What is USPSA?
The University of the South Pacific's Student Association (USPSA) was formally established in 2009 to look after the welfare of the students in all 14 Campuses of the University. The USPSA Federal Council oversees 14 Student Associations in the 12 Member Countries, namely - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. These countries each host a regional campus student association we call a USPSA 'branch'.
Who is a member of USPSA?
Every student enrolled at USP is a member of the Association, regardless of mode of study enrolled in and the geographical location a student is based at.
What are the objectives of the USPSA?
USPSA's motto is "One Ocean, One People, Once Voice, One Journey". To enhance and protect the general welfare and the academic, social and cultural interests of all students engaging in study at the University of the South Pacific for lifelong success.
As per the USPSA constitute, article 4: The objects of the Association include, but are not limited to:
4.1 Representing the views of students, both on individual campuses, in individual countries and internationally, on matters of concern to students as students or as members of the wider community;
4.2 Supporting members of the Association to attain their academic and wider educational goals;
4.3 Encouraging participation in University education throughout the region;
4.4 Encouraging the formation and development of students' association to represent students on individual campuses;
4.5 Co-operating with students' associations from other institutions, both nationally and internationally;
4.6 Appointing student members to the University Council and Senate and such other bodies of the University as requested by the University;
4.7 Fostering communications between students of the University through print and electronic media;
4.8 Promoting and upholding the general welfare of its members;
4.9 To work towards the Strategic Plan as set out by the University.