The Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) is a not-for-profit organization committed to ensuring that students’ university experience is fulfilling and enjoyable. AUSU exists to provide students representation and a variety of services to build a stronger Algoma University community. AUSU is an organization run by students for students, and works to ensure that students’ voices are recognized.
As a student of Algoma University, you are a general member of the Algoma University Students’ Union. AUSU Local 82 represents all students at Algoma University at bi-annual conferences organized by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Your AUSU membership ensures your CFS membership, the lobbying organization that fights for post-secondary student issues, provincially and federally.
At Algoma U, AUSU is responsible for providing a voice to students, organizing and funding events on campus, including Orientation Week (jointly planned with Student Services), Frost Week, pub nights, and other fun activities. AUSU also provides student representation on most of the Algoma U bodies and committees, including the Board of Governors, Senate, and numerous Senate committees, including Academic Planning, Appeals, Curriculum, Student Services and Ethics.
AUSU services include the Student Health and Dental Plan, discounted bus passes, a mental health and wellness app for students called I.M.Well, ISIC student discount cards, The Sentient (Algoma University’s student newspaper), the Students Helping Students Bursary, Algoma University Food Bank, campus events and campaigns, campus clubs recognition and funding, and the student handbook.
The Sentient is our school newspaper that covers sections such as opinion pieces, community news, sports, editorials and fashion. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the Algoma University community! Stand up, write it out and let your voice be heard.
Stay up to date with the latest news with the AUSU Newsletter.
Here at AlgomaU there are so many opportunities to get involved from attending events, to joining a club or even volunteering!