“Our mission is to provide our students with a gateway to the distinctive Dawson College experience. The Dawson Student Union compliments and enhances the overall educational experience and quality of campus life for students and other members of the Dawson Community.

● By connecting a diverse population of students through innovative and engaging campus activities;

● By supporting student rights and empowering them to explore and develop their independence and identity;

● By inspiring students to become proactive and open-minded members of our community while encouraging independent thinking, self-expression and advocating the common good.”


DSU became fully independent after being accredited in April 2005. Students had been protesting the administration for two years before being allowed to vote on accreditation, followed by a legal battle against the administration’s refusal of legal recognition and withholding of funds.