Clubs and Societies

Get Involved

Student Experience Office

The Student Experience Office (SEO) offers services and programs that allow students to get involved at Carleton! Let them help you adjust to your new life here.

Students Waking
Three students walk outside of the Nicol Building.

Innovation Hub

At the heart of Carleton’s new Nicol Building, you’ll find the Innovation Hub, an ideal place for students from across the university to discuss the big issues of our time, turn ideas into action and build new ventures to create a better world for all.

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

Carleton student Tamara Laplante

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.

Students in the Women in Business student group.
  • Book Ravens
  • Carleton Formula SAE – Ravens Racing
  • Carleton International Relations Society
  • Carleton University Kayak Club
  • Carleton University Muslim Students’ Association
  • Carleton University Debate Society
  • Carleton University Photography Club
  • Parks Canada Outdoors Club of Carleton
  • United Nations Society

Co-Curricular Record

Participation in community service-learning activities and involvement in student organizations are acknowledged in our Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Summer holds the Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

“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