Most student groups and clubs at the University of Toronto seek recognition based on the Policy on the Recognition of Student Groups.
Recognition gives a group certain benefits
- The right to use the University’s name in conjunction with your activities. Only officially recognized student groups may use “University of Toronto” in the name of the organization
- Use of University facilities and meeting spaces at a lower cost or at no cost compared to external organizations
- Access to web server space
- Listings in directories provided to the University community, including the Student Organization Portal
Group leaders can apply for recognition through the Student Organization Portal. Student groups include cultural groups, advocacy, social justice, hobby, arts and much more.
Student societies and course/program unions are not required to seek recognition, however, many of these groups apply for recognition to access certain benefits. You can find more information in the Student Organization Handbook (PDF).
All undergraduate and graduate students looking to start a campus group or club
All groups are asked to submit applications for recognition online. The process for group recognition is outlined on the Student Organization Portal.
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