Our Mission

The CSU’s mission is to serve students, defend their rights, and act as their highest representative body at Concordia. Two things are essential: that we are beholden to our membership, and that our funds are used responsibly.

The Concordia Student Union was founded in 1979 and exists to help and advocate for 35,000+ undergraduate students. We do this by providing important services, facilitating health insurance coverage, supporting student-led clubs and projects, running annual social justice campaigns, demanding that student voices be heard within the university administration, and providing our membership with as many opportunities to get involved in campus life as possible.

We are primarily driven by values of community, inclusivity, and sustainability. Contrary to mainstream discourse, students have proven to be a powerful force to be reckoned with, as well as a group that has historically inspired important social change. Student defiance and risk-taking in the past has made many of the rights we take for granted today possible. We maintain a strong focus on fighting the mounting climate crisis, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, queerphobia, ableism, and all other forms of discrimination. By bringing students on board, we are working toward and more just and prosperous society for all.

Ultimately, it is up to every member of the organization to ensure that the CSU has a healthy and productive culture. We encourage you to get involved and join us!

Chart showing the CSU's relationship to other university bodies.