The Students’ Association exists for the purpose of ensuring that Mount Royal University students have an opportunity to participate in all matters that may affect the quality of student life at the University.

The representation responsibilities associated with this mandate are critical. SAMRU ensures that all students are well represented on dozens of academic and non-academic committees and boards on and off campus and to all levels of government.


Council of Alberta University Students

SAMRU partners with other student organizations to represent students’ interests municipally, provincially and federally. SAMRU is a member of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS), which advocates for students on post-secondary issues such as tuition fees and university funding. As the provincial government is largely responsible for the post-secondary sector, CAUS is the primary avenue for effecting change for our university.

CAUS 2022 Priorities

Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations

The Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA) is the federal group in which SAMRU holds membership. It advocates on national issues of accessibility, affordability, innovation and quality.

SAMRU student representatives lobby to make a positive difference for students, dealing with issues like tuition and loan policies across Alberta and Canada or academic and non-academic issues and mental health initiatives on your very own campus