Fact Fridays – Episode 14: Getting Involved on Campus

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

At U of G, we believe that getting involved on campus sets the stage for making a difference in the world, which is why there are so many opportunities to get involved both on and off campus. We’re breaking SOME of these down today.

Fact #1: We’ve got clubs and student organizations galore!

We know it’s important for you to find friends with similar interests in university. Luckily we have a club or student organization for many different interests, philanthropic causes and academic programs.

There are too many clubs and student organizations to list so we recommend checking out the CSA website to discover them! If there is something specific you are looking for you can also search keywords or browse by category on the Gryph Life website.

Fact #2: You can get involved with Student Government

Maybe you’re looking to carry your student government interests from high school into university, or maybe you’d like to break into a leadership role. Either way, we’ve got you covered with various on-campus student governments.

  • The Central Student Association (CSA) is the official undergraduate student union. They look after your student bus pass, your dental and health plans, concerts, shows, speakers and more
  • Interhall Council represents students in residence and organizes various residence events
  • Academic Student Governments are affiliated with each college. Each government has clubs for their majors, and hosts events and activities all year long

Fact #3: Community involvement is encouraged

When you come to U of G, you are part of a community. Whether you want to mentor youth in an afterschool program or support other students on campus, Student Life will help you find experiences that fit your interests, availability and goals!

Fact #4: Intramural sports are our JAM

We offer over 20 intramural sports a year and you can try as many as you like! Join a team with a group from residence or class; or join solo to meet some new friends.

We’ve also got over 20 sports clubs and more than 30 classes and certifications to dabble in. There truly is something for everyone in the world of athletics at Guelph.

Fact #5: We’ve got over 4000 on-campus jobs available

Interested in getting involved on campus while earning some cash? There are over 4000 employment opportunities right on campus.

From being a tour guide or lifeguarding to taking on a work-study position or co-op placement, we’ve got it all!

Check out the Student Financial Services website for work-study jobs on campus and visit Recruit Guelph to discover local job opportunities.

Future Gryphons, these are just SOME of the many ways to be actively involved in the campus community. Talk to people, do some research and find your own ways to Improve Life once you’re here. We can’t wait to see the difference you’ll make in the world!


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