Where involvement begins.
Student Group Services assists over 400 active student groups on campus. Whatever interests you may have – academic, cultural, recreational, political – there’s probably a student group that’s right for you. If not, feel free to start a new one!
Getting involved in a student group is a great way to meet fellow students and add an element of excitement to your time on campus. Registered student groups can receive office space in SUB and gain access to many financing and fundraising opportunities.
There are over 450 Student Groups on campus. These include:
- Faculty/Departmental Associations.
- Residence Associations
- Men’s and Women’s Fraternities
- Political/ Special Interest
- Social Justice/Public Service
No matter what your interest, there’s a group that’s right for you.
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Student Group Services is a service of the Students’ Union intended specifically for the support and management of student groups on campus. SGS is responsible for overseeing the registration of groups with the University, the Graduate Students Association, and Students’ Union. The Student Group Services Staff consists of one full-time non-student Manager, three part-time student Administrative Assistants and two part-time student Coordinators.
To actively support and develop the members of student groups so they can function at a high level and consequently contribute to forming a well rounded, positive, vibrant, and creative campus community.
Chelsea Livingstone, Coordinator :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea is going into her final year in the Faculty of Phys Ed & Recreation where she will continue to pursue her love of nutrition and heath promotion. Born and raised in Edmonton, she has an undying love for sports and will turn anything into a competition. Chelsea has made the most of her time at the U of A, including three years as both an active member of a sorority, and as a member of the promotions and marketing team for U of A Athletics. As the previous Administrative Assistant, she has plenty of SGS experience under her belt and hopes to share her knowledge and passion for student groups over the upcoming year. In her spare time she can be found baking cupcakes and attending concerts. You can usually hear Chelsea from a mile away - she is either laughing non-stop or talking a mile a minute. Oh, and she can always be bribed with a cookie :)
Andrea Ross, Coordinator :: email@example.com
Andrea has been involved in student groups since her first year at the U of A and is very excited to be joining Student Group Services as a Coordinator! She grew up in the pretty little town of Beaumont, but considers Edmonton home. As a fourth-year English major, she keeps busy – from running her own student group to writing for The Gateway, she’s very involved in the campus community, and encourages you to get involved too! She likes to play the violin in her spare time, (when she’s not teaching it) and can often be seen riding her bike down Whyte Ave. on sunny days, or skiing in the rockies in the winter. Andrea's a big talker, but also a great listener – so come by and chat with her sometime!
Lisa Kawasaki, Administrative Assistant :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa is really excited to be a part of the Student Group Services team as the Administrative Assistant! Born and raised in Edmonton, she is currently going into her final year of Sciences specializing in Psychology. She has been heavily involved in student groups since her first year - and from developing leadership skills to making new friends, it has been a very rewarding and nurturing experience. She started up her own group last year to meet other people who share her passion of running and supporting charities. Lisa encourages everyone to become engaged in campus life, and if you see her on campus she’s sure to be laughing and making lame nerdy jokes. While training for a marathon this summer, she’s saving up for next year’s dream trip to Japan. If you’re ever in the mood for a running buddy or some lame jokes, she’s always on the lookout for new friends ;)
Kelin Flanagan, Manager :: email@example.com
Kelin has her Bachelor of Arts in English. She's worked at SGS since August 2009, first as a Coordinator and then as Manager. She's had student group involvement in all sorts of roles, so being able to transition from one side to the other has been very rewarding. A self-confessed coffee addict, she has lived in a ten-block radius right off-campus her entire life, and loves the change and excitement surrounding student groups. She likes to think she's a woman of many extra-curricular talents - from archery to karaoke to horseback riding to (vegetarian!) cooking - and hopes to one day meet Johnny Depp. It's a life-long goal.
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Student Group Services Office
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW