Governance

  • Our vision is to work in partnership to enhance student health and well-being through increasing participation in sport and physical activity in third level colleges in Ireland.
  • Our mission is to promote and develop sport and physical activity in third level colleges in Ireland.
  • Affiliated institutes are represented by Sports Dept staff including Directors of Sport, Heads of Sport and Sports Officers on the SSI Board and its standing committees. Follow this link to view a full list of SSI Third Level Contacts
  • Honorary Membership is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of third level sport on the island.
  • SSI is affiliated to FISU (the International University Sports Federation) and EUSA (European University Sports Association)
  • The organisation was established in 2005 with the merger of the Council of University Sports in Ireland and the Irish Student Sport Association. At the time of the merger the organisation was known as CUSAI (the Colleges and University Sports Association of Ireland) before being renamed as Student Sport Ireland (SSI) in May 2013.
  • SSI is governed by its Constitution adopted in December 2018.
  • The SSI Board of Directors is led by the President with Directors elected at the company’s Annual General Meeting held every February.
  • The strategic plan was informed the SASSI research study which investigated sport and physical activity participation, preferences and provision at third level, and which surveyed over 9,000 students in 31 third level institutes on the island. The study is believed to be the largest of its kind undertaken in Europe.
  • The Board and staff are supported by its five Standing Committees in the delivery of the strategic plan and the work programme.

Code of Governance

  • SSI determines that it is Type B company under the Code of Governance
  • SSI has embarked on the journey to be compliant with the Governance Code with the SSI Board committed to the five Principles of Good Governance
  • The SSI Board envisages that it will be compliant with the code by end 2019.