Article I – Name, Purpose, Membership2019-01-28T20:54:07+00:00

Article I – Name, Purpose, Membership

The name of the Association shall be the Ontario University Registrars’ Association, herein after referred to as OURA.

a. OURA shall concern itself with academic administration including, but not limited to: admissions, registration, examinations, scheduling, transcripts,
systems, records, calendars, scholarships and awards, student recruitment, and other activities or undertakings that may be deemed appropriate to OURA.

b. It shall encourage and conduct studies on matters related to items indicated in(a).

c. OURA, as an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), maintains a professional relationship with COU. With respect to OURA’s interests and functions which fall within the scope of the activities of COU, OURA may request the appropriate level of funding and administer those funds in a proper, responsible manner. OURA shall advise COU on any item deemed appropriate.

d. It shall conduct workshops for the exchange of information, professional development, and for the development of new procedures.

a. Institutional Members
Institutions which are recognized by the Council of Ontario Universities and have paid the annual fee in accordance with Article V are Institutional Members of OURA. Institutional Members are eligible to participate actively in the work of OURA. Each Institutional Member has one vote on all matters brought before OURA. The Office of the Registrar, or equivalent, of each participating institution shall designate a Regular Member as the Institutional Representative who will vote on behalf of that Institution. Institutional Members only may vote.

b. Regular Members
The Office of the Registrar, or equivalent, of each participating institution may designate as many Regular Members as it wishes in accordance with By-Law II.

c. Associate Members
Professional representatives in educational agencies or institutions may apply for Associate Membership, which must be approved by the Executive Committee.  Associate Members may attend OURA workshops and annual meetings, but may not vote or hold office.

d. Member Emeritus
One who has been awarded the OURA Award of Achievement and who holds the rights and privileges of a Regular Member (see Article VIII, Section 3).

e. Honorary Members
Honorary Members shall be those individuals, no longer eligible to be Regular Members, but with records of significant service in OURA, who are so selected
by the Executive Committee. They shall enjoy a permanent invitation to attend OURA meetings and to maintain interest in OURA affairs.

The operating year for OURA shall be from April 1 to March 31.