There are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. You can run for student government, be a Frosh leader, volunteer as a student ambassador, and so much more. You’ll meet new friends and engage in experiences that will help build your resume. Plus, any leadership and volunteerism you’re a part of on and off campus is recognized on our Co-Curricular Record!

Student-Centered Campus


Our students are advocates who create innovative ways to bring about change – there are plenty of opportunities for you to effect change on campus. The Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association (SASA) are responsible for advocating for students, organizing and funding events on campus, and providing representation on the university’s bodies and committees. Students are provided with endless opportunities and as such have created the People’s Garden, volunteered abroad in places like Ecuador and Colombia, and established a free-cycle on campus. See something you want to change? Change it. It’s as easy as that. For more information on getting involved with student-run initiatives on campus, please visit our AUSU and SASA webpages!



You can get fit and have fun by taking part in intramurals both on and off campus. Algoma students have formed strong intramural programs to keep students’ minds and bodies healthy. These intramural sports happen year-round both in the GLC and throughout the city. Some of the intramural teams even travel outside of the city to tournaments in Southern Ontario. Whether you’re into cricket, hockey, or volleyball, there’s something for everyone! To see a listing of all of Algoma U’s intramurals opportunities, please visit our Intramurals webpage.


Students can also get involved on campus by taking advantage of student clubs. Student clubs allow you to meet other students with common interests, share your talents, and relieve stress. You can join in a pre-existing club or start your own. Current clubs include the History Society, the Algoma University Radio (AURA), the Anime and Gamers’ Guild Algoma, the CESD Club, and more.

Residence Life


Living in residence gives you the full student experience. You’ll have more opportunities to make friends and get involved in activities and events around the campus. Campus life is always great, but it’s even better when the campus is your home. When you’re only a two minute walk from everything on campus – the cafeteria, the bookstore, the Speak Easy, our athletics complex, and all of our classroom facilities – you’ll quickly realize, there’s never a dull moment at Algoma U! And if you can’t find what you’re looking for on campus, there’s a bus stop right outside your door that can take you anywhere you need to go in Sault Ste. Marie. Please visit our Residence Life webpage for more information on campus housing.

Thunderbird Athletics

Algoma University is proud to be home to the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Athletics Program and Boomer the Thunderbolt. Our student-athletes participate in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) conferences, giving them the opportunity to compete in the highest level of sport in Canada.


The SpeakEasy

The Speakeasy is Algoma University’s student centre. Attached to the cafeteria, The Speakeasy operates as a patio, pub, and entertainment hub. Students can enjoy a place to relax during the day or evening, listen to live bands and performances, study, or catch-up on the latest entertainment happening on screen.


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