Directory of SUs

Archaeology Student Society (ASS)

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To seek to promote and/or represent student interests in the Archaeology Department.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors, and honours students in the Department of Archaeology
2. Any student who is enrolled in at least one Archaeology course.
3. All students enrolled in the graduate program of the Department of Archaeology.
4. Alumni

Asia Canada Studies Student Union

Objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Program.
2. To provide academic, social and recreational activities for the membership.
3. To undertake projects and activities to benefit the members.
4. To undertake such initiatives as the members may from time-to-time decide.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. Declared Minors
2. Any students currently enrolled in courses offered by the Program.
3. All students enrolled in Japanese and Chinese language courses and any other required courses outside the Program.

Behavioural Neuroscience Student Society (BNSS)

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To seek to promote and/or represent student interests in the Behavioural Neuroscience Program.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors, and honours students in the Behavioural Neuroscience program
2. Any student who is enrolled in at least one course of the program that semester.

Biology Student Union (BSU)

The objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To promote the academic interests and welfare of BioScience students within the Department of Biological Sciences, within the Faculty of Science, and within the University.
2. To promote the interests and welfare of BioScience students within the Simon Fraser Student Society.
3. To stimulate and promote interest in the study of the Biological Sciences.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
a. All declared major, minor, and honours students in the Department of Biological Sciences, and;
b. All students currently enrolled in at least one (1) Department of Biological Sciences course;

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association (BPKSA)

Objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To promote student interests within the department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (“BPK”) ‐ referred to as “the department” ‐ the Simon Fraser Student Society (“SFSS”), the university (“SFU”), and the community at large,
2. to provide students the means and opportunity to involve themselves in the running of undergraduate affairs within the department,
3. to create a sense of community within the department.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors and honours students in the department,
2. all intended BPK majors,
3. all students currently enrolled in at least one KIN course

Business Administration Student Society

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To establish and promote BASS as a strong, active and unified student union, as well as maintain the status of being widely recognized as a reputable and prominent student body.

2. To fulfill this mission, we shall endeavor to:

a) Provide members with practical educational opportunities related to the study of Business Administration.

b) Create and maintain communication between the Business Administration Student Society, other student unions, the SFSS, the Faculty, business sector, and other University organizations in order to foster communications and build contacts to help students plan their careers.

c) Engage in activities to promote social good.

d) Enhance the Business students’ experiences at university by offering social and self-
enrichment activities.

Chemistry Student Society

Objectives of the union shall be:
1) To promote student involvement and interest in their education.
2) To affiliate all chemistry students with the Canadian Institute of Chemistry (CIC).
3) To ensure representation of chemistry students within the Simon Fraser Student Society.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1) All declared majors, minors, and honours students in chemistry.
2) Any student enrolled in at least one chemistry course. This membership would be tenable on a semester basis.

Cognitive Science Student Association

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Program;
2. To provide social and recreational activities for the membership;
3. To undertake projects and activities to benefit the members; and
4. To undertake such other activities as the members may from time to time decide to pursue.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors, honours, and Post-Baccalaureate students in the Cognitive Science Program;
2. All graduate students in the Program;
3. All students who are currently enrolled in any of the courses bearing the COGS designation available in any semester.
4. All students who have declared to the registrar an intention to complete a major, minor or honours in Cognitive Science.
5. All graduate students from disciplines associated to cognitive science, subject to approval by the COGS executive.
6. Anyone interested in the cognitive science program and who wishes to take part in activities of the Cognitive Science Student Association will be a designated associate member. An associate member does not have the power to vote in Cognitive Science Student Association Activities but they retain all other privileges of members.

Collective of Arts and Culture Studies Students

Objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Program;
2. To integrate Art and Culture Studies with the larger art and university community;
3. To undertake projects and activities to benefit the members;

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
All students who have an intention to complete a major or minor in Art and Cultural Studies

Associate membership shall be conferred upon the following individuals subject to majority acceptance by the collective’s general membership:
a. Anyone interested in the Art and Culture Studies program and who wishes to take part in activities of the CACSS.
b. Associate members of the Collective may attend and participate in discussion at the meeting but do not count in quorum, may not stand for election as Officers or Student Representatives, may not vote at CACSS meetings, and may not propose or second motions.

Communications Student Union

Objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To promote and protect the welfare and interests of Communication students within the School of Communication, the Faculty of Communication, Arts & Technology (FCAT), the SFSS, and the University

2. To identify and promote the academic, intellectual, recreational and career concerns/interests of Communication students.

Mission Statement:
Where pop meets culture, a medium becomes a message and new ways of talking to each other emerge – we are the school of Communication, the study of how the technologies we use and the words we choose affect our daily lives.

