We work for students, not the institution

Who We Are

The British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association (BCITSA or ‘SA’) is a non-profit student services and advocacy organization at BCIT with a mandate to enhance student life. Our programs and services are designed to benefit and support all 48,500+ full-time and part-time students across BCIT’s five campuses. Students lead our organization and govern the affairs of the BCITSA. Our Board of Directors is composed of 11 elected Student Executives, as well as Student Councillors from each of the different Schools at BCIT. Get involved and connect with the support, resources and culture you need to make the most of your time at BCIT. Visit us in person and join us online to check out the many ways we can enhance your student life.

Vision Statement

An inclusive community of students empowered to succeed.

Mission Statement

To be an advocate for students and provide services which are student-centered, responsive, and proactive in supporting and enhancing the quality of student life.

We Value:

  • Safety, inclusivity, and accessibility
  • Sustainability
  • Transparency
  • Growth
  • Innovation
Remember: We work for the students, not the institute!


Inclusivity Statement

Guided by the students’ voice, the BCIT Student Association endeavours to foster and create a culture that encourages diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice within our programs, services and operations.

We Do This By:

  • creating a space that encourages learning and offers training opportunities for staff and students
  • respecting one another through open dialogue and discussions
  • building trust by working together, maintaining transparency, and being open to change
  • promoting an environment that is safe and welcoming to all
  • continuing efforts to evolve our practices in line with the needs of our community

Strategic Vision 3.0

Strategic Vision 2.0

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Welcome From Your BCITSA