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Founders College Student Clubs & Organizations

Founders College is home to the following student groups.

    African Students Association


    The African Students Association at York aims to bring together all the interests in Africa and to address the plight of African students at York University and its community as it creates awareness of social, political, economic activities and other challenges facing the continent.

    Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union

    The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) 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.

    Room: Founders 121 D



    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto at York University

    The mission of BBBST at YorkU is to successfully integrate the Pumped for Post-Secondary Program to provide York students with leadership opportunities to foster enduring and close relationships with high school youth through mentorship sessions.

    Room: Founders 121 D

    Canadian Civil Liberties Association

    Canadian Civil Liberties Association

    The Canadian Civil Liberties Association at YorkU (CCLA YU) 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 and make sure to come out to CCLA YU events!

    Chinese Students Association

    Description: The aims of the association shall be the promotion of better understanding and welfare among Chinese students from any part of the world, and the evocation of Chinese culture.


    Council of Canadians

    Our Mission Statement:

    The York University Chapter, Council of Canadians works to promote social, economic and environmental justice, and Canadian sovereignty and democracy.

    About Us:

    Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizen's organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

    The Council of Canadians is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit, public interest organization committed to building a stronger civil society through its research, educational work and campaigns. As a government and corporate watchdog, the council offers a critical voice on key national issues.


    Egyptian Students Association

    The 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:

    facebook page:
    twitter: esa_yorku

    Feminist Action

    Previously 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.


    Hallyu Dongari (Korean Culture Club)

    Ahnnyonghaseyo!(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!!


    Health and Society Student Association

    Health & Society is an interdisciplinary program at York University that goes beyond biological views of health to examine its social, cultural and political dimensions. We study poverty, racial, sexual, and gender discrimination, globalization, neo-liberalism, environment, community support, social cohesion, occupational stress, home care, malnutrition, political economy - in other words anything and everything that affects health.

    Our Mission is to provide HESO Students and the broader York community with a better awareness about the ever-expanding field of health. HESO encourages opportunities for fellowship across related and non-related fields. We aim to provide a safe space for all students to deepen their post-secondary experience by providing resources and opportunities relevant to their chosen degree.

    Room:  Founders 121 E

    Email:  or

    International Development Association

    The International Development Studies Society provides an environment to express interest in advocacy, global issues and not-for-profit organizations. Members will learn how they can make a difference through volunteering and their future careers.

    Room: Founders 121 D


    International Students Association

    The International Student 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.

    Room: Founders 121 J

    Social Work Students Association

    The 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.


    United For Parity

    The United for Parity Club at York University 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 suchs as inviting speakers or suppporting humanitarian efforts around the globe.


    Undergraduate History Students Associaton

    Undergraduate History Student Association’s (referred to as the “UHSA”) objective is to provide students, staff, and faculty of York University an opportunity to develop a knowledge and experience of history through the creation of an academic dialogue between all members, as well as the building of long and lasting friendships and partnerships in the community through the organization of a strong social setting of festivals, events, and information sessions.

    Undergraduate Sexuality Studies Association (USSA)

    Undergraduate Sexuality Student Association’s (referred to as the “USSA”) objective is to provide students, staff, and faculty of York University an opportunity to develop a knowledge and experience of gender and sexuality through the creation of an academic dialogue between all members, as well as the building of long and lasting friendships and partnerships in the community through the organization of a strong social setting of festivals, events, and information sessions.

    Women Empowerment Club at YorkUniversity

    The Women Empowerment Club 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). 

    Room Founder 121E,

    York is U

    york is u club logo York is U serves students by creating experiences that provide them with engagement opportunities through participating, volunteering, and student leadership roles while fostering a sense of belonging and cultivating community at York.

    Room: Founders 121 J.

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For more information on obtaining club status or in creating your own student club, please visit or contact the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SC&LD) at 416-736-5144.

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