FAQs

faq

what does my student fee cover?

Membership in the SPSA is compulsory for all full-time and part-time students; all students pay the mandatory fee.

REPRESENTATION
1. Student Government Elections
2. Student Appeal Committee Hearing
3. Scholarships, Student Loans and Bursary Council
4. Saskatchewan Post Secondary Education Affordability & Accessibility Taskforce
5. Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
6. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program Review Council
7. Strategic Plan Refresh Committee
8. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Harassment Prevention Committee
9. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Policy Review Committee
10. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Board of Directors
11. ASAP Steering Committee
12. Equity Awareness Committee
13. Various Saskatchewan Polytechnic & other committees as requested
14. Various National Conferences and Boards

PUBLICATIONS & INFORMATION
1. The Swipe – The SPSA Monthly Email
2. TV Communication System
3. City Maps
4. Various Informational Brochures for Students
5. Student Handbook/Day Planner
6.  SPSA Connect App – the official app of the SPSA
7. Web Page – www.spsa.ca and Social Media Outlets
8. Campus Bulletin Boards
9. City Transit Information

ACTIVITIES
1. Thirsty Thursday Pub Nights
2. Student Clubs
3. Children’s Christmas Party
4. Fundraising for Charitable Organizations
5. Rider Trips
6. Ski/Board Trips
7. Blood Drives

SERVICES
1. Health & Dental Plan
2. Full-Time Student Advocate
3. Prepaid Legal Consultation Service
4. Fax and Photocopying Service
5. Food Bank and SAvivor Programs (upon registration)
6. Student Societies
7. Tutor and Housing Registries
8. Income Tax Service
9. Short-Term Emergency Funding (upon approval of application)
10 Executive & Class Honorariums
11. Executive & Staff Travel Expenses to Conferences
12. Microwaves
13. Commissioner of Oaths/Notary Public
14. Cable Television in Lounge Areas
15. Cultural, Activity and Recreation Grants
16.   Entertainment Games
17.   Student Resource Library
18.   Vending Machine Refunds
19.   ATM’s

*Note – Some services may be campus specific. Please see your SPSA Office for details.

where do i pay my student fees?

All student fees are paid at the Accounting Office on your respective campus.

how can i access a tutor?

The SPSA has an online tutor registry for students to access free of charge.  This registry allows tutors from across the province to list their tutoring services.

Tutors who post on the registry are independent tutors, and as such are not employees of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association Inc. or Saskatchewan Polytechnic. As independent tutors, the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association Inc. and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are not responsible for any incidents that might occur.

where can i find a place to live?

Check out the SPSA Housing Registry at: www.spsa.ca/housingregistry or stop by your SPSA Office.

Am i covered under the health & dental Plan?

Learn about the specifics of the Health & Dental Plan by clicking HERE or by visiting your Health & Dental Plan Office.

can i post advertisements on campus?

Ratified campus Student Clubs can post information at no cost across the campuses.  Businesses who wish to post on campus are required to become a preferred advertiser for a nominal fee.  For information on becoming a preferred advertiser please contact, Ashley Poole at ashley.poole@spsa.ca or call (306) 659-4340.  Note:  ALL posted advertisements on campus must obtain prior approval from the SPSA Office on campus.

how can i start a student Society?

Pick up your Student Society start up package at the SPSA Office in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, or Saskatoon.

where can i go if i need financial assistance?

The SPSA recognizes that as a student budgets tend to get a bit tight during the school year. To help alleviate some of that stress we offer a Short-Term Emergency Loan Program. These loans are in place to help you cover your expenses so that you can continue to attend school. For specific policies and procedures or to apply for a loan, please visit the SPSA Office.

how can I access the food bank on campus?

The SPSA – Regina is a Regina Food Bank agency and will assist with referrals. There are limited spots available on a bi-weekly basis. Please see the SPSA Office on the Regina Campus for more information.

The SPSA Office in Saskatoon provides students the ability to order and pick-up food bank hampers on campus.
Note – Starting October 1, 2017, the Saskatoon Food Bank will only deliver once a week (Wednesday) to the Saskatoon Main Campus and will deliver a maximum of 8 food hampers.

How can I access rideshare services?

Poparide is a city-to-city ridesharing service that connects drivers who are traveling to another city with people who need a ride to that specific city. Please visit https://www.poparide.com/ for more details, or to schedule a ride.

Receive a one-time $5.00 discount when you verify your student email. https://www.poparide.com/saskpolytech?c=saskpolytech.default.

The SPSA encourages you to protect yourself and others while utilizing this service, Poparide provides driver ratings as well as other safety procedures and policies to ensure a safe ride for everyone. The SPSA recommends that you familiarize yourself with the full list of policies listed on the Poparide website.

*Disclaimer* The SPSA is not affiliated with Poparide and therefore will not be held responsible for accidental death or injury resulting from the utilization of this service. The SPSA is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged property, furthermore, we are not liable for delays, cancellations, loss of income, or loss of time because of this service.

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