The SPSA provides support to students wishing to start or join a Society. A ratified Society will be provided services such as: advertising for events, booking space and funding opportunities. In order to promote or fundraise on campus you must be a ratified Society .
Why a Student Society?
“The Students’ Association are recognized by Saskatchewan Polytechnic as the official group representing students on campus. They are responsible for representing the interests of their student members to other stakeholders and the coordination, implementation and delivery of a variety of services and programs to support students. Groups of students are to form under the policies and guidance of the Students’ Association in accordance with the Agreement. All on-campus, non-academic activities initiated by students must be coordinated through the Students’ Association to ensure alignment with the Agreement, appropriate Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Students’ Association policies and insurance. The Students’ Association will not be held accountable for the activities of student groups who operate outside the boundaries of the Students’ Association policies.” – Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Students’ Association Master Partnership Agreement.
What is a Student Society?
A Student Society is defined as a group of students registered in a program or department operated by or at Saskatchewan Polytechnic that has been ratified by the respective SPSA Campus Council. This definition includes groups of students with a specific special interest who are registered in a program or department at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Starting a Student Society
Any student group wishing to be considered for Student Society status must complete a Society Ratification Package and submit it to their respective Campus SPSA Office. This package includes:
- Society Constitution Form
- Society Waiver Form
- Society Financial Signing Authority Form
Upon receipt of the Ratification Package at the SPSA Office, the SPSA VP Campus will present the information to the Campus Council for review and approval.
Renewing a Student Society
Any Student Society wishing to remain so after the academic year is complete must fill out a Re-ratification Form for their Society, and return it to their respective Campus SPSA Office. Re-ratification does not involve going to Campus Council.
Perks of Being a Student Society
Website Link: Option of being listed on the SPSA website along with the contact information for interested parties.
Photocopying: Have access to 50 photocopies per month, and may access this service through the SPSA Office.
Posters: Offered 25 posters per month, created by the Student Society and printed by the SPSA upon approval by the SPSA in accordance with the Posting of Information Guidelines. Student Societies will be permitted to post 5 advertising posters per event per campus on the SPSA posting boards.
Training: Access to basic training to assist in running meetings and keeping proper record of meeting minutes and decision items.
Event Planning: Designated SPSA employees will assist Student Societies in planning their events and will provide assistance in obtaining permits, insurance, security, licenses and in accessing Saskatchewan Polytechnic services in accordance with the Student Society Fundraising Events Policy.
SPSA TV: Permitted to advertise on the Campus Closed Circuit TV Comm. System after being approved by the SPSA in accordance with the Posting of Information Guidelines.
Tickets: The SPSA Office will sell tickets for approved Student Society events.
Banking: In accordance with the Banking for Student Society Policy, Societies will receive on-campus banking through the SPSA Office.
Booking Space: Student Societies requiring space on campus for holding meetings, events, or activities may have space booked on campus through the SPSA Office who will work with the Facilities Department of Saskatchewan Polytechnic, based on campus availability.
Event Recognition: In accordance with the Student Society Fundraising Events Policy, Student Societies will register their events through the SPSA.
Equipment Loans: Student Societies may access loaned equipment through the SPSA including audio visual aids, BBQ, camera, etc. based upon availability. Student Societies may also access the SPSA’s advertising boards for posting of information.
Grants & Loans: Student Societies have access to grants which are designed to encourage Student Societies to become active and conduct activities to benefit members and the student body, build resources for the community, to enhance the Student Society experience and Student Society initiatives. Student Societies may be eligible for a repayable loan, which are designed to make cash available to get an activity off the ground.
Student Society Forms
Current Student Societies
Student Support Group Society (SSG)
Financial Innovator’s Society
International Student Society
Business Management Society
HR Student Society
Café Franco Society
Nigeria Student Society
Northern Botanical Association
Poor Deadly Ironworks
Saskatchewan Dental Hygiene Student Society
Recreation & Tourism Management Student Society 2023
Recreation & Tourism 2024
CNSA Saskatoon Chapter