Get Involved

A Durham Lord Volleyball player setting the ball.
Athletics, Intramural, and Varsity Sports
Students walking by the Student Services Building
Co-curricular Recognition Program
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Campus Emergency Response Team
Students participating in the campus walk program at the Oshawa campus.
Campus Walk
Members of the Green Team at the Oshawa campus.
Green Team
Students standing in front of the Gordon Willey buildint
Institute of Student Leadership
Students studying above the Learning Commons
Peer Coaching
Students studying in a study room.
Peer Tutoring
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Residence Advisor / Academic Leader
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The Student Association
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Student Clubs and Societies

When you need a break from classes, head down to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre for open gym time or go over to the Campus Ice Centre for public skating and shinny hockey. The FLEX offers a variety of fitness classes that you can sign up for throughout the year.

If you like to play sports but prefer to play at a recreational level, Campus Recreation offers a variety of intramural sport programs to suit your needs.

For a full listing of intramural sports and information on registration, visit the Campus Recreation website.

Brand new in 2016 is the Campus Fieldhouse. This domed facility is a multi-sport turf centre that features a variety of intramural sports including soccer, ultimate, flag football and bubble soccer.

The official name for Durham College’s varsity athletic teams is the Durham Lords. The Lords’ compete in:

  • Men’s baseball
  • Men’s and women’s basketball
  • Men’s and women’s golf
  • Women’s softball
  • Men’s and women’s indoor soccer
  • Men’s and women’s soccer
  • Men’s and women’s volleyball

For more information on varsity tryouts and home game schedules, visit

Looking to get involved on campus? The Co-curricular Recognition (CCR) portal allows you to search the activity database to discover hundreds of opportunities to get involved with here at Durham College!

The CCR program also allows you to get recognized for your participation in campus activities by adding completed activities to your Co-curricular Record.

Visit to get started today!

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is on-call 24/7 to respond to medical emergencies and provide advanced first aid on campus. 

CERT is a student-run service staffed with volunteers who are trained Advanced Medical First Responders by St. John Ambulance.

The Campus Walk service is provided by trained student teams which will, on request, accompany students, employees or visitors to their car, residence or other campus locations on weeknights. All members work in pairs and can be identified by their vests with Campus Walk printed on the back.

For further information on becoming a member of the Campus Walk team, contact

As an extension of the Living Green platform at Durham College, the Green Team exists to provide students with the opportunity to contribute towards the development of creative ideas and solutions aimed at advancing campus sustainability initiatives. The Green Team will have the chance to work with Durham College’s Sustainability Committee members to develop goals, raise awareness and participate in sustainability events and projects. Green Team leaders will also receive specialized training and have the opportunity to train other students on campus to become future leaders in sustainability. Volunteers will be eligible for co-curricular recognition and will play an active role in transforming the college.

To get involved please contact Tanya Roberts.

Members of the Institute of Student Leadership receive specialized training in leadership, team building, diversity, campus services, campus tours and event planning. This exciting opportunity allows you to develop your leadership skills while meeting new people. Members participate in development workshops, assist at events and engage in volunteer opportunities within the community.

Register today by emailing

Peer coaches assist students with social and academic growth. Peer coaches help other students get organized and plan events while fostering their own leadership skills and gaining coaching experience.

For more information on becoming a peer coach, contact:

Lucy RomaoVandepol, lead coach
Whitby campus, Coaching and Support Centre, Room 180

Peer tutors help students who need help with their academic studies. These individuals have proven their advanced knowledge within certain courses and offer to help you get on track academically.

For more information on becoming a peer tutor, contact:

Brenda Johnston, peer tutoring co-ordinator 
Student Services building, SSB 204 (SALS) 
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2568 

Resident Advisors (RAs) are returning students who live in residence and are available around the clock to provide you with guidance and support as you settle into residence. RAs help co-ordinate social events, show students around and offer advice. Find out how you can earn some extra money while living in residence, become an RA or RAL today.

The Student Association at Durham College and UOIT provides you with a positive academic experience by developing a sense of community and diversity on campus through the delivery of superior advocacy, support and services.

There are many ways to get involved in The Student Association, including:

  • Running for an executive, such as president or vice-president
  • Representing your school as a board director
  • Volunteering with Outreach Services or Riot Radio
  • Participating in the many events and initiatives that take place throughout the academic year

For more information on The Student Association, visit their website

With more than 160 Student Association (SA) ratified student groups on campus, you are bound to find one that meets your interests. From gaming, religion, arts, advocacy, dance, career development and philanthropic causes, these clubs are created and managed by students who are looking to meet others who have the same interests.

For a listing of existing student clubs visit Clubs & Society tab located on The Student Association website. If you do not see something that interests you, you can look into starting your own group!