Are you looking to start a new Student Union or reactivate one that already exists, but is not active?
Student Unions exist to represent all students within a certain Department or Faculty. That includes all students who major, minor or take at least one course within the Department, Program or Faculty. Constituency Groups represent students united by a certain characteristic.
All of these types of Unions and Groups are formed differently.
In short, a Group or Union is considered valid and active if they:
- Have members;
- Have a ratified Constitution;
- Have an Executive team that is listed in the SFSS Portal
- Have a seat on Council;
- Are recognized by the SFSS Board of Directors, and
- Hold regular meetings and upload meeting minutes to the SFSS Portal.
In order to start or re-activate a Student Union or Group, there are multiple steps involved and it can seem difficult. We’ve created a short guide to make it a little more clear, you can see it below.
For more information on the SFSS by-laws this guide is based on, please refer to the SFSS By-law 8, 9, and 10.