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What is the ISU?

The ISU is a student-run organization that provides resources for all FNMI students on campus and advocates for their success. Currently, the ISU offers our students.. 

- Awards & Childcare Bursaries 

- Mentorship Programs

- Weekly Art Workshops

- Locker Rentals

- Events, snacks, & other socializing opportunities!

Where is the ISU lounge?

The ISU lounge is located in North Power Plant

2-20, the same building as Dewey's. 

The lounge is a gathering space stocked with coffee & tea, snacks, and traditional art supplies meant for all Indigenous students to come and access anytime they're on campus!

How do I become a member?

If you identified as an Indigenous student when you applied to the UofA, and you have not opted out of the ISU DFU (Dedicated Fee Unit), you are a member of ISU! Besides that, we advocate for all Indigenous students on campus and welcome them.

If you are a non-Indigenous student at the UofA, you may also become a member of ISU if you have not opted out of the ISU DFU. In order to do so, simply email us at and state that you are a non-Indigenous student that would like to become a member.

How can I get more involved?

There are many ways that you can get involved with ISU! Sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date info on our events! We offer a range of events for all students to come and socialize on campus, or just take a break from their studies. 

If you are interested in leadership roles, consider signing up to be a mentor with our miyo-wîcihtowin Program or apply for one of our Director roles. This is a great way to take on a leadership position in ISU without committing to the full workload of an executive position. More info can be found on our home page.

How often does Indigenous Students' Union meet?

We host one Annual General Meeting (AGM) a year. Our last Annual General Meeting was March 28, 2024. Our next AGM is in November, 2024. 

Currently, our executive team meets weekly - Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. 

Where can I look to find your current events and programs?

We post a lot of our ongoing events and programs on our website but we recommend following us on social media and signing up for our mailing list to receive the most recent information. 

You can sign up for our mailing list by filling out this form

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