Constitution & Mission Statement
BYLAWS & CODE
[For amendments since May 7, 2021, see below.]
- Constituency Fee Exemptions and Athletic Fee Waiver, June 2021
- Addition to President’s Responsibilities, May 2021
Policies AND STRATEGIC PLANS
AMS Internal Policies
Policy: Title and Summary
|I-1 POLICY ON POLICIES
Provides a uniform presentation of AMS policies, allows for better record keeping and ease of references to AMS policies, and allows for a structured and systematic review and updating of AMS policies.
|I-2 CHEQUE SIGNING POLICY
Frees AMS Executives from having to sign cheques for small amounts (less than $350), allowing a stamp to be used instead.
|i-3 RESPONSIBLE USE OF STUDENTS’ EMAIL ADDRESSES
Commits the AMS to the secure and responsible use of students’ email addresses for campus wide emails. No more than one such email to be sent each month. To be used for such things as announcing elections, conducting surveys, and welcoming students.
|I-4 ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION POLICY
Repealed August 21, 2019.
|I-5 COMMUNICATION WITH THE MUSQUEAM INDIAN BAND
Ensures proper protocol and communication is maintained between the AMS and the Musqueam.
|I-6 RESPONSIBLE COMPUTER USE
Outlines best practices around the use of AMS computers and computing systems. Protects the Society’s computers and computing systems from damage.
|i-7 Suspensions and expulsions from AMS Property
Specifies the grounds and procedures for suspensions and expulsions from AMS property.
|I-7A MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS AND OTHER COVID-19 MEASURES
Sets out clear guidelines for the wearing of face coverings, and outlines procedures for if these rules are not adhered to.
|I-8 AMS INVESTMENT POLICY
Sets out the general investment goals and strategies of the AMS.
|I-9 POLICY ON GOAL SETTING AND REPORTING FOR EXECUTIVES AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Sets out procedures for setting goals for Executives and the Managing Director.
Sets out procedures for protecting the privacy of those signing petitions and other similar documents.
|I-11 POLICY ON TUITION AND MANDATORY FEE CONSULTATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
Outlines procedures for responding when the University invites the AMS to participate in consultation.
|1-12 Policy on the Academic Experience Survey
Outlines the process for the formulations of questions on annual Academic Experience Survey, and prescribes a standardized timeline for the survey’s development and distribution.
|I-13 MEDIA POLICY
Sets out procedures for communication with the media.
|I-14 CREDIT CARD POLICY
Sets out procedures for the use of credit cards.
|I-15 VIDEO SURVEILLANCE POLICY
Sets out guidelines for the use of video surveillance in AMS buildings.
Provides policies and procedures to comply with the Personal Information Protection Act of British Columbia (PIPA).
|I-17 SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY
Provides procedures for investigations related to sexual violence.
|I-18 AMS RESPECTFUL Community & WORKPLACE POLICY
Provides procedures to keep workplace and student environment free from bullying and harassment, discrimination and violence.
|I-19 RECORDS POLICY
Sets out rules for the collection and disclosure of AMS records including the limits on disclosure and the way to appeal a refusal to disclose (by going to Executive Committee)
|I-20 Executive Expenditures
Sets guidelines and limits for expenditures on travel, alcohol, and cellphones by the Executive and others.
|I-21 Committee appointments
Sets out procedures for appointing members of committees.
|I-22 Committee Chair Transition Reports
Addresses the need for AMS Council to ensure the continuity of its committee work upon reconstitution, or when a new chair is appointed.
|I-23 ams health and safety policy
Commits AMS staff and management to be safety conscious in compliance with the British Columbia Worker’s Compensation Act.
|AMS CAMPUS SAFETY VISION STATEMENT
Commits the AMS to fostering an environment of respect for the dignity, privacy, and diversity of all persons on campus, an environment in which there is zero tolerance for hate, prejudice and discrimination.
Additional rules on the Sub-Committees can be found here:
- Art Gallery Subcommittee Terms of Reference
- Sustainability Projects Fund Terms of Reference
- Fund Subcommittee Terms of Reference
- Sustainability Sub-Committee Terms of Reference
- Impact Grant Terms of Reference
- Grad Class Subcommittee Terms of Reference
- Clubs and Societies Terms of Reference
These two British Columbia laws apply to student government: