As a Charity, CUSU is required to have a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is made up of:
- The seven full-time Executive officers
- Two student members
- One member of Coventry University Board of Governors
- Two external Trustees who volunteer their time
The Board of Trustees is legally responsible for CUSU and therefore ensuring that CUSU complies with relevant legal frameworks. They also ensure sound financial decision making and set the strategy for CUSU alongside Student Council.