The Student Union has been operating since 1983 as a registered non-profit organization, designed to ensure the welfare of TAU students and represent them collectively to various academic and other authorities. Likewise, the Student Union works to protect the rights of students while safeguarding their social, economic, and public interest.
The Department of Academic Affairs within the Student Union is tasked with responding to questions and inquiries about academic rights and providing assistance, in the form of renting out text books, tutoring, proofreading and offering other services. In addition, the Association operates through an auxiliary XTRA student center. Additionally the union also runs a department of culture and international relations, community affairs, management and logistics and public affairs.
Beyond the classroom
Along with the various services provided by the Student Union, such as legal aid, dormitories, scholarships for community involvement, housing assistance grants, organizing overseas delegations and more, the Student Union also works to enrich the social and recreational dimensions of student life. It operates three service centers throughout the campus where you can find out information and purchase discounted tickets to theater, recreation and Student Union events.
The Student Union organizes a variety of events on campus including, cultural and recreational activities: lectures as part of the "Culture Wednesday" program, Salsa dancing lessons on Thursday, in addition to operating several student clubs focusing on particular interests, including the Model United Nations Club, Debate Club, Green Club, Environmental Club, the LGBT club and more
For more information regarding the legal aspects of leases, the Student Union offers free legal consulting. To receive this service, please make an appointment to visit their office in the Mitchell building, room 112. Additional information is available on their website.
The Buddy System is a project created in collaboration with the Tel Aviv University Student Union especially for International students. It is a group for students, run by students. The Buddy System's goal is to create a united and multicultural campus at Tel Aviv University.
The program offers all international students the opportunity to enhance their connection to the city, country, and community by connecting them with Israeli students at events held throughout the academic year.
The Buddy System provides the opportunity to meet and build real friendships with Israeli students. The experience will be enhanced by Buddy System activities such as trips, lectures, volunteering, parties, and more.
The project is led by four student volunteers and a team of passionate students who want to meet you and make your TAU experience unforgettable.