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FAQS

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 make student life easier. 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.

How can I get involved?

There are multiple ways you can get involved with the SGA. 

You can: 

  1.  Apply for a job

  2.  Volunteer at events

  3. Join an SGA ratified club

  4. Join the Board of Directors

  5. Attend Board of Directors Meetings

  6. Run for an executive position 

How do I opt-out of the U-Pass service?

In 2023 a university wide referendum on the U-Pass was held in which students voted on whether or not to continue the U-Pass service. It was stipulated on the ballot that opt-outs would no longer be an option if students decided to continue with the service. This referendum was approved by students with an in favour voting rate of 56%. Therefore opt-outs are no longer available for the U-Pass. 

How do I opt out of the Health & Dental Plan?

Visit studentbenefits.ca

  1. Select Laurentian (SGA) then click 'Go'

  2. Select the 'opt-out’ option on the left side of the screen and follow the instructions from there

You have until September 30th, 2023 to opt out, if your opt out is successful you'll be able to pick up the reimbursement at V-Desk or have it mailed to you

If I have a question and don't know who to contact where should I start?

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. 

How does the SGA/AGÉ support me academically?

Advocacy is one of the main pillars in our mission. 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 do I get access to the games area equipment?

When you arrive at the Student Centre, go to the V-Desk and ask the 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 find information on upcoming SGA events?

To keep up to date on all the events happening at the SGA you can follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @sga_age. We are very active on Instagram and are always posting the latest info about events there!

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. 

Where can I access my health benefits?

Visit studentbenefits.ca

  1. Select Laurentian (SGA) then click 'Go'

  2. Choose 'login' from the left side of the screen

  3. If you have not registered, click ‘register now’, if you have already registered click 'login'

After you have registered (or logged in) you can explore your benefits, download and print your benefit cards and submit claims online.

Can I keep my Laurentian
e-mail after I graduate?

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.

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