The Council of the St. F.X. Students’ Union, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, under and by virtue of the powers conferred upon it by Chapter 128, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1965, and amendments thereto, “St. Francis Xavier University Students' Union Act, 1972,” does hereby make and publish the following by-laws. Download the full set of bylaws here.

Act of Incorporation

1965 Act of Incorporation
1972 Act of Incorporation


Our constitution lays out the principles of our organization. A constitution is a document that guides the direction of an organization, based on some fundamental principles, laid out within. 

2004 Constitution

Policy Manual

Council Agendas and Reports

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Strategic Plan

The Saint Francis Xavier Students’ Union (the Union) continues to strive towards its core values of: 

Servant Leadership to Students
Trust, Integrity, Respect
Transparency and Accountability
Fun, Inclusive Student Engagement
Sustainable, Innovative Practices

One of the processes the Union uses to be able to work towards these goals is through strategic planning processes.

The strategic plan is meant to address issues identified in various focus groups, surveys, and in discussions with various stakeholders across StFX campus while continuing to move the organization in a positive direction which aligns with its values. 

The goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan are developed and carried out over the three-year period by elected and hired student executive teams, representative councillors, and sub-executives. The objective of the strategic plan is not to be prescriptive with the recommendations, but to provide possible avenues and highlight potential barriers to success. 

Any questions regarding the strategic plan or the strategic planning processes should be addressed to the President of the Students’ Union ( or the Chair of Council ( 

2018–2021 Strategic Plan
2015–2017 Strategic Plan


Annual Goals

The following document outlines the goals and direction of the StFX Students’ Union for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Executive team has collaboratively developed this document to ensure vision and measurable accountability to the membership. The Students’ Union Core Values and the Students’ Union Strategic Plan were both key principles to our strategic direction.

It is noted that the post-secondary education environment is one of high volatility, and thus, a proactive, rather than reactive approach is paramount to ensuring the student voice on the StFX University campus is one of great prominence. Further comment and insight from the membership is always welcomed and can be forwarded to StFX Students' Union President Taylor Chase.

2015-2016 Annual Plan


StFX Students' Union Core Values

1. Servant Leadership to Students

2. Trust, Integrity, Respect

3. Transparency and Accountability

4. Fun, Inclusive Student Engagement

5. Sustainable, Innovative Practices