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What is Feds?

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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 eight commercial services, 12 student-run services, encompasses nearly 300 clubs, supports student societies, and oversees Orientation Week, Welcome Week and a number of other special events held on campus.

Feds lobbies the government on behalf of undergraduates and ensures positive relationships between students and the municipality. Feds is a founding of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), as well as the federal collective the Undergraduates of the Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU). Feds’ day-to-day operations are run by an elected Executive team comprised of a President and three Vice Presidents: VP Operations and Finance, VP Internal, and VP Education. They, in turn, are held accountable by Students' Council, comprised of elected representatives from each Faculty and College at the University of Waterloo, and an elected Board of Directors.

Our Mission

To serve, empower and represent the undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

  1. We respect that students are the stakeholders of the Federation of Students and the primary reason for our existence.
  2. We enhance the quality of life for students by promoting a safe, secure and environmentally conscious campus.
  3. We strive for innovation and continuous improvement in all that we do to increase the level of service offered to students.
  4. We seek to maintain a fair and reasonable academic environment conducive to student discussion on all issues.
  5. We strive for unity in our campus community by promoting diversity and equity in all aspects of campus life.
  6. We demonstrate an accountable Feds through transparency, communication and responsiveness to ensure sound financial management.
  7. We work with students to help them discover their potential, determine future goals, and allow for personal reflection.