Student Involvement Opportunities

There are many ways for students to get involved at the U of A beyond the classroom. From personal development to volunteering, opportunities exist to enhance the university experience. Here are just a few of the options on campus:

ACCESS Open Minds at the U of A

A nation-wide research project, ACCESS Open Minds focuses on developing an evidence-informed, sustainable, and scalable model for mental health service delivery for youth across Canada. Students are encouraged to get involved with the U of A ACCESS site by participating in the Youth Council, joining a working group, and more. 

Community Helpers Program

Funded by Alberta Health Services, the Community Helpers program provides students with the tools needed to help other community members in distress. Participation within the training program will be recognized on the co-curricular record, and provide access to other training and leadership opportunities.

Dean of Students' Advisory Committee

The Dean of Students' Advisory Committee strives to enhance the overall student experience at the University of Alberta. Chaired by the Dean of Students, the committee provides an opportunity for students to ask questions and give feedback on programs, services, and initiatives coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Emerging Leaders Program

Through interactive sessions from September to March, participants develop their understanding of leadership through exploring topics such as citizenship, collaboration, self-awareness, and commitment.

Green and Gold Student Leadership and Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the Green and Gold Grant is to help U of A students become leaders in their profession following graduation.

Student Engagement Granting Program

The program offers grants to students and student groups wishing to participate in activities that will enhance their University experience.


Volunteering is a great way to get involved, develop new skills and enhance your resume. There are many volunteer opportunities on campus. To find out more about volunteering, check out the SU volunteer registry.