Directory of SUs

Mathematics Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:

  1. To seek and promote student interests within the Mathematics Department of Simon
    Fraser University and the Simon Fraser Student Society.
  2. To democratically undertake projects and activities to benefit the members.
  3. To provide a safe space for Mathematics students to gather for the purpose of study
    and sharing ideas.

Automatic membership in this union shall be extended to:

  1. All declared majors, minors, and honours in the Mathematics department, Mathematical
    Physics, and Mathematics and Computing Science.
  2. All students currently enrolled in at least one course offered by the Mathematics
    department in the current semester.

Conditional membership in this union shall be extended to:

  1. All declared majors, minors, and honours in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial
    Science and the Management and Systems Science Program.

Conditional membership is extended in the event that their respective societies/unions
are inactive.

Information and resources:

www.github.com/realcomplex/sfss-msu

Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/groups/306202509482605

Mechatronics System Engineering Student Society

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote school spirit.
2. To improve the quality of education in conjunction with the Engineering Science Faculty at Simon Fraser University.
3. To develop MSESS members’ interests in extra-curricular activities.
4. To take an active role in promoting Engineering as a profession.
5. To maintain communications with other Engineering groups and professional Engineering associations.
6. To give MSESS members a vehicle to develop organizational and leadership skills.
7. To represent the interests, and to resolve the issues of the members of the MSESS as relating to Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus, to all groups outside of the MSESS including the ESSS, SFSS, Engineering Science Administration, and University Administration as required.
8. To promote communication between graduate and undergraduate students.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
All undergraduate students accepted into the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering based at SFU’s Surrey Campus.

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Student Union (MBBSU)

Objectives of the union shall be:
To promote and represent the interests of students in the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department. To further these objectives, the Union shall:
1. Identify and promote the academic, intellectual and career concerns of the membership.
2. Provide social and recreational activities for the membership.
3. Undertake projects and activities to benefit the members.
4. Run elections in order to place students on committees or events that need or permit student representation.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
All students majoring or minoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry or students currently enrolled in at least one MBB course.

Music Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Program/Department.
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:
All students in the Program/Department/School and shall include declared Majors, Minors, Honours and any students currently enrolled in courses offered by the Program/Department.

Operations Research Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To seek and promote student interest in the field of operations research.
2. To apply operations research methods to problems arising in the local business community.
3. To build a community among student members
4. To provide a connection between faculty and students within the OR program
5. The aims of the ORSU shall be consistent with the SFSS constitution and by-laws.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors and honors in the Mathematics department with a concentration of Operations Research; and
2. All students who are currently enrolled in one or more courses offered by the Mathematics department listed as core courses for Operations Research in the current semester.

Philosophy Student Union

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

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

Physics Student Association

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To represent the interests and concerns of its membership to the Faculty of Science (and its Department), the University, and the Simon Fraser Student Society.
2. To promote the study of physics.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All students currently enrolled in one or more Physics course(s).
2. All students who have declared Honours, Majors, or minors in Physics, Chem-Physics, Math-Physics, or Bio-Physics.

Political Science Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To provide an organization to represent the academic welfare and interests of its members both in the Department of Political Science (hereafter referred to as the “Department”) and within the University Community.
2. To encourage and support discussion between members of the Union and Political Science faculty.
3. To stimulate and actively participate in political and social inquiry.
4. In the event of a conflict between this Union’s Constitution and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Simon Fraser Student Society, the Union recognizes that the terms of the Simon Fraser Student Society Constitution and By-Laws will prevail.

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

Psychology Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote, and represent the interests of the students within the department of psychology.
2. To have student representation on all committees of the psychology department.
3. To provide resources for the students of the psychology department.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
Automatic membership in the PSU shall be extended to: all students who are intending to or have already declared majors, minors, or honours in psychology.

Public Policy Student Union

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SASS Special events

Trust fund for the Faculty of Arts & Social Science events

Science Frosh Week

External fund for the Science Frosh Week

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Science Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ)

SFU SURJ looks to promote undergraduate research by providing young scientists exposure and recognition for their work while undergoing a peer review process. Ultimately, we hope to foster a community of undergraduates who value research while engaging all students in science communication and education.

