Opportunities to get involved

Opportunities to get involved

Make the most of your student experience by getting involved with campus activities and engaging in our vibrant student life. Join one of more than 60 student-run clubs, participate in intramural sports or take part in one of the many other opportunities available. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find your fit at Durham College.

Below you will find a selection of some of our campus activities.

Campus Emergency Response Team

If you’re interested in keeping the campus community safe, the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is for you. The team, consisting of student volunteers trained as Advanced Medical First Responders through St. John Ambulance, offers medical response and first aid on campus and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As a member of CERT you will also offer coverage for special events held on campus, acting as a mediator between the campus community and Emergency Medical System (EMS) professionals. 

For more information or to become a member, visit: 

Room 1056. South Village Residence and Conference Center.
T: 905.728.8700 x 8743 (for General Inquiries) 
T: 905.721.2000 x 2400 (for Emergencies)
E: CERT@dc-uoit.ca

Campus Walk

Help guide students, staff, and visitors to their vehicle, residence, or other campus destination by becoming a member of the Campus Walk team. All members work in pairs and are identified by their vests, which display Campus Walk on the back.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Campus Walk team e-mail judy.kellar@durhamcollege.ca

Intramural sports

For students who enjoy playing sports but prefer to play at a recreational level, the Student Association offers a variety of intramural and extramural sports programs including basketball, ice hockey, indoor soccer, and volleyball.

Registration is available at the Tuck Shop, located on the second floor of the Student Centre. For more information about programs offered or registration visit the Student Association website


Join our team of elite student leaders at Durham College!  DC Crew members receive specialized training in leadership, team building, campus services, campus tours and event planning. It’s a terrific opportunity for you to get involved and make the most of your college experience, as well as build up your co-curricular record.

Join other like-minded, outgoing and dynamic students and work together to plan and implement Orientation week events, student appreciation events, pep rallies, campus tours, and much more.

For more information:

Krista Watson, Student Development Co-ordinator
Student Services building, SSB 211
T: 905.721.2000 x 2616

Devon Turcotte, Recruitment Specialist
Student Services building, SSB 206
T: 905.721.2000 x 7619

E: dccrew@durhamcollege.ca

Peer tutoring

Peer tutoring is the perfect opportunity to help other students who require assistance in acquiring their credits or improving their grade point average while making friends and reinforcing subject knowledge.

If you’re interested in becoming involved in your learning environment, gaining a part-time job opportunity with valuable work experience, all while reviewing subject material beneficial to you, then why not become a peer tutor?

For more information:

Brenda Johnston, Peer Tutoring Co-ordinator
Student Services building, SSB 204 (SALS)
T: 905.721.2000 x 2568 
E: brenda.johnston@durhamcollege.ca

Resident advisors

Are you a returning student interested in providing guidance and support to students as they settle into residence? As a resident advisor (RA) you could, by helping coordinate educational and social programming and advising students on personal and academic issues.

You could also become a Resident Academic Leader (RAL) and assist your peers transition to college life by helping them find the resources they need to further their academic success.

If you’re interested in making new friends, gaining skills applicable to careers in almost any field, and enhancing residence life, then visit www.durhamrez.ca.

T: 905.728.8700 x 8138 (Simcoe Village, first Floor)
T: 905.728.8700 x 8101 (South Village, first Floor)  

Student Association

If you’re interested in joining Your Student Association as they help to provide a positive academic experience for the campus community, there are plenty of ways to get involved. You could be: 

  • An executive, such as president
  • A Board of Governors representative
  • A program representative
  • A volunteer at one of the many events or initiatives that take place throughout the academic year

T: 905.721.0457
E: sa@dc-uoit.ca  

Student clubs

With more than 60 ratified student clubs on campus, you are bound to find one that meets your needs. From gaming to religion to cheerleading and philanthropic causes, these clubs are created and managed by students who are looking to meet others who have the same interests. Can’t find a club that suits your needs? You can always start your own.

Maybe you’re looking for an opportunity that extends your enthusiasm for your program? Student Societies give students within the same school (ie. School of Media, Art and Design) an opportunity to meet for educational and social purposes. For more information on Student Societies or clubs visit the Student Association website. 

For more information:
T: 905.721.0457 x 3836
E: sacampusclubs@dc-uoit.ca

Varsity athletics

If you love sports and are competitive by nature, why not join the college’s varsity athletic team, the Durham Lords, and play:

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

If you’re interested in playing, check out the tryout schedule for more information. 

T: 905.721.3040
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