The Brock Business Students’ Association (BSA)
The Business Students’ Association (BSA) was founded in 2003 by a group of 5 students who were looking for a way to showcase what Brock University’s business students bring to the table. As the organization’s prime objective was to serve and represent Brock’s business students, the first few years were mostly made up of developing an understanding of what would be needed to do just that and more.
In the 2007/2008 Academic year, BSA members began attending Competitions and Conferences. Along with this, Brock Business Clothing and Brock Business Cards were made available for students. With 84% confidence, the Faculty of Business Students Levy was passed. The BSA began participating and raising funds for charities such as 5 Days for the Homeless and Brock Bowls for Kids.
The 2008/2009 Academic year called for a large development of the Faculty of Business Student Clubs (FOBSC) which umbrella under the BSA. From the levy, the BSA was made responsible for an operating budget of $50,000 to $120,000. This was also the period that we introduced the BSA Apprentice, which gives the opportunity for younger students to gain exposure of the BSA and learn how it works; thus allowing for a better understanding of the organization, as well as an advantage over other students applying for positions within.
During the 2009/2010 Academic year, the BSA worked to re-brand itself. The mandate and policies (including: BOP, the Constitution, and the Strategic Plan) were redefined. ExperiencePlus started being tracked, and an Active Member Program was introduced. This was also the year that the Experimental and Directed Learning became a credit, where students who are extremely involved within the BSA have a chance to earn recognition for their work in the form of an official credit.