The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society of Queen's University (ASUS)

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Arts & Science Undergraduate Society
Motto Latin: "Duc Mentem Ad Libertatem" (Lead the mind to freedom)
Formation 1890
Headquarters 183 University Ave, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3P5
Jasmine Lagundzija
Vice President
Stefan Negus
Parent organization
Queen's University

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society, otherwise known as ASUS, is the undergraduate student government for arts and science students at Queen’s University in Canada. It seeks to enhance the educational experience of Arts & Science students in and out of the classroom and to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body to the faculty and administration.[1]

This academic and community oriented organization represents students of Arts and Science at Queen’s University.

Every year, ASUS offers over a thousand full-time, part-time, honorarium based paid positions and volunteer opportunities to students.[2][dead link]


It was initially created to sponsor and choose athletes to compete against the University of McGill in athletics, but it has grown far beyond this original purpose.[1]

ASUS was initially established in 1890 as the all-male Arts Society. The Arts Society was created by a group of students and took its current name in 1967 when the Arts Society merged with the all female Levana Society. The Levana Society was founded in 1888, at a time when women were not given the same rights as male students.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Queen's Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "The History of ASUS". Retrieved 2013-02-24.