Who We Are

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is a non-profit organization working independently from MacEwan University to support students. Our purpose is to enrich the student experience by focusing on their non-academic needs through an array of student-driven programs and services.

We are governed by elected student representatives who set the strategic vision on behalf of students. With support from over 50 full- and part-time staff, we keep our mandate student-focused to achieve the vision. SAMU is proud to be 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 2018-2021 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 Student Affairs, the MacEwan Sport & Wellness Centre, MacEwan Facilities and Towers. SAMU is also a proud member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS).

SAMU News Releases

View new releases published by the Students’ Association. 

Where Your Fees Go

Each student pays $11.75 per credit to the Students’ Association to a max of 15 credits, but how are your fees spent?

View the SAMU Strategic 2018/19  Budget. You can contact your VP Operations and Finance with any questions you may have!


Each year, SAMU offers five grants of up to $300 to support students attending academic conferences. You can learn more about applying for this grant by visiting the SAMU office (7-292).

2019 Fee Breakdown