Athletics, intramural and varsity sports

When you need a break from classes, head down to Durham College's (DC) Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre for open gym time or go over to the Campus Ice Centre for public skating and shinny hockey. The FLEX Centre 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, the CRWC also offers a variety of intramural sport programs to suit your needs.

Click here for a full listing of intramural sports and information on registration.

Opened in 2016, DC is now home to the Campus Fieldhouse. This domed facility is a multi-sport turf centre that features a variety of intramural sports including soccer, ultimate, and flag football.

The college is also home to the Durham Lords. These varsity athletic teams 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
  • Men's and women's rugby

For more information on varsity tryouts and home game schedules, visit www.durhamlords.com.

Co-curricular recognition program

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 (DC)!

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 www.durhamcollege.ca/ccr to get started today.

Campus emergency response team

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is on-call 24/7 to respond to medical emergencies and provide advanced first aid on campus. Members come from almost every program in the college and Canadian Red Cross First Responder training. They also have access to further training such as health and safety, mental health first aid, emergency medical responder, and skill training. Members currently have responsibilities on the Oshawa campus and at special events for the college and university.

Students who are interested in the CERT program can visit the CERT webpage or email Shannan.saunders@dc-uoit.ca.

Campus walk program

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 donna.bruni@durhamcollege.ca or the Campus Walk webpage.

Living green team

DC’s Living Green Team allows students to contribute towards the development of creative ideas and solutions aimed at advancing campus and community sustainability initiatives. The Green Team will have a chance to work with DC’s sustainability team to develop goals, raise awareness and participate in sustainability events and projects. Students will have the opportunity to gain leadership skills as well, training 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.

Institute of student leadership

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 for the institute today by emailing studentlife@durhamcollege.ca.

Peer coaching

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

For more information on Peer Coaching, contact: peercoaching@durhamcollege.ca

Peer coaching locations include:

Oshawa campus, Coaching and Support Centre, SW116 and
Whitby campus, Coaching and Support Centre, Room 180

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.

For more information on Peer Tutoring, contact: PeerTutoring@durhamcollege.ca

Residence advisor / Academic leader

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.

Your Residence Academic leaders (RAL's) are part of the RA team and help students transition into college with a primary focus on academics. The RAL's plan and implement educational programming and can advise and assist you with finding the resources to further your educational success.

Find out how you can earn some extra money while living in residence, become an RA or RAL today.

FastStart

Do you want to start or grow a business? Have a start-up idea? Want to be your own boss? FastStart can help.

FastStart is a free, year-round extracurricular program offered to all Durham College (DC) students. It’s as easy as visiting The VIBE (B233), where you can work with the FastStart team to develop and launch your business while you’re still a student!

Joining FastStart gives you access to:

  • Business coaching for brainstorming and business plan development
  • Marketing support (i.e. logos, business cards, websites, etc.)
  • Workshops, seminars, and training programs
  • Networking events, guest speakers, pitch competitions, and contests
  • Network partners for support, mentorship, and opportunities for funding

For more information or to join FastStart, contact Dean Howley at dean.howley@durhamcollege.ca

If you want to stay up-to-date on all of FastStart's exciting news and events, sign up for the FastStart newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bty3zX

Enactus

Enactus Canada is an organization that is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus Canada create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in communities coast to coast.

Enactus DC is a team of entrepreneurial student leaders at the college who are starting to make a positive economic and social impact in society. In collaboration with established local services, students and staff are applying their knowledge to create self-sustaining projects. During the first year of operation, the Enactus DC team started two projects: We Grow Food using a passive solar green house design and Project Y.O. (Youth Opportunities) in partnership with region of Durham Ontario Works.

Get involved by emailing enactusdc@durhamcollege.ca.