The National University of Singapore Students’ Union (NUSSU) is a unique student-run institution that is autonomous from the University Administration primarily in terms of operations and budget. Every full-time undergraduate at NUS is a Union (NUSSU) member by default, and everyone is entitled to voice their opinions about any university-related matters, especially in situations where they find that their welfare is being compromised.
In a nutshell, NUSSU strives to amplify the voices of the students and at the same time act as a bridge between the students and the university administration to promote students’ interest and welfare in NUS. NUSPA is also committed towards the safeguarding and betterment of students' welfare and interests.
The National University of Singapore Students' Union (NUSSU) Council is the highest student legislative body in the NUS. The NUSSU Council comprises of elected full-time undergraduate student representatives who are either members of the NUSSU Executive Committee (EXCO) or student leaders holding leadership appointments from the 15 NUSSU Constituent Club Management Committees – 11 Faculty and 4 non-Faculty Clubs. The Presidents of all Constituent Clubs are de-facto members of the NUSSU Council.
The NUSSU Council is responsible for laying down the policies of the Union and the organisation of events and activities that are consistent with the functions of the Union. Council Representatives are elected from each of the Managing Committee of the Constituent Bodies by members of that Management Committee. The President of each Managing Committee is a de facto Council Representative. The Council Chairperson is elected from the Council Representatives.