Each university boasts many clubs that you can join. During orientation week, your university may hold a “clubs day” or “clubs week” to showcase its variety of clubs to you. Consider joining a club. It opens up many opportunities for you to network, make friends and learn new skills.
Examples of the types of clubs on campuses include a hip-hop club, student law association, Amnesty International and Shinerama. Student groups may also include hobby or interest-based associations, such as clubs related to Harry Potter, photography, chess or juggling. Many of the clubs on campus are created by a group of students who share a similar interest.
Indigenous Students Associations
Many universities have an Indigenous student association, group or club. These clubs are social and cultural communities on campus. They may host feasts, social gatherings and other cultural events. They may also serve as a voice for Indigenous people on campus. In addition, they may offer leadership opportunities if you want to take on specific roles within the associations, such as president, treasurer or cultural coordinator.
Contact your university’s Indigenous student services for information about your Indigenous students association, or seek out the association during orientation week.