The Association des étudiantes et étudiants francophones represents the interests of Francophone students on campus. Its mandate is to enhance social, academic and cultural ties that unite, through the promotion of the French language, student engagement in a variety of Francophone activities and events, and political, academic and administrative representation.
All full-time and part-time graduate students are members of the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) at Laurentian University. The GSA Board of Directors represents graduate students and usually consists of an executive and representatives from each department elected by the general membership. When questions relevant to graduate students arise, the University Administration consults the GSA as the body representing graduate students.
The Indigenous Students Circle works to support the academic endeavours of its members by promoting Indigenous culture and by supporting and developing opportunities for social and cultural interaction in the Laurentian community. An array of events are planned throughout the year including drum socials, traditional teachings with elders, brown-bag lunch lecture series, dinners and socials, and much more. A new radio show on Laurentian’s CKLU 96.7 FM, hosted by ISC members, celebrates the talent of Indigenous artists, discusses the events and activities of the association and engages in dialogue about issues that affect Indigenous people at the local, regional and national levels.
To learn more about services that the ISC can offer you visit their Facebook page.
The Students’ General Association is the largest bilingual undergraduate association at Laurentian University. For over 55 years, the Students’ General Association has been led by elected students and supported by full-time staff. The SGA/AGÉ provides comprehensive representation of the student body, services such as the health and dental plan, VDesk, UPass, Safe Walk, Pride, Women’s Centre and much more. It also focuses on enrichment of student life through social and cultural enhancements such as events, Welcome Week and other programming at Laurentian University. Policy and advocacy are essential branches of the SGA/AGÉ, as it actively participates and lobbies within the university, at municipal, provincial and federal levels of government on behalf of students and participates in both provincial and national student movements. There are also many opportunities to get involved with the SGA/AGÉ including student government, employment and volunteer positions. The Students' General Association is committed to guiding students through a successful university career and building on pride and tradition at Laurentian University.
LAMPS represents approximately 2,000 students studying all year round on campus and around the world via distance education. Its mission is to represent mature and part time students, advocate on behalf of its general membership, and link them to Laurentian University and the community at large.
The Laurentian Students' Union (LSU) is an independent student government. LSU represents over 1,200 full-time students at the Barrie and Orillia campuses. Its main goals are investing in university resources for the library, funding trips such as Model United Nations, Model Parliament, Stratford, and others, increasing guest lecturers and speakers, and creating more clubs and associations on campus derived from student interests.
The LSU is a student run organization existing independently from both Laurentian University and the Georgian College administrations. Its role is to act as the voice of the Laurentian student body, representing the interests of its members to all levels of government and university and college administration.