Best Ways To Get Involved At MacEwan University

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Being involved with your school is an important part of student life, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Let me tell you about some of the ways students at MacEwan University are able to get involved on campus.

Join a SAMU Group

SAMU (Students’ Association of MacEwan University) has plenty of events, services, resources and support available to all students. There are over 100 SAMU Groups across a wide range of interests, so you’ll definitely find something you’d like to check out.

Student Governance

Students’ Council

Students’ Council is the highest governing body within the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. It is composed of 14 Councillors and five Executive Committee members. You set the direction of SAMU via bylaws and policies.

As a member of the students’ council you gain a seat at the table, thereby providing you the opportunity to respond and anticipate the needs of present and future students.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of five members who are just like you! They are students in the arts, business, humanities and sciences who have come together to ensure that you get a voice within your university.

The Executive committee collaborates with Student Councillors and the larger student body to guide SAMU’s General Manager, and in turn, SAMU staff, in realizing the SAMU strategic plan.

Lead a Club or Team


Are you into sports? Do you like to have fun and want to meet new people while getting some exercise? Sign up on your own or with some friends, there are lots of options!

Sport Clubs

You have a favourite sport and you want to play with other fans of the game. These clubs are student-led groups that give you the chance to keep playing the sport you love. You can join an existing club or start your own.

Youth Camps

MacEwan’s youth sport camps are designed to engage athletes of all experiences and skill levels. They’re focused on developing an individual’s skills and integrating team play into young athletes’ performance.

Become a MacEwan Ambassador

MacEwan Ambassadors promote a positive image of MacEwan University. If you enjoy meeting people, want to develop your leadership and communication skills and like the idea of making a difference in the lives of MacEwan students, you should look into the Ambassador program.

Mentor a First-Year Student

The transition to university can be challenging for some first-year students, who aren’t sure where to get support or how to participate in activities and events. As a mentor, you can show the way, helping them get the most out of university life.

Find a Job

Log in to MacEwanLife and discover hundreds of jobs listed by potential employers: full-time, part-time or temporary positions, volunteer roles and field placement opportunities.

Another great way to get involved on campus? Becoming a volunteer! Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities At MacEwan University.

Published on September 26, 2023

About Sana Khurram

Hello! My name is Sana Khurram. I am a fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management at MacEwan University, who also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alberta. I am a quiet introvert who has an intrinsic curiosity about people. I hope to one day apply my passion for understanding people to a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, binge-watching crime documentaries, and teaching myself graphic design.