Our tiny campus community is vibrant and diverse; you can connect with other students, exercise your creativity, fine-tune your leadership skills, practice your French, enrich your résumé, and – on top of it all – have a great time while doing it.
Clubs and Organizations
Glendon’s student organizations are a great way to get involved with the community. We have a diverse range of clubs that reflect the interests of Glendonites on both a local and international level.
Here’s a taste of the clubs on campus:
- Check out Michelle’s coverage of Glendon Model UN (GMUN)’s trip to the annual Model UN conference in Montreal.
- Krista blogs about the various organizations she’s been part of during her time at Glendon, including GLgbt*, our LGBTQ group; Peace by PEACE, promoting anti-bullying strategies in schools; the Glendon College Student Union, our campus student government; TEDxYorkU, York’s very own TEDx event; and Infinite Reach, a Métis student solidarity network.
- The Order of the Phoenix, our Harry Potter club, is one of the most popular clubs. Check out eAmbassador Sonia’s blog, featuring all things Hogwarts.
Check out eAmbassador Juan’s running list of clubs and organizations that have websites or social media accounts right now. Remember, if you don’t see a club that you’re interested in, you can make your own, too! Contact the VP Clubs at the Glendon College Student Union for more information on starting your own.
All student clubs and organizations are now accessible in one online location – YU Connect! YU Connect is an online database for student organizations and clubs to register, promote events, store information, and attract membership.
YU Connect allows you to keep track of your hours spent in events and clubs on campus. At the end of your time at Glendon, you’ll have a co-curricular record you can use to show your involvement on campus. For more information, check out York’s Student Community and Leadership Development page.
The Lion’s Den team is made up of students just like yourself. It’s a great way to take part in student life at Glendon and a good opportunity to help out others!
You can also participate in all the different leadership events and workshops offered by the Lion’s Den throughout the year, such as the Glendon Leadership Conference and Student-Group Training and Transition Day.
Mature Student Club
The Glendon Mature Student Club is a social group where mature students can connect to resources and each other. They meet once a month for coffee or lunch and encourage all mature students to participate in student life at Glendon.
Glendon College Student Union
The GCSU is the official student council of Glendon. They are a team of Glendonites who work towards bettering the lives of students in the Glendon community. The GCSU represents the student body, while serving as a liaison between the Glendon and Keele campuses. Throughout the year, the GCSU plans events such as the annual boat cruise, pub nights, and Café Chantant.
More Ways to Maximize Your Glendon Experience
Are you an aspiring journalist, music lover, or just itching to share your talents as an actor, singer, or artist? Get involved with the creative side of Glendon through:
- Radio Glendon (eAmbassador and DJ Michelle reflects on her on her radio show)
- Pro Tem (our student newspaper)
- Glendon Musical Ensemble
- Theatre Glendon
- Glendon Gallery
The Glendon Athletic Club offers student memberships for $15 a year, which means you’ll have no excuse to skip the gym. The GAC’s facilities include a pool, weight room, group exercise classes, squash/tennis/badminton courts, and an indoor golf driving range. The GAC is also an excellent place to work on campus.
Lunik Co-op Café is one of the most popular student spots to eat on campus. It’s run entirely by student coordinators and volunteers, and they’re always looking for new faces to help out. Lunik is friendly, both literally and on the wallet, and is the perfect space to kick back and relax or to get your study on.
Juan – one of our eAmbassadors – wrote about his experience working at Lunik, saying, “You’ll fall in love instantly.”