Mission Statement UTMSU was incorporated as Erindale College Student Union on August 2nd 1983.
As stated in the Letters Patent the Mission Statement of the Union is:
- To safeguard the individual rights of the student, regardless of race, colour, creed, sex, nationality, place of origin, or personal or political beliefs;*
- To foster the intellectual growth and moral awareness of the student in order to benefit him or her, the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Community, and society;
- To provide facilities of the services and activities in which the interests of the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Community are involved
- To endeavour to bring about a fundamental redistribution of power so as to permit substantially greater participation by students in making those decisions which affect their lives;
- To engage in research and discussion of the broad educational philosophy and principles affecting the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Community;
- To provide means of communication within the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Community, among the campuses of the University of Toronto, with other members of the university community, with other universities, and with the general public;
- To engage in discussion with municipal, provincial, and national governments on issues that affect the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Community;
- To encourage social action programs involving student volunteers;
- To press for such action as may be necessary to make higher education accessible to all classes of Canadian society.
* In addition to those qualities listed in the first section, the Union shall defend the individual rights of students regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, class ancestry, and mental or physical abilities