Student life

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Why get involved?

Getting involved on campus has many benefits. Joining clubs and societies, and coming out to events is a fantastic start. Engaging in these initiatives provides the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and give back to your community, contributing to an overall greater university experience.

Being involved within your campus community also provides the opportunity to explore your passions and strengths. Skills such as event planning, organization, time management and leadership are often developed through involvement in clubs and societies. These are great skills to work on and will be noticed by future employers. Commitment to an activity aside from school demonstrates initiative, curiosity, passion and personality.

Get involved

Volunteer opportunities

Arts Ambassadors - a group of trained and highly motivated undergraduate student volunteers who represent the Faculty of Arts for recruitment events and engagement initiatives.

  • Hiring: Spring term for following calendar year cycle. Applications open June 2024 for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 terms

Open Houses - welcomes prospective students and their families, friends, and partners to our campus. Be a part of this amazing day and impact someone's future by signing up to be a volunteer!

Orientation - be a part of the ROWDY team that fosters community and engagement to incoming students for Fall orientation week.

  • Hiring: O-Team (fall term, October), Coordinators (winter term, February), Leaders (winter/spring term, April/May)

Arts Undergraduate Office

The Arts Undergraduate Office (AUO) plays a vital role in supporting undergraduate students throughout their academic journey, from admission to graduation, by providing comprehensive academic advising, support services, and resources to help them achieve their educational and career goals.


The Arts Undergraduate Office's Engagement team hosts events for all current Arts students. From academic drop-in sessions to the Major Showcase to the prominent Stress Busters, there's something for everyone. Connect with peers, broaden your horizons, and make unforgettable memories.

Don't miss out – join us and be a part of the unforgettable experiences happening right here in the Faculty of Arts! Learn more about the exciting lineup of events hosted throughout the term!

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Student groups and societies

Living-Learning communities

A Living-Learning Community is a small group or “cluster” of first-year students who are enrolled in the same academic program or faculty, who share classes, living space, and friendships. In a Living-Learning Community, clusters of 8-16 students from one program are placed within larger residence communities of 40-60 students. This arrangement gives you the opportunity to live near your classmates and to meet people from other academic programs.

Whether you’re staying up late to study for a test or getting together to work on a group project, it‘s reassuring to know that those around you are sharing similar experiences.

  • Living-Learning logo.
    Honours Arts and Business has its own Living-Learning Community
  • Communities are also available for Faculty of Arts students majoring in Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Social Development Studies.
  • If you're into speaking French, St. Paul's University College features a French residence floor.

Become a Peer Leader

The ARBUS Living-Learning Community recruits upper-year Honours Arts and Business students as Peer Leaders. Peer Leaders develop one-to-one relationships with other students, share their academic experiences, refer students to campus resources, get students involved, and build connections with faculty, alumni, and other upper-year students. See the Services page to find applications.