We are committed to operating in a manner that is inclusive and equitable for all participants and to operating in an anti-oppression framework. It is our belief that we need to tackle issues of oppression and discrimination head-on in order to change these issues on our campus and in our society. There are significant systemic inequalities in our society that affect the way students from different classes, social backgrounds, races, genders, abilities and other social identifiers access post-secondary education. We are committed to working towards eliminating systemic barriers in our society.
We recognize that our members are not just students, but commuters, parents, workers and members of different communities who are affected by more than just education policy. We know that our members’ ability to access education is affected by social policy that is connected to their lives in all sorts of ways. We are committed to ensuring political representation for our membership to improve their lives. For this reason, equity is at the core of all that we do.