Every student at UBC is a member of a faculty or school. These faculties and schools are organized into undergraduate societies and student associations, such as the Arts Undergraduate Society and the Education Students Association. Each of these societies and associations is a constituency of the AMS, sending representatives to Student Council and conducting activities for its members. Activities includes putting on events, lobbying the university with issues specific to their constituency, and helping student members in any way they can.
These representatives current students within the constituency, and they’re elected by the other constituency members. The number of representatives sitting on Council representing a given constituency is contingent on the number of students in the constituency; Arts, being the largest faculty, has the most representatives. All constituencies have at least one Council representative, with larger constituencies typically having an additional representative for every 3000 students in the constituency.
The Constituency Executive Handbook is a good place to gain a better understanding of constituencies, how they work, and the relationship they have with the AMS. It is intended as a guide that the AMS encourages all Constituency Executives to refer to in order to understand their relationship and responsibilities with the AMS, University Faculty and the student body, as well as how to effectively run themselves. It is not meant to enforce rules, but simply offer guidance on how to make the most out of their year in their Executive positions.
Constituencies wishing to alter their fees should consult the following documents: