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Student Societies


The Office of Student Life and Learning provides direct support to student societies and groups, including monitoring compliance with their Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), responding to questions and requests, and facilitating fee referendums.

There are currently four University-level and nine faculty-level student societies, as well as six University-recognized special-interest groups.

Student societies and special-interest groups are required to submit the following documents annually:

  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Declaration of Incorporation

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is a document outlining the relationship between a student association and the University. This document typically lasts five years, and the renewal of an MOA is overseen by the Legal Office. MOAs are publicly accessible documents - explore the subsequent tabs to find each society's MOA.

In general, MOAs deal with the following issues:

  • Accounting Services
  • Business Activities
  • Collection of Association Fees
  • Contracts and Legal Proceedings
  • Entire Agreement
  • Event of Default
  • Insurance
  • Language
  • Liquor Permits
  • Loans and Grants
  • Location
  • Maintenance and Auditing of Accounts
  • Notice
  • Remedies
  • Representations of the Association
  • Right to Set Off
  • Staff Status
  • Student Publications
  • Telephone, E-Mail and Mail
  • Term and Review
  • Use of McGill Name and Emblem

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