The University recognizes that participation in the activities of student groups is a beneficial aspect of the student experience. The University encourages the formation of different student groups that support a sense of community and the learning environment. Groups may be formed around:
- a shared program of study,
- a commitment to service, or
- a common activity, philosophy, or background.
Student groups that are granted University Recognition are supported by the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Group Services (SGS). SGS is a collaborative service provided by the Students' Union (SU) with support from the University and the Graduate Students' Association (GSA). SGS oversees a unified application process for groups seeking University, SU, and/or GSA recognition and provides guidance and resources to all student groups.
Student groups recognized as Club Sports are managed by Campus and Community Recreation.