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Athabasca University Alumni Relations

All students who graduate from Athabasca University become alumni of the University. Athabasca University's Alumni Relations program is committed to supporting the University, to facilitating lifelong learning opportunities, and to providing services for alumni. A per-course fee to operate the alumni program is paid as part of your Athabasca University undergraduate course registration. Refer to Section 5.7.


Alumni Relations
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

Phone: 800.788.9041 (ext. 6419) Canada/US
Phone: 780.675.6419 Other

8.17.2 Athabasca University Students' Union

Athabasca University Students' Union (AUSU) represents all AU undergraduate students by providing advocacy, student services and opportunities to interact with the student community.

Each undergraduate course registration includes a fee that covers AUSU membership for the duration of the course. Members are eligible for a wealth of AUSU services, including access to online discussion forums and a chatroom where you can talk with other students; scholarships and financial assistance; student clubs; and peer support programs, such as Study Buddy, which match students with others in the same program or class for support and discussion.

AUSU also funds the online weekly student publication, The Voice Magazine. Our staff can provide you with information on other support services we provide, and also track student concerns so that we can best target our advocacy efforts. Visit the website for information on all of our programs, or call our office to learn how we can support your distance learning experience. We represent students of all ages and from all locales. Chances are there is someone just like you!

Fees are rated per credit and are paid through your Athabasca University course registration or re-registration. For non-credit courses, an equivalent credit rate is used. The equivalent credit rate is based on the regular contract period for a course. Refer to Section 5.7.


Students' Union
Peace Hills Trust Tower
1200, 10011 – 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Phone: 800.788.9041 (ext. 3413)
Phone: 780.497.3413 Canada/US
Phone: 780.675.6111 Other
Fax: 780.497.7003

8.17.3 Ombuds Office

When other University channels haven't provided the help you need, contact the Ombuds Office. If you are not sure where to turn, Ombuds Office staff will answer your questions or refer you to the appropriate area. The office will also help you find solutions to problems or complaint by:

• offering information and referral service

• an investigation

• informal negotiation

• facilitating communication between student and administrative staff and faculty

• making recommendations


Phone: 800.788.9041 (ext. 6199) Canada/US
Phone: 780.675.6199 Other
Fax: 780.675.6450
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