Who We Are

Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is a student-centered organization governed by students, for students! In short, that means every MacEwan student is considered part of the Students’ Association.

The Association is its own organization; acting within MacEwan, while maintaining independence from the University. It is an organization serving students, inspired by students.

Our Mission

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University exists to enrich the student experience. As the collective student voice and champion for leadership and advocacy, we empower students through our programs and services, creating an engaging environment that maximizes opportunities.

View the SAMU 2014-2017 Strategic Plan


The Students’ Association works with lots of organizations and businesses throughout the city; the most valuable – and yes, perhaps obvious – partner being MacEwan University. We regularly work with the Student Life Department, the MacEwan Sport & Wellness Centre, MacEwan Facilities and Towers on 4th. SAMU is also a proud member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS).

Where Your Fees Go

Each student pays $13 per credit to the Students’ Association to a max of $117, but how are your fees spent?

This infographic will help you understand how the Students’ Association allocates your fees so we can provide a wide range of quality programs and services.

PrintYou can contact your VP Operations and Finance with any questions you may have!