The Policies of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association represent student legislative directives established by Council that set out the beliefs, governing principles, or views of the Corporation. Policies affect the objectives, operations, plans, and the interpretation of governing documents. Policies affect the interpretation of the Charter, By-laws, and other governing documents; outline the beliefs and high-level rules governing the Association, such as advocacy objectives or corporate standards; devolve Council powers or functions to other bodies or build additional checks-and-balances; and set standards for and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
Policies are divided into two classes: Corporate Policies and Advocacy Policies. Corporate Policies do not expire, but come under review at least once every three years; Advocacy Policies expire after three years but may be renewed.