The student union in Sundsvall was founded in 1977 and is a democratically structured non-profit association. The student union's main purpose is to represent members in study policy and thereby increase the quality of Mid Sweden University's educations.
Student union house
Between the years 1989-2016, the student union in Sundsvall ran a union house operation (Sundsvalls Studenters kårhus AB), SSKAB being a wholly owned limited company by the Student Union and thus ultimately by Sundsvall students. The student union house's activities took place in Sundsvall's city library and the university library's old premises and there was a restaurant and bar activities for the students in Sundsvall. All staff in the union building also consisted of students who worked voluntarily.
In 2016, the business instead moved to the Grönborg property, which is located within Campus Sundsvall. SSKAB operated the operations in Grönborg until January 2019 and has since collaborated with the new players who have conducted restaurant and club operations in Grönborg.
Student city of the year 2000
Sweden's united student unions, SFS, have since 1999 awarded the Student City of the Year award. The award is given to a city that actively works to promote students' situation and living. Part of the purpose is to highlight good examples of what the city does to improve for students' situation, and thus inspire other cities to become Student City of the Year.
Abolition of the compulsory union on 1 July 2010
On 1 July 2010, the compulsory compulsory school in Sundsvall was abolished, which means that you as a student can choose whether you want to become a member or not. Despite the abolition of the compulsory student union, the Student Union in Sundsvall still represents all students, regardless of membership or not, among other things in matters concerning study quality and other study policy problems.