the main principles and recommendations of the assembled individuals.

Ancillary Fees (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for student controls on ancillary fees and the nature and affordability of such fees.
  • Original Ancillary Fees “Purple Paper”, published in 2012.

Early Outreach (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for the continued growth and support of early outreach programming at Western and in the London community.

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students Enrolled in Non-STEM Faculties (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for a renewed focus on extracurricular and experiential learning opportunities for studies outside of STEM studies – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Fall Reading Break (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for the addition of a Fall Reading Break to the academic calendar.
  • Original Reading Week “Purple Paper”, published in 2012.

Open Educational Resources  (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for the creation and implementation of an open educational resource pilot project.

Teaching Stream Tenured Faculty (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for the implementation of teaching-focused faculty within the University and a greater emphasis of teaching as a responsibility of faculty.

Purple Paper: Fair Trade Western (.pdf)

  • A standing policy of the USC advocating for the visibility and availability of Fair Trade Certified products on Western’s campus.

 

Policies and procedures relating to the USC’s advocacy strategy

Advocacy Papers Policy (.pdf)

  • This policy outlines the process, participants, and parameters of creating advocacy papers that represent the academic, socio-economic, and political concerns of its students.
  • This document sets guidelines for developing paper topics, researching principles and concerns, and passing papers into standing policy of the USC.