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Hi Acadia Community!

My name is Hannah Hutchinson and I am the ASU’s Campus Engagement Manager for the 2022-2023 Academic year. As Campus Engagement Manager, I am a key resource for students who are looking to start/register a new club, society, or association or to learn more about getting involved with an existing group on campus. I can also help with room reservations in the SUB, general events, programming questions, and other building management requests. Email me any time or drop by my office in the SUB - Room 610.

Meet 

Hannah Hutchinson

Campus Engagement Manager

Contact our Campus Engagement Manager to learn more at hannah.hutchinson@acadiau.ca

The ASU’s Registered Student Organizations - Clubs, Societies, and Associations - are an integral part of campus life. Not only do they provide opportunities to meet people with similar interests, do exciting things, and socialize, but they also give students an opportunity to broaden their university experience and get involved.  

Acadia Students’ Union serves to coordinate, promote, and guide the activities of its student clubs. Because these groups are a vital aspect of the ASU, an important part of the Union’s responsibility lies in coordinating, helping with funding, and supporting the various organizations on campus. 

Have questions about starting a student organization of your own?

Get in touch with us at hannah.hutchinson@acadiau.ca

Clubs, Societies, & Associations

Intro to ASU’s Registered Student Organization

​Clubs Registered with the ASU receive exclusive perks. Registration allows you the ability to:

  • Use “Acadia” in your club’s name 

  • Receive a FREE Club Mailbox in the SUB  

  • Your mailbox can be set up through the Retail Services. Please note that any club that has not signed up for a mailbox is not permitted to send mail to the Student Union. Any mail sent to the building without a mailbox will be returned to sender without notice  

  • Book a Table at Club Extravaganza - an excellent opportunity to promote your club and sign-up new members 

  • Apply to the student activities fund (some exceptions apply)  

  • Book space in the SUB for FREE 

  • Book space on campus (discounted where applicable) 

  • Book a Club night at the Axe Bar and Grill or Perkins Café  

  • Receive discounts on catering through the ASU  

  • Have your club’s event(s) covered under the ASU’s general liability insurance policy.   

What are Clubs?

Clubs are student groups who have joined together for a common social, social justice, religious, or cultural purpose and are formally registered with the ASU.

Benefits for Clubs

​Societies registered with the ASU receive exclusive perks. Registration allows you the ability to

  • Use “Acadia” in your Society’s name 

  • Receive a FREE Society Mailbox in the SUB  

  • Your mailbox can be set up through the Campus Engagement Manager. Please note that any society that has not signed up for a mailbox is not permitted to send mail to the Student Union. Any mail sent to the building without a mailbox will be returned to sender without notice.  

  • Book a Table at Club Extravaganza - an excellent opportunity to promote your Society, upcoming election periods, and sign-up new members 

  • Apply to the student activities fund (some exceptions apply)  

  • Book space in the SUB for FREE 

  • Book space on campus (discounted where applicable) 

  • Book a Society night at the Axe Bar and Grill or Perkins Café 

  • Receive discounts on catering through the ASU  

  • Have your Society’s event(s) covered under the ASU’s general liability insurance policy.   

What are Societies?

Our ASU Societies are an elected body of students whose mandate and scope are in respect to an academic program at Acadia. Like Clubs, these groups are formally registered with the ASU. 

Examples include the Biology Society, the Philosophy Society, and the Music Society. 

Benefits for Societies

What are Associations?

An ASU Association is an elected body of students that serves an official function on behalf of the student body by representing a Faculty student population, the Residence student population, or is registered under the Nova Scotia Societies Act to provide a service to Acadia students. Student Associations are formally given their authority by the ASU.  

Examples include Faculty of Arts Student Association, Faculty of Professional Studies Student Association, and the Residence Hall Association. 

  • Student Associations are also permitted to have a dedicated student levy which will be remitted to them by the ASU 

  • Use “Acadia” in your Association’s name 

  • Receive a FREE Association Mailbox in the SUB  

  • Your mailbox can be set up through the Campus Engagement Manager (Insert link here to mailboxes). Please note that any Association that has not signed up for a mailbox is not permitted to send mail to the Student Union. Any mail sent to the building without a mailbox will be returned to sender without notice.  

  • Book a Table at Club Extravaganza - an excellent opportunity to promote your Association and upcoming election periods 

  • Apply to the student activities fund (some exceptions apply) 

  • Book space in the SUB for FREE 

  • Book space on campus (discounted where applicable) 

  • Book an Association night at the Axe Bar and Grill or Perkins Café  

  • Receive discounts on catering through the ASU  

  • Have your Association’s event(s) covered under the ASU’s general liability insurance policy.   

Benefits for  Associations

Acadia is home to nine different residence buildings across campus, all with independent spirits and communities.

 

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) seeks to bring people living on-campus at Acadia together to form a connected residence community. The RHA consists of an executive and residence representative for each building. The association meets to plan projects and ensure the wellbeing of all students living in residence. This model of student governance serves to engage and represent students living on-campus. The RHA does this through planning on-campus events, supporting on-campus students through funding for events, connections to support systems, and more!

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

SUB Main Level

Table(s) and Chair(s) upon booking request 

 

COST

Table on Main Floor for Internal Groups – Free

 Table on Main Floor for External Groups

  – Half Day Rate (10 am – 2 pm) $75.00

  – Full Day Rate (9 am – 5 pm) $100.00

MacKeen Room

Stage and Stage Lighting; Microphone(s); Speaker(s); Projector and 80” Screen upon request.

COST

Internal Groups – Free

External Groups - $250.00

Class of 1971 Board Room

Projector and 80” Screen upon Request; Speaker and microphone upon request. 

COST

Internal Groups – Free

External Groups – Full Day Rate (9:00am – 5:00pm) $100.00

Class of 1961 Board Room

TV with HDMI Connection; Projector and 80” Screen upon Request; Speaker and microphone upon request.

COST

Internal Groups – Free

External Groups – Full Day Rate (9:00am – 5:00pm) $100.00  

Michener Lounge

Projector and 80” Screen upon Request; Speaker and microphone upon request

COST

Internal Groups – Free

External Groups – Full Day Rate (9:00am – 5:00pm) $150.00

Wellness Studio

Are you looking for a space where you can dance or practice any wellness activity? If so, check this out

COST

Internal Groups – Free

External Groups - $25.00 per hour or $30.00 for 1.5 hours

Beveridge Forum

Projector and 80” Screen upon Request; Speaker and microphone upon request 

 

COST

Internal Groups – Free. 

External Groups – Full Day Rate (9:00am – 5:00pm) $100.00

Student Conference Centre

Projector and 80” Screen upon Request; Speaker and microphone upon request

 

COST

Table on Main Floor for Internal Groups – Free

Table on Main Floor for External Groups

  – Full Day Rate (9 am – 5 pm) $100.00

SUB Reservations

The Students’ Union Building (SUB) is a hub of student activity and campus life. We have a wide variety of spaces available for student, university, and community organizations to reserve for events and programming. Please browse our selection below.

To reserve a room in the SUB, please email our Campus Engagement Manager, Hannah Hutchinson. In your email, please include the following:

  • Room Name 

  • Date(s) and Time 

  • Organizing Group/Event 

  • Equipment Required

Book for your Club