About your student union

For students, by students since 1981.

We're here for your benefit

The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) represents all students studying at Lakehead University. We are over 8,000 strong, uniting undergraduate and graduate, full- and part-time, and domestic and international students across Lakehead’s two campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia.

LUSU’s mandate is to ensure that all students can pursue academic excellence as well as personal and social growth at Lakehead, free from barriers related to income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family status, or ability.

Through LUSU, students access a wide variety of services, supports, job and volunteer opportunities, and social life like clubs and events.

The student union advocates for students’ interests within Lakehead University and the community, including municipal government. Lakehead students are also represented at provincially and nationally through our membership in the Canadian Federation of Students.

If you have additional questions about your student union, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome you to visit us in the LUSU office with questions, comments, concerns, or just to hang out!

Providing services to make your life more amazing

University life isn't easy, so we're here to make it a bit more managable. Not only do we provide you with great events throughout the year, but we also provide a transit pass and health plan, a great discount card, and great places to hang out. We also hire over a hundred students every year for full- and part-time jobs.

Taking action to improve postsecondary education

LUSU isn't just services — we're advocates for the students. We provide peer support for students who are experiencing problems with professors or with navigating the University bureaucracy. We represent students on University bodies such as the Senate and the Board of Governors. We speak on behalf of students to government at the local, provincial, and national levels.

Your Leadership

LUSU is headed by a student executive who is elected by all Lakehead University students every year in January. Serving full-time during the school year, your President and Vice-Presidents work hard to ensure your voice is heard by the university and government, and ensures that LUSU is able to provide you the services you need to make your journey through post-secondary education filled with amazing experiences.

Read more about your executives