Computing Science Student Society

Objectives of the Union shall be:

• The promotion of the interests of students within the School of Computing Science.
• The promotion of the interests of CSSS members within the Simon Fraser Student Society.
• The organisation of activities, of educational, entertainment and career value, for members of the CSSS.
• The promotion of the CSSS and the interests of its members within the community at large.
• The aims of the CSSS shall be consistent with the SFSS constitution and by-laws.

Criminology Student Association

Objectives of the Union shall be:
1. To represent and promote the academic and welfare interests of the CSA’s members to the Department of Criminology and the University.
2. To stimulate and promote criminological and legal inquiry.
3. To provide an organized body through which criminology students may actively participate in university affairs.
4. The CSA is constituted as a Departmental Student Union as defined in the Administrative Policies of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS).

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, honours, and minors in the Department of Criminology.
2. All students currently enrolled in one or more courses offered by the Department of Criminology.
3. All students currently enrolled in the graduate program or the Department of Criminology.

Dance Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To represent the interests and welfare of its members to the Department of Dance and to the University.
2. To stimulate and promote interest in the study of Dance and the facilities and affairs of the Dance Department.
3. To provide and organized body through which Dance students may participate in University affairs.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared Majors, Minors, and Graduate Students in the Department of Dance.
2. All students currently enrolled in at least one Department of Dance course.

Earth Science Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1) To provide social and recreational activities for our clastship
2) To promote and represent student interests with the Earth Sciences department
3) To maintain good relations between faculty and the clasts
4) To keep clasts from lithifying

Automatic clastship in our sacred Union shall be forced upon:
1) All declared majors, minors and honours students (if they don’t rub their GPA’s in our faces) in the department and
2) All students who are currently enrolled in one or more courses offered by the department

Economics Student Society

Objectives of the union shall be:
a. To promote and represent student interests within the Economics Department.
b. To provide social and recreational activities for the membership.
c. To undertake projects and activities that enhance the education of the membership.
d. To undertake such other activities as the members may from time-to-time decide.

Automatic membership in the Economics Student Society shall be extended to SFSS members who are:
a. Declared Majors, Minors, and Honours students in the Economics Department.
b. Students who are currently enrolled in one or more undergraduate courses offered by the Economics Department. Note that this includes courses labelled Business Economics (BUEC).

Education Student Association

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Education Faculty
2. To provide social, academic and recreational activities for the membership.
3. To undertake projects and activities to benefit the members.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors and honors students in the faculty.
2. All students who are currently enrolled in one or more courses offered by the faculty in the current semester.

Engineering Science Student Society

Objectives of the union shall be:
i) To promote school spirit.
ii) To improve the quality of education in conjunction with the Engineering Science Faculty at Simon Fraser University.
iii) To develop ESSS members’ interests in extra-curricular activities.
iv) To take an active role in promoting Engineering as a profession.
v) To maintain communications with other Engineering groups and professional Engineering associations.
vi) To give ESSS members a vehicle to develop organizational and leadership skills.
vii) To represent the interests and, to resolve the issues of the members of the ESSS as relating to Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, to all groups outside of the ESSS including the SFSS, Engineering Science Administration and, University Administration as required.
viii) To promote communication between grad and undergrad students

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
i) Students who in the previous three consecutive semesters were:
I. Declared Majors.
II. Declared Minors.
III. Honours Students.
IV. Graduate Students.
ii) Any current SFU student that is enrolled in any course offered by the Engineering Science Department.

English Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To foster a sense of community within the Department of English at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
2. To represent the academic interests and welfare of its members to the English Department and to SFU.
3. To stimulate and promote interest in the study of English and the facilities and affairs of the English Department.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared Majors, Minors, Joint Minors, Honours, and Graduate Students in the Department of English at SFU.
2. All students currently enrolled in at least one course offered by the Department of English at SFU.

Environmental Resource Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:

To create experiential learning opportunities for ERSU students and undergraduates in related fields.
To plan social and recreational adventures that not only focus on the enhancement of the naturale environment, but also build a sense of community amongst students within the three majors.
To represent student interests within the Triad and to maintain strong relations with the Faculty.
To establish partnerships between ERSU and other SFU student organizations and clubs.
To promote the three majors within the BEnv to prospective students and the greater environmental community.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. Declared majors and minors within the BEnv as well as students actively enrolled in Resource and Environmental Management (REM) and Environment (ENV) courses that fall within the three major’s core requirements.
2. Any student who is passionate about environmental issues is welcome to attend activities and meetings, but will not be permitted to vote on Union decisions.

Environmental Science Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. to provide a framework for communication between Environmental Science students,
2. to organize campus events, and to undertake projects and activities of interest to Environmental Science students.
3. to increase the profile and accessibility of the Environmental Science programs.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. all students in the Environmental Science undergraduate program and
2. students enrolled in Environmental Science/Resource and Environmental Management courses, including but not limited to REM 100 and EVSC 100.