Science Undergraduate Society (SUS)

The Science Undergraduate Society exists to:

a) Provide an organization to unite undergraduate students enrolled in a course(s) the various departments of the faculty of science offer, while working in collaboration with the Simon Fraser Student Society [SFSS],

b) Represent the various needs of students and to advocate for student interests within the Faculty of Science to the SFSS, Faculty of Science administration, the University administration, and other organizations, that may be of interest to members of the Science Undergraduate Society

c) Establish a structure where members can share experiences, ideas, and where they can communicate, exchange information, thereby building a sense of community among the members in The Faculty of Science

d) Provide co-curricular opportunities such as research positions to complement the academic studies of its members.

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Semester in Dialogue Student Union

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To promote and represent student interests within the Semester in Dialogue.
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:
All students in the Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue.

Society of Arts and Social Science (SASS)

Mandate:

To represent all FASS Students, who are united in their diversity and curiosity.

Mission:

Facilitating Engagement

• We provide a safe and inclusive platform where different FASS departments can share ideas and build a diverse FASS community.

• We create opportunities for FASS students to get to know one another and build friendships by hosting events like SASS Frosh and Arts Week, during which arts students can meet and interact with one another, forming bonds that last throughout their time at SFU and beyond.

Facilitating Advocacy

• We represent and advocate for the diverse needs and interests of FASS students at the various levels of SFU’s governance structure.

• We act as a platform where Arts Students can bring their concerns and look for assistance in improving their FASS experience.

Facilitating Success

• We promote academic events where students can get to know members of the FASS faculty and staff.

• We work with departmental student unions to connect them with the students within their departments, and to promote their events and activities.

• We help arts students take advantage of fairs and services hosted by all SFU departments where they can plan for the future.

FASS is SFU’s largest and most diverse faculty, where you can do anything.
Just as you are passionate about the courses you take and the causes you support, SASS is passionate about the students we represent. We know you give a damn about your school; we give a damn about it, too. That’s why we’re here.

Sociology and Anthropology Student Union (SASU)

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To seek to promote student interest within the SA Department.
2. To stimulate social and political inquiry and analysis.
3. To provide an organized body through which SA students may actively participate in University affairs.
4. To promote anti-oppression and substantive equality.

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

Software System Student Society (SSSS)

Objectives of the union shall be the following:

  1. The promotion of the interests of students within the Software Systems program and the School of Computing Science.
  2. The promotion of the interests of SSSS members within the Simon Fraser Student Society.
  3. The organization of activities of educational, entertainment, and career value, for members of the SSSS.
  4. The promotion of the SSSS and the interests of its members within the community at large.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:

  1. All students who are registered in the undergraduate program of Software Systems.
  2. All students who are currently enrolled in a CMPT course at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus.

Honourary membership shall be extended to:

  • For a period of one year, by 2/3 majority vote at a general meeting, to individuals that have provided substantial service to the SSSS.

Statistics and Actuarial Science Student Association (SASSA)

Objectives of the union shall be:
1. To seek to promote student interests within the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of Simon Fraser University and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS).
2. To provide an organized body through which Statistics and Actuarial Science students may actively participate in university affairs.
3. To promote the professional and career interests of Statistics and Actuarial Science students.

Automatic membership shall be extended to:
1. All declared majors, minors and honors students in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.
2. All students who are currently enrolled in one or more courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.
3. All students who are currently completing the Certificate in Actuarial Mathematics.
4. All students who have enrolled in one or more courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science during the course of the past two semesters.

Students United for Disability Support (SUDS)

Mission Statement
Students United for Disability Support (SUDS) is a student run group involving students with visible/invisible disabilities and allies. We are working together to address ableism, and to increase disability awareness within a disability justice framework. We acknowledge the intersectional diversity within our membership and we oppose all forms of oppression. Accessibility is an important issue within our membership and we are committed to addressing this within the educational setting and beyond.

Constitution
1. The name of the organization shall be the Students United for Disability Support (SUDS).

2. The objectives of the Constituency Group are;
ii To promote, represent, and advocate for students with disabilities and their interests within the University/Community.
iii To provide academic, social, and recreation support and opportunities for the membership.
iv To undertake projects and activities to benefit the members.
v To undertake such initiatives as the members may from time-to-time decide.

3. The aims and objectives of the constituency group will be consistent with those of the Simon Fraser Student Society’s constitution and policies.