Fédération étudiante universitaire du québec (FEUQ)
The FEUQ is one of the main Quebec student federations. Created towards the end of the ‘80s, it included until recently a total of 13 student societies, meaning nearly 125,000 students until the recent disaffiliation of the FAECUM, which has approximately 40,000 members. The FEUQ has a mission to “defend the rights and interest of students, notably when dealing with governments, those intervening in education, and those intervening in civil society” (see website).
It has at its main goals to “represent the student societies of Quebec universities and their members when pertinent, […] to facilitate the academic progress of university students in Quebec, […] to provide the most complete information possible to the student societies of Quebec universities and their members, […] and to promote the unity of the Quebec student movement” (see website). The FEUQ works according to a federation model, with each member association having a vote and seat on the Board of Governors, which also features three officers from the Executive Committee.
The history of the SSMU as part of the FEUQ is one with many twists and turns. As of 1988, the Studsoc, along with the CADEUL, the FAECUM, the CSU, Bishop, and the FEUS, took part in the creation of the Federation of Quebec Students (FEEQ ). At that time, it joined the FEEQ following a referendum that highlighted that members were generally in favour of joining (52% in favour). In the same year, disagreements between the SSMU and the Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS) led to the first temporary disaffiliation. After re-joining the Federation, the SSMU left the FEUQ two more times during the 1990s; the first time in response to the latter’s stance in favour of an increase in tuition fees (1992), and a second time in Fall 1995 because of the pro-sovereignty stance that the FEUQ was taking. At the start of the 2000s, ties strengthened between the SSMU and the FEUQ, which officially revoked its pro-sovereignty mandate. In 2002, the SSMU re-joined the federation for the third and last time. In 2006, the relations between the SSMU and FEUQ deteriorated yet again. Following a referendum, 73.9% of respondents voted in favour of disaffiliating. In conclusion, though it is no longer part of the FEUQ, the SSMU shares various points of view with it and the two groups continue to maintain cordial ties.
 The FÉÉQ late became the Federation of Quebec University Students (FÉUQ).