CSU are facing the biggest challenge in their 50-year history and will do so with a fresh approach.
Reddies are still waiting for a response from Charles Sturt University regarding plans to implement a new clubs policy.
Part of the strategy would see clubs required to have at least 75 per cent of its members current students.
Reddies have nowhere near that figure, but rely on a large contingent of university alumni.
It looms as a big challenge for new president Dean Smart, who has replaced Ryan Giacca at the helm.
Smart is also looking to help lift the club on the field after a winless season.
"Hopefully we can improve on what we've been working on over the last couple of years, especially with numbers building up pretty good," Smart said.
"There wasn't the results we wanted last year but we are still getting plenty of numbers to games and training.
"We have gotten better as a few years ago we were struggling to fill and first and second grade side.
"We have to build on that and hopefully go a bit better and get back to where we once were."
Smart has been joined by Cameron Donoghue and Tony Bush as the club's vice presidents.
He is also on the lookout for a new coach with club legend Paul Hood stepping down from the role after three seasons.
Hood didn't want to create a stale environment by staying in the role too long.
"It was good fun but I always told them three years was enough for a coach," Hood said.
"It's time to get someone new in."
CSU didn't get on the board in 2021 but Hood believes there is plenty of potential within the club.
Especially with the likes of teenager Patrick Priest taking out the club's best and fairest award.
"It was frustrating as we were so close in a lot of games," he said.
"A lot of games there were times we were on top but just couldn't put it together.
"The three Aggies games were very close, Tumut up in Tumut we probably should have won and a Griffith game we should have gone better at but things happen."