What does the SGA/AGÉ do?
The Students' General Association supports students in a variety of ways. From health and dental benefits to academic support, the SGA/AGÉ is here to help students. We lobby with all levels of government to achieve better support for post-secondary students, advocate for students within Laurentian, provide a food bank to those in need, as well as run fun and exciting events which maintain a vibrant social life on campus. The SGA/AGÉ does a variety of work, all of which are student-centred!
How does the SGA/AGÉ support me academically?
Advocacy is one of our main pillars in our mission to ensure all students feel their rights are being respected.
The main focus with academic advocacy is supporting students throughout the grade-appeal process or other issues which arise surrounding enrolment or fees for example. Connect with the Vice President Education to know your options or visit the Advocacy section to learn more.
How can I get involved?
There are multiple ways you can get involved with the SGA.
How do I get access to the games area equipment at the Student Centre?
When you arrive at the SGA/AGÉ Student Centre, go up to the V-Desk and ask your clerk for the game equipment you're seeking (Foosball, Pool, Table Tennis, Board Games, Nintendo Switch, etc.).
They will ask you for your student card to check out the equipment. Once you are done, return all equipment to the V-Desk and you will receive your student card back.
How do I opt out of the Health & Dental Plan?
Where can I access my health benefits?
1. Visit studentbenefits.ca
2. DO NOT log in, instead select Laurentian (SGA) on the right side of the page, then click 'go'
3. Select the 'opt-out’ option on the left side bar and follow the instructions from there.
You have until September 30th, 2023 to opt out, if your opt out is successful you will be able to pick up your reimbursement from the SGA V-Desk or have it mailed to you.
If you have never registered before, click ‘register now’ on the left side bar and follow the instructions on the tab. Here you can also get password recovery.
After you have registered (or logged in) you can now explore your benefits, download and print your benefit cards and submit claims online.
How do I opt-out of the U-Pass service?
How do find information on upcoming SGA events?
You must meet one of the following requirements to opt-out of the U PASS. These requirements are:
1. You live further than 1.5km from a bus stop
2. You use handi-transit
3. You are currently on a two term placement
If you do meet one of the requirements above, please visit the U-Pass Service section to begin your request for opting-out through the type form. Please note that opt-out is only available a certain times during the year and proof that you meet one of the requirements will be necessary to complete the opt-out application. A drivers license does not constitute acceptable proof of address.
To keep up to date on all the events happening at the SGA you can follow us on Instagram at @sga_age. We are very active on Instagram and are always posting the latest info about events there!
Alternatively, you can head to the Events section of our website. Make sure to check back regularly to see all the fun events we have planned.
For bigger events like Welcome Week make sure to check your Laurentian email as regularly we send information regarding events through that channel as well.
If I have a question and don't know who to contact where should I start?
Can I keep my Laurentian e-mail after I graduate?
Start here! The SGA is here to help you. If you dont know where to start or who to ask then call, email or visit the V-Desk and we will help point you in the right direction! Our clerks our knowledgeable about not only our services but Laurentian at large. If they can't answer your questions or provide you with help then they are trained to know who to send you to or how to find out who can help you best.
As per storage needs of the University, student's email will stay activated for up to 2 years after they graduate or stop attending the University, after that, the email will be eliminated from the system and you will lose access to it.
We encourage students to forward all important emails and save the important contacts within those 2 years since everything gets automatically deleted after that time frame.
No extensions to that period are granted after the 2 years.