A little about your student union.

Welcome to Acadia Students’ Union (ASU).  The ASU is a non-profit organization that provides services, events, societies and advocacy work, along with much more, for the students of Acadia University!  The ASU is an organization led by students, for students.  It consists of over 80 employees and many more volunteers.

What do we do for you?

The ASU advocates for the rights of the students of Acadia within our university, within the Wolfville and Valley community, and to the provincial and federal governments. Within the Acadia community Students’ Union representatives sit on major committees to ensure the needs of students are a priority and taken into account in all decisions made at our university. These committees include the Board of Governors, Senate, Residence Affairs and many more. The Students’ Union also represents post-secondary education issues of Acadia students in external advocacy work through the provincial and federal lobbying groups Students’ Nova Scotia and Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). See the profile of the Vice President Academic for more information.

The ASU also offers many Student Services to help Acadia students have their best university experience, even during those stressful and tough times.  These services include Off-Campus Housing Assistance, the Safety and Security Shuttle (which helps students get from place to place around campus and off in the evenings) and the Health and Dental Plan.  The ASU also hosts the clubs that operate through the ASU, as well as the Internal Organizations like the student-led campus newspaper, theAthenaeum; the campus radio station, Axe Radio; and the Environment and Sustainability Office (AESO). Cajun’s, the Union operated clothing store is also owned and operated by the ASU with the proceeds from these sales going directly back to you – the students.

In addition to these services, and many more which you can find by exploring the website, the ASU is responsible for providing Acadia students with an incredible frosh week, the annual Winter Carnival, awesome concerts all year long, a Grad trip to the sunny tropics and many more stellar events. The ASU owns & operates the on-campus bar, The Axe Lounge where students can enjoy a variety of musical events including Wednesday night Trivia and Wings, live DJs on Fridays at the Axe, as well as great concerts throughout the year.

The Acadia Students’ Union is here for YOU. We’re always looking to improve the organization to best meet the needs of Acadia students. If you have any ideas, questions or concerns please feel free to contact the organization.

See you at the Axe!

ABOUT US

Mission Statement

Acadia Students’ Union is a student governed organization dedicated to serving its members through effective representation and communication. The Students’ Union offers innovative and quality services while providing a variety of opportunities which enhance the overall University experience of the students of Acadia.

Acadia Students’ Union believes in and upholds the values of integrity, excellence, and respect, while recognizing the importance of fun, community spirit, and the tradition upon which the Union was founded.