Student government is fundamental to the leadership of Queen's and is one of our university's key distinguishing factors. Student government is responsible for many of the services and opportunities available on campus and represents the needs of the students to university administration.
The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) was established in 1890 as the all-male Arts Society. The Arts Society was created by a group of students and took its current name in 1967 when the Arts Society merged with the all female Levana Society. The Levana Society was founded in 1888, at a time when women were not given the same rights as male students.
While its name has changed over the years, the fundamental purpose has remained consistent. We seek to enhance the educational experience of Arts & Science students in and out of the classroom and to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body to the faculty and administration.
The Society is governed by an elected President & Vice President, who are responsible to the student body through the legislation of ASUS Assembly. The President & Vice President hire a council of 6 commissioners who oversee a diverse range of committees.
ASUS is the largest faculty and oldest faculty society at Queen’s. We currently represent close to 10,000 undergraduate students and have more that 1,000 volunteer opportunities available. We also boast the lowest student fee.
With such a rich history of student service, ASUS continues to grow and improve. The Society’s success is a direct product of the quality and dedication of student volunteers at all levels of involvement.
The QNSA is an AMS ratified university club compromised of a diverse group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students that share an interest in Aboriginal cultures and traditions. Undergraduates, graduates and professional students are all represented in the QNSA.
The QNSA functions as a forum for students to discuss contemporary and historic issues pertaining to Aboriginal peoples and cultures. They work in collaboration with Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) and Queen’s Aboriginal Council to identify the needs of Aboriginal students on campus.
Women in the School of Computing represents all women including students, faculty and staff in the School of Computing. Their aim is to provide informal support and mentoring for our current membership as well as to encourage young women to discover the wonderful world of computing.
The purpose of the Association is:
All students registered in a Physical and Health Education or Kinesiology degree program have the right to membership in PHEKSA. Students may become involved as Class Representatives, Activity Commissioners as well as other elected positions. PHEKSA has two voting seats on the Alma Mater Society (AMS) further increasing its involvement on Queen's campus.
PHEKSA student representatives are taken from all four years of the program and are responsible for organizing all activities concerning Physical & Health Education or Kinesiology students such as:
The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) is Canada’s oldest undergraduate student government. The six commissions within the AMS are:
The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) represents graduate and professional students within the School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, and School of Religion. The SGPS defends and expands the rights of graduate and professional students and provides many services.