CaSSU is "an inter-university network of Catholic societies and students which promotes solidarity amongst its members in their service as witnesses to Christ within their respective universities."
More specific aims for CaSSU include, but are not limited to:
CaSSU was founded in early 2012 as an initiative of the Southampton University Catholic Society. It was founded in response both to the precedent set by NUCS (Northern University Catholic Societies) and to active discussions among various Catholic societies concerning the need for a permanent community for Catholic societies across the south. Ten founding member-societies met at the inaugural conference at Southampton in February 2012.
CaSSU hosts both a spring event and an autumn conference on an annual basis.
Each year, a new host society is elected to manage the daily business of CaSSU and to organise the year's spring event and autumn conference. The current joint host societies are the University College London Union Catholic Society and the Imperial College London Union Catholic Society.
For additional information, please refer to the CaSSU Constitution.