The NUS Council is the governing body of the National University of Samoa. The sixteen members are a mixture of elected staff, a student rep, graduates and outside appointees.
The NUS Act 2006, section 13 establishes the Council, like all boards of public bodies in Samoa, as the governing body of the University. Under the Act, Council has the full legal power and authority to manage and control the affairs of the University. Sections 16, 17 and 18 under functions, duties and powers clearly demonstrate that Council deals with governance.