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Involvement and Recognition


Getting involved on campus allows students to gain a variety of rewarding experiences that will contribute to overall post-secondary  success. Engagement in university activities outside of the classroom compliments academic learning, in helping students connect with their peers, develop professional skills, experience personal growth, and apply academic learning, contributing to a well-rounded university experience.

Students are able to formally track their participation in campus activities on their personalized and comprehensive Involvement Record that may be used when seeking out professional, or other post-graduate opportunities. Here are some of the ways in which students can get involved on campus:

Clubs & Societies 

All official clubs and societies on campus are created by students for students, with the support of the Student Union. The Campus Clubs & Student Societies (USU) office gives students the tools they need to get involved and offer rewarding social, cultural, and educational opportunities for their members. Clubs can centre around any special interests, such as arts, drama, or spirituality . Societies are groups that are more academic in focus,  and organized by faculty or program. 

Varsity Athletics  

Varsity teams are the principal athletic teams representing the university. The UOIT Ridgebacks have a variety of intercollegiate varsity programs, including rowing, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and others. These teams regularly compete against other academic institutions' during the athletic season.  

Intramural teams

Extramural teams

Intramurals are recreational sports that cater to all-levels of participants. Students can play on-campus and compete in leagues against other UOIT intramural teams in the same sport.  are casual, all-levels, and play off-campus against other universities extramural teams in the same sport. For students looking to participate in a higher level of sport, Campus Recreation offers an Extramural sport program which provides the opportunity for students to be a part of a competitive team, travel throughout Ontario to compete against other post-secondary institutions and to further develop sport-specific skills.

Volunteering & Campus Engagement

University departments are often seeking volunteers for event support, peer learning opportunities, and committee representatives. There are a number of way to engage and contribute to the campus community, including Peer Tutoring, SAS Peer Notetaking, UOIT Ambassador Program, Peer Mentoring, and more.

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