What is SAMRU?
All credit students at Mount Royal are members of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU).
The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU)
The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) is a membership-based organization that represents and serves Mount Royal University students to help them succeed. All credit students at Mount Royal University are members of SAMRU.
SAMRU also operates the Wyckham House Student Centre and is a registered charity with three main functional areas: governance, representation, and operations, all with the same mission, vision, and values:
- We are dedicated to our members.
- We are intentionally accepting.
- We are accountable.
- We cultivate a learning culture.
- We are courageous.
- We value strong, cohesive community.
- We value fun.
Equity, Diversity, and Meaningful Inclusion
In order to sustainably change systemic inequities, organizations have a role to play by engaging with their staff and target audiences in ways that are actively anti-racist and inclusive. This requires acknowledgement that systemic/structural oppression exists in our society, and that these systems create explicit and implicit barriers to full inclusion for identifiable individuals and groups. It also involves intentionally seeking out and working to dismantle oppressive or exclusionary internal structures.
SAMRU has worked consistently over the years to identify and dismantle oppressive or inequitable systems and structures within itself to create a more inclusive and equitable organization for all its members and staff.