編按：2021 年 10 月 7 日，有 50 年歷史的香港中文大學學生會宣布解散。以下是聲明全文。
Statement on Dissolving The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
【We Will Meet Again】
For over half a century The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSU) has gone through thick and thin, always standing side-by-side with the students and faculty of our university. Jointly founded in 1971 by student representatives from the three colleges of New Asia, Chung Chi, and United, it has been the only organization mandated to represent the student body on campus. Over the years CUSU has upheld the principles of democratic and federal self-government and co-government for students, and dedicated itself to promoting the common good throughout ever-changing times.
As a member of the CUHK community, we have always maintained open channels of communication with the university administration. Even during the most severe challenges, the administration continued to recognize and affirm our legitimacy and legal status on campus. However, in February of this year, University administration announced that they would stop collecting fees for the Student Union starting this academic year September 2021. They also demanded that we register through government agencies instead of recognizing our registration on campus as had been the long-established practice. In response, CUSU sought professional legal opinion and was advised that “the ordinance does not apply to CUSU” for independent registration. We are now torn between following the legal advice or complying with the university administration’s demand.
To serve the best interest of our students, CUSU convened a joint meeting on 10 September 2021 to give the matter serious and deliberate consideration. A motion was adopted to accept the collective resignation of the student representatives of the CUSU Council and to dissolve CUSU.
For fifty years CUSU existed as an independent student organization whose representatives were elected through a democratic process. It is a matter of profound regret that CUSU is now history.
I would like to thank our students and the public for standing with us all this time. Although CUSU no longer exists as an organization, CUHKers are still here and we remain faithful to the ideals that have guided us throughout.
The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
7th October 2021