Campus Life

Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA)

Simply put, if you’re a student at Saint Mary’s, you’re a member of SMUSA!

What exactly is SMUSA?

Our Mission:

The Association strives to maximize the positive university experience for its students and provide assistance in overcoming any challenges they may face.

As “Students working for Students”, the Association makes an ongoing commitment to maintain open communication with its members while providing valued services, dedicated representation, and effective advocacy.

Our Vision:

Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association shall ensure the highest quality of life for each and every student at Saint Mary’s University.

What SMUSA provides:

  • Health Plan
  • Information Desk
  • Women's Centre
  • Husky Patrol Safe Drive Program
  • Tutor Database
  • Book Exchange
  • The Gorsebrook Lounge
  • Academic Advocacy
  • Equity Centre
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Representation on SMU Board of Governors and various committees
  • Affiliation with provincial and federal lobby groups Students NS and CASA
  • Campus programming (concerts, comedians, guest speakers, physical and mental health initiatives etc.)

How Does SMUSA Operate?

SMUSA is operated by a President & CEO who is elected by the student body, several student Vice Presidents who are hired each year by a hiring committee, and a full time staff of six employees.

Where is SMUSA located?

The SMUSA office is located on the 5th floor of the O’Donnell Hennessey Student Centre. Come by and visit us Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. All students are welcome to drop by with questions or concerns or just to say hello. We’re here to help!

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