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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 Student Services The Students' Union
The Students' Union

Undergraduate students automatically become a member of the SU upon entrance to the UofC and as a member, have access to a wide range of academic supports, social events and opportunities to make the university experience one of the most exciting times in your life.

The Students Union is made up of elected students who work hard to make the undergraduate experience at the University of Calgary the best it can be. The SU is independent of the university.


The SU offers fun and exciting events throughout the year including Cinemania, Enviropalooza, Wellness Month along with many great musical acts. There is always something to do! For the latest scheduled events check out the SU web site at


The organization also fights for quality education by lobbying the municipal, provincial and federal governments as well as university administration on issues that directly effect students. We help sponsor and create large scale public campaigns to highlight the importance of university funding - all in an effort to lessen the financial burden faced by students.

Academic Supports

To help undergrads reach the peek of their academic potential the SU offers resources such as travel and conference funding. Each year the Students' Union also donates numerous scholarships and bursaries to students.

Lines of Business

The SU operates a full-service restaurant and bar, the Den and Black Lounge. This popular campus hang-out is the most successful operation of its kind in Canada. The SU also runs the only major convenience store on campus, the Stor, as well as the used consignment bookstore and copy centre, Bound and Copied. In addition, the Students' Union manages MacEwan Hall and MacEwan Student Centre.


The SU oversees over 200 student clubs offering administrative assistance and guidance.


The Students' Union is governed by a 24 member Students' Legislative Council (SLC), elected by the undergrad student body each February.

The council, made up of current undergrad students consists of five executive members: a president and four vice-presidents (Academic, External, Student Life and Operations & Finance) who are all full-time employees of the Students' Union.

For further details on any aspect of the Students' Union, please contact:

Students' Union Office
251 MacEwan Student Centre
Telephone: 403.220.6551