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What is Ratification?

  • Ratification is the process by which student societies become recognized by the DSU and Dalhousie University. Once ratified, your society must abide by Society Policy and remain in good standing for the duration of the year. Your society will be covered by our General Liability Insurance and thus must submit all events for review by our Member Services Cooridnator.

  • Ratification is only valid for a year (expires March 31st) so all societies must reapply as of April 1st every year using our online form.

  • The ratification process differs depending on what type of society you are. 

  • Ratified societies are entitled to a variety of benefits and privileges related to funding, events, space on campus, communications and bookable resources.