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Clubs and societies

Our extensive network of clubs and societies is another great way to meet new people and pursue your interests outside the classroom. With more than 300 active clubs and societies to choose from, you will certainly find a venue for your academic, social, political or charitable interests.


“I got involved with the Sock ‘n’ Buskin (SnB) in my first year at Carleton. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to direct, stage manage, act, and work backstage in nine shows. What makes SnB special is that it’s more than just a theatre company; it’s a friendship company. We’re a diverse group of people, but our common interest in theatre makes us a strong community. With SnB, I’ve learned about effective communication, teamwork, and leadership, but above all I’ve learned the value of friendship.”

—Tamara, Journalism student with a minor in English and a minor in Film Studies

Sample of clubs and societies

Here is a sample of the many on-campus organizations that you can join. Visit the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) website for a complete list all our clubs and societies and their contact information.

  • Archery Club
  • Book Ravens
  • Climbing Club
  • Debate and Speech
  • Engineering Society
  • Gaming Club
  • hatch: CUSA’s Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Kayak Club
  • International Relations Society
  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Parks Canada Outdoors Club of Carleton
  • Ravens Racing
  • Photography Club
  • Pre-Medical Society
  • Science Student Society
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • United Nations Society
  • Women in Business

Co-Curricular Record

We encourage our students to become active members of the larger community. Participation in community service-learning activities and involvement in student organizations are acknowledged in our Co-Curricular Record (CCR), which will track your out-of-class learning experiences and become part of your official record from Carleton University.


“When given a chance to participate in experiential learning, I urge students to take advantage of these important opportunities to build professional experience and networks early on in their post-secondary studies!”

—Summer, Criminology and Criminal Justice student

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