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Student Clubs and Groups

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University Students' Council (USC)

The University Students’ Council at Western is the largest and most comprehensive student government in Canada. As a leading undergraduate organization on campus, they focus on social programming and political advocacy and offer a vast array of services and operations for undergraduate students at Western. With over 200 clubs, various support services, programs, operations and advocacy opportunities, USC has something for everyone. Check out Purplefest and Club’s Week in September to learn more about how to get involved or view the Western Clubs website.

Western Clubs

Talent Cafe

There are nearly 200 clubs and organizations at Western. From hobby/special interest clubs to cultural clubs, and academic clubs, there is something for everyone! During 'Clubs Week' in September these groups set up booths and provide information about their organization and activities.

Below are a few examples of clubs at Western. The list changes slightly from year to year. View the USC website for the complete list of Western clubs.

Cultural Clubs

  • African Students’ Association
  • Afghan Students
  • Arab Students’ Association
  • Caribbean Students’ Organization
  • Chinese Students’ Association
  • Croatian Club
  • German Club
  • Hellenic Society Western
  • Irish Cultural Society
  • Israel On Campus
  • Japanese Students’ Association
  • Korean Students’ Association
  • Macedonian Students Association at Western
  • Pakistani Students’ Association
  • Persian Club
  • Polish Students’ Union
  • Portuguese Connexxion
  • Punjabi Association
  • Serbian Society
  • Spanish & Latin Students’ Association
  • South East Asian Association
  • Students United in Representation of Latin America
  • Taiwanese Association at Western
  • Tamil Students’ Association
  • Vietnamese Students’ Association
  • Western Estonian Society
  • Western Malayalee Connection
  • Western Ontario Organization of Filipinos

Clubs Promoting Social and Environmental Issues

  • Amnesty International at Western
  • Black Students’ Association
  • Challenge and Change
  • Model United Nations Society
  • Oxfam Western
  • Right to Play Western
  • Wildlife Conservation Society at Western
  • UNICEF Western

Special Interest Clubs

  • Breakdancing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Comedy Club
  • Electronic Gaming Association
  • Guitar Club
  • Knitting Society
  • Photography Club
  • Outdoors Club
  • Table Tennis Club

Religious and Spiritual Clubs

  • Association for Baha’i Studies
  • Asian Christian Fellowship
  • Hindu Students’ Association
  • Ismaili Students’ Association
  • Hillel
  • London Chinese Catholic Community
  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Sikh Students’ Association
  • Society of Atheists and Agnostics
  • Thaqalayn Muslim Association

Academic Clubs

  • Economics Students’ Association
  • French Club
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Education Society
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Pre-Medical Society
  • MOSSA (Management & Organizational Studies Student Association)

Society of Graduate Students (SOGS)               

SOGS is a student organization that serves the needs of graduate students at Western. SOGS is a very active member of the Western community. The SOGS website provides useful information for graduate students, including details about how to get involved on SOGS committees. The International Graduate Student Issues Committee (IGSIC) is a SOGS committee which explores and addresses the concerns of incoming and returning international graduate students. International graduate students can voice their issues and concerns through the International Graduate Student Issues Committee by contacting the committee or joining as a participating committee member. IGSIC, in partnership with SGPS and the IESC, recently created an International Graduate Student Guide to Western University, which is hosted on the SOGS website.