Our Affiliated Student Clubs

African Students Association

African Students Association African Students Association (asaatyork@gmail.com) aims to bring together students with an interest in Africa and to raise awareness of social, political, economic and other relevant issuers concerning the continent in the York community.

Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union

Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union Logo Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (acssu.york@gmail.com) of Canada was founded in 1999. The only organization of its kind in Canada, ACSSU has branches at York University, the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and Ryerson University.  At these universities, you can find our students vigorously raising awareness of our proud
culture, history, and issues of human rights.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association

CCLAYU LogoThe Canadian Civil Liberties Association at YorkU (cclayu@yorku.ca) is the first campus chapter of CCLA ever established! The goals of CCLA YU include fostering respect and recognition of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and educating and advocating these rights and liberties to York University students and the larger community.

Through various debates, discussions, events, and public initiatives, we aim for York University students and the larger community to take on a leadership role and become more active in respecting and promoting human rights. To be a part of CCLA YU, contact us at cclayu@yorku.ca and make sure to come out to CCLA YU events!

Chinese Students Association

Chinese Students AssociationThe aims of the Chinese Students Association (info.ycsa@gmail.com) shall be the promotion of better understanding and welfare among Chinese students from any part of the world, and the evocation of Chinese culture.

Egyptian Students Association

Egyptian Students AssociationThe Egyptian Students Association (ESA) is a group dedicated to celebrating Egyptian's rich culture with anyone who is interested in Egyptian heritage. Our mandate is to connect and unite the Egyptian population by building bridges between Egyptian students within the York community. ESA is a student run not-for-profit organization, comprised of progressive and enthusiastic volunteers; motivated by the idea of creating positive changes within their community.
You can contact us on:
Email: egyptian@yorku.ca
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Federazione Canadese Italiana

The mission of Federazione Canadese Italiana at York University is to promote and sustain Italian culture and language through social and cultural activities, both at the university and in the surrounding community. In all of our endeavours, we strive to provide an environment in which Italians, Italian-Canadians, and those who appreciate Italian culture can acquire and practice our cultural traditions.

Email: fci@yorku.ca
Office:  121E Founders College

Feminist Action

Feminist ActionPreviously known as WSUSC (Womens Studies Undergraduate Student Collective), Feminist Action is about bringing an activist spirit back to our campus. We're interested in anti-oppression politics and doing rather than just saying. While our activism is based on a radical, anti-racist, queer, grassroots lens, we do recognize the multiple interpretations of feminism and celebrate and support this diversity. We also recognize that the history of the feminist movement in North America has been one that has excluded the voices and opinions of marginalized women. Thus we hope that our grassroots approach will allow us to dismantle structures of power from the bottom up, while being as fluid as possible. Our aim is to work outside of societal systems in order to question what we consider 'normal'. It is through this activism that we hope to blur traditional identity categories and structures of power in our fight for equity.

All are welcome: students, non-students, those in the WMST/SXST majors, and anyone with a natural interest or inclination towards feminism.

Email:  thefeministaction@gmail.com

Hallyu Dongari (Korean Culture Club)

Hallyu DongariAhnnyonghaseyo! (Hello in Korean) If you are interested in Korea or learning about Korean culture come join our club ! We hope to introduce Korea through cultural activities, social meetings and language exchange. Anyone and everyone are welcome!!

Email: han.dong.yu@hotmail.com

International Development Studies Society

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-1-01-22-pmThe York International Development Studies Society provides an environment to express interest in advocacy, global issues, and not-for-profit organizations. Open to all International Development Studies and affiliate major undergraduate and graduate students, our organization seeks to capitalize on the skills and passions of our members in order to provide IDS and affiliate major students opportunities to socialize, study, network with faculty, and to contribute to the school, local, and global communities.

Throughout the year, the IDSS will organize such events as:
• IDS Social Nights
• IDS Core Course Exam-Study Sessions
• Meet and Greet with IDS Faculty
• The Annual IDSS Charity Ball
• And more!

Email: idsstudiessociety@gmail.com


International Students Association

ISAYThe International Students Association at York aims to act as an official student group to represent international students and exchange students at York University. ISAY aims to help create, sustain and strengthen a safe space for international/exchange students to express and address their concerns. Our goal is to promote, coordinate and direct activities that are in the interest of our members to enrich cross-cultural communication and provide a space in which Canadian domestic and international/exchange students can connect and share their university and life experiences.

Email: isayatyork@gmail.com

Linguistics Student Association at York

sayling_bannerThe Linguistics Student Association at York (SAYLING) is an organization for those with an interest in linguistics and languages as an academic field.  Through this association, individuals will be able to expand on their knowledge of linguistics through the use of group discussions and collaborative projects.  Students will be encourages to think outside the box and develop interactive events to promote the Linguistics program at York.

Email:  sayling@yorku.ca

Social Work Students Association

Social Work Students AssociationThe Social Work Student Association came to be during the academic year in 2006 out of a growing concern that the students of the Bachelor of Social Work Program were largely unrepresented within the York University student community and formal administration. Moreover, there seemed to be a deficit in terms of student engagement within the Social of Social Work. We, the students of the Social Work Student Association (SWSA), establish this constitution to guide the formal procedures of the association.

Email: swsa.yorku@gmail.com
Office:  121J Founders College

Undergraduate Sexuality Students Association

Undergraduate Sexuality Students Association aims to challenge racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism, ageism and many other forms of prejudice and oppression.

Email:  ussaatyork@gmail.com

United For Parity

United For Parity United for Parity Club at York University (unitedforparity@gmail.com) is a group aiming to unite students against religious, ethnic, and cultural prejudice caused by misinformation. The club will provide an easily accessible place for students to have a clear outlook on some of the controversial issues revolving around religions, ethnicities, and cultures as chosen by the executive members in a respectful and professional setting. The goal is to avoid misinformation, gossiping and second guessing by providing reliable sources in a professional manner for the students. We will be focused on events such as inviting speakers or supporting humanitarian efforts around the globe.

Women Empowerment Club at York University

Women Empowerment Club Logo Women Empowerment Club (wec.yorku@gmail.com) is a new initiative aiming to unite both York University campuses, Keele and Glendon, to promote women leadership and improve women social status. This will be achieved by running events such as: -Self-defense classes for York students-Community Service and Humanitarian Actions-Affiliation with Engaging Girls, Changing Communities (EGCC) which offers job, internships to female students.-Organizing Guest speakers conferences to serve as an inspirations for female leadership-Fashion catwalk demonstrating WEC`s diverse perspective of what is a strong woman (cultural or career oriented).

Office:  121D Founders College

To learn more about our affiliated student clubs, including events held by each club and how to join, please visit yuconnect. For more information on obtaining club status or in creating your own student club, please visit yuconnect or contact the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SC&LD) at 416-736-5144. For questions regarding club space or how to become affiliated with Founders College, email founders@yorku.ca.