Student involvement

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

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) was created in 2005 to provide students, faculty, staff and guests on campus with advanced lifesaving first aid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Campus Walk

Provided by trained student teams, Campus Walk provides students, staff and visitors with accompaniment to their car, residence or alternative campus locations during weeknights. All members work in pairs and can be easily identified by the vests that they wear with Campus Walk printed on the back. This service is available at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses by contacting a security guard.

Intramural sports

If you like to play sports but prefer to play at a recreational level, Durham College offers a variety of intramural sports programs to suit your needs. Choose from:

  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Indoor soccer
  • Ju-jitsu
  • Volleyball

Registration is available at the Tuck Shop, located on the second floor of the Student Centre.

Orientation leaders

The DC Crew is a group of outgoing and dynamic students who help with the co-ordination and implementation of Orientation Week events.

Orientation leaders volunteer at various activities throughout Orientation Week to help welcome new students and get them acquainted with the campus.

Peer tutoring

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.

Program-specific initiatives

There are many initiatives and events that happen on campus that are directly related to programs of studies and co-ordinated by students. For example:

  • Students in the Music Business Management program co-ordinate the Rock n’ Reel Festival, which brings people together from around the corner and across the country, to assess music industry changes, share knowledge and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Public Relations and Sports Management programs host pub nights at E.P. Taylors to fundraise.
  • The Special Event Auxiliary Team (SEAT) offers students a rare opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience as part of their program curriculum, while also helping to further campus security and safety.

If you are interested in taking part in one of these great opportunities or maybe, you have an idea of your own, talk to your program advisor for more details.

Resident advisors

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.

Student ambassador

Student ambassadors are Durham College’s welcome wagon. This group of proactive students represents Durham College at multiple student recruitment initiatives held by the Registrar’s office throughout the year. This volunteer position is an excellent way to get involved and meet new friends.


Durham College Students Inc.

Durham College Student’s Inc. (DCSI) is DC’s Student Association that provides students 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 with DCSI, including:

  • 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.

Student clubs

With more than 60 ratified student clubs on campus, you are bound to find one that meets your interests. 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.

Varsity athletics

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 fastball
  • Men’s and women’s indoor soccer
  • Men’s and women’s soccer
  • Men’s and women’s volleyball

To try out for one of these award-winning teams, see the tryout schedule.