The Federation of Students
Since 1967, the Federation of Students (Feds) has existed as the official voice of undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo. In that capacity, Feds undertakes activities both on and off campus to serve, empower and represent students. Feds operates seven businesses, seven student services, encompasses over 200 clubs, supports student societies, and oversees Orientation Week, Welcome Week and all other special events held on campus. Annually, Feds partners with organizations for community events including the Canada Day Celebrations at Columbia Lake Fields. Feds lobbies the government on behalf of undergraduates and ensures positive relationships between students and the municipality. Feds’ day-to-day operations are run by an elected executive team composed of a President and three Vice Presidents: VP Administration and Finance, VP Internal, and VP Education. They, in turn, are held accountable by an elected Board of Directors, and a Students' Council comprised of representatives from each Faculty and College at the University of Waterloo.
To serve, empower and represent the undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo.
To support a united and empowered undergraduate community where students pursue both learning and personal fulfillment, and provide a campus with diverse and numerable opportunities for pleasurable and meaningful life experiences.
- We respect that undergraduates are the owners of the Federation of Students and the primary reason for our existence.
- We wish to enhance the quality of life for students by promoting a safe, secure and environmentally conscious campus.
- We will strive for innovation and continuous improvement in all that we do to increase the level of service offered to students.
- We seek to maintain a fair and reasonable academic environment providing affordable, accessible, and quality education.
- We want protection of intellectual freedom and an environment conducive to student discussion on all issues.
- We strive for unity in our campus community by promoting diversity and equity in all aspects of campus life.
- We will have a Federation of Students that is transparent, communicative, and responsive with sound financial management.
- We will work to involve students in extracurricular activities to help them discover their potential.
- We will utilize all communication resources available to efficiently disperse and receive information.