CUSSA is a club that knows how to have fun! If you're keen on having a second family here on campus that host ongoing social events and activities then make sure you get in contact with us :) CUSSA aims to promote the Samoan culture, traditions, language and engage with Samoan students here at UC. We do our best to create an environment where Samoan students can comfortably study, unwind, chill out and ultimately ensure students are happily making the most out of their university career. If this sounds like something you want to get among then CUSSA warmly invites you to join no matter your ethnicity, religion, age, race etc - we welcome you! :)
Every year, CUSSA works towards their key event of the year, So'otaga. So'otaga is a week long conference attended by all the Samoan Students' Associations from all the universities of New Zealand in which they compete in Academic, Christian, Cultural and Sporting activities.
This year's event will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington in July and CUSSA will be:
- preparing christian performances
- preparing cultural performances
- organizing speech and debate teams
- training our sports team to take up to this event.
As the event is hosted outside of Canterbury, we will be fundraising a great deal to cover all expenses needed for CUSSA to take part in this event. Some of the events that will contribute to this fundraising will be CUSSA's involvement in:
- helping the Christchurch High Schools' POLYFEST
- assisting the UC Pacific Development Team in hosting events for the students
- hosting sports tournaments
- hosting quiz nights
- hosting social nights
If you are keen to be part of So'otaga 2017, get in contact with us!
Fa'afetai tele lava :)