Capilano Students' Union

      • For more comprehensive information about the Capilano Students' Union (CSU) than this page offers, and to find out about upcoming events and meetings, please check out Capilano Students' Union website or visit us in Library 195.

        The CSU is a non-profit organization run by a democratically elected board of students that aims to improve every student’s university experience by organizing social, political, and cultural events and offering low-cost services that make life easier. The board of directors, who are independent from the University’s administration, also works to protect the rights of students. The CSU is dedicated to advancing the interests of students by working to achieve a system of post-secondary education that is accessible to all. The CSU works to advance post-secondary education policies in areas such as tuition fees and student financial assistance.

        Every student registered for credit at the North Vancouver, Sechelt, or Squamish campus of Capilano University is a member of the CSU. The CSU employs a team of staff to assist the elected Board of Directors in running the organization, advocating on behalf of all students, and delivering a wide range of services.

        Here are just some of the services the CSU provides to make your life easier:

        • Used Book Sale: Every semester the CSU consigns students used books, and then sells them back to other students at 70% the retail price. We have the cheapest books on campus and students who consign receive 60% of the book price after their book has been sold.
        • Handbook & Day Planner that is free!
        • Housing Registry of accommodations available for and wanted by students.
        • Tutor Registry to connect students and tutors.
        • Health & Dental Plan – more detail at
        • U-Pass BC provides students a monthly transit pass for $30 per month.
        • Constituency Rooms: Queer Centre (LB141), Women's Centre (LB137), and Aboriginal Gathering Space (LB196).
        • Student Spaces: o Treehouse (LB131), CSU Library Lounge (LB195), and the CSU Maple Lounge (MA116).
        • Locker Rentals for $5 - $15 in the Library and Fir buildings.
        • Printing: black and white: $0.07/page and colour: $0.25/page.
        • Report Binding for $2 - $3 per report.
        • Lift Tickets to Whistler Blackcomb and Mount Seymour.
        • Faxing – only location on campus to fax!

        Getting involved with your Students' Union is easy: join a committee, create a club, get elected to the board of directors, consign your old texts in the Used Book Sale, and work on campaigns. You can even have opportunities delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our e-mail list.