Create a Club
Creating your own club and getting recognition from the University is easy if you follow these procedures. We’re here to help!
Recognize a campus group
Recognize a campus group
Most groups at the University of Toronto seek recognition based on the Policy on the Recognition of Campus Groups. Recognition gives a group certain benefits. Some colleges and faculties also recognize campus groups and provide certain services to those groups.
Benefits of recognition
Being a formally recognized campus group by the Office of Student Life provides the following benefits:
- Right to use the University's name in your group's name.
- Use of University facilities at a no or lower cost compared to external organizations.
- Free access to web services (group email account, web site hosting, listserv function) for the group.
- Online listings on the Ulife website.
Recognition expiry and renewal
Applications are accepted throughout the year, and recognition is granted until September 30 of that year. Student leaders of recognized campus groups should renew their group's recognition prior to September 30. The renewal period begins in summer and group leaders are notified on Ulife to submit renewal applications. If a group does not successfully renew its recognition with the Office of Student Life via the Ulife website, there can be delays in accessing group services at the University.
Apply for recognition online
All groups are asked to submit applications for recognition on-line. The process for group recognition is outlined on the Ulife website.
Student societies and course unions
Student societies and course/program unions are not required to seek recognition (see types of organizations). However, many of these groups apply for recognition to access certain benefits.
UTSU versus Ulife recognition
The Office of Student Life (OSL) recognizes campus groups via the Ulife website. Typically, student leaders seek recognition of their group through OSL first and then seek recognition with the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU).
Documents and policies for recognized groups and societies
Our selection of policy documents are important references if your society is thinking about a levy increase, preparing for an audit, or making any other major decision.
More questions? Contact the Program Officer at groups.officer@ ucw88 da ga www.wisdomgettingloaded.com. You can also visit the Ulife Service Centre at 21 Sussex Avenue, room 514, or call 416-946-7780. The Ulife Service Centre is open Monday-Friday for drop in. Hours are posted on the Ulife Service Centre door.