The vision, mission and values of the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union outline the purposes of the organizations and the guidelines the organization uses to determine its direction. These documents answer the questions: why do we exist, what are we trying to achieve, and how will we go about achieving that goal.

Vision

We envision a society where every student has access to an affordable, high quality post-secondary education that expands and enriches their life experiences, assists in the attainment of their educational and professional aspirations, and equips them with the tools to serve as engaged and socially responsible citizens. 

Mission

To ensure that students are valued, and supported in pursuing their educational aspirations.

Values

Participation & Representation

We believe that students should be an author in their own education. That students not only have the right but the responsibility to be meaningful and active participants in every instance that decision making impacts students.

Cooperation & Community

We believe that students have a responsibility to each other and the broader community. That working together and supporting each other is the most effective way to realize our own aspirations and to fulfill our obligations to one another.

Equity & Respect

We believe that all students bring a unique and valuable perspective to the table and that all students deserve equitable treatment regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and/or country of origin.

Excellence & Execution

We strive to be the best we can and to never be satisfied with the status quo. We believe in the rationally planned and efficiently executed pursuit of excellence.

Leadership & Integrity

We strive to lead by example. To lead openly, with integrity and professionalism through service to others.

Culture 

Be Data Driven

Our work will be informed by data collection and analysis.

Foster Connection

Our work will build a sense of belonging, ownership, and commitment amongst members, officials, and staff.

Build Capacity

Our work will not only serve our current objectives, but will also expand organizational capacity moving forward.

Communicate Our Narrative

Our work will foster understanding of our vision, mission, and values amongst the campus and broader community.