Get Involved Within your College
Each college has their own student cabinet/government, who are dedicated and enthusiastic members of the college elected each year to represent their community. Being a member of a college cabinet is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, to gain experience as a team player, and to obtain a better understanding of the interests and issues of the student body.
As you enter each college office, you'll be greeted by student staff who will help answer questions, assist with accessing resources, or simply provide a listening ear if you want to talk. There is a team of students associated with each college office who are dedicated to building networks of people with similar interests within the community. They also help promote events, assist with creating opportunities for student-faculty interactions, and support the development of events and activities. During the summertime, these student staff members support the activities of the college office, which includes outreach to incoming students, promoting continued engagement by students who remain in the Peterborough area during the summertime, and planning for the year ahead.
College Orientation Facilitators
In collaboration and partnership with the Student Affairs Orientation Facilitator, this role is responsible for providing leadership during transition programing, including but not limited to: Bring it On!, Summer Orientation, Summer Connect, Orientation Week, new student registration, and student support in the College Office.
The overarching goals of the student roles in this office are to:
- Foster a strong sense of community
- Build skills to manage life as a university student
- Engage with faculty outside of the classroom
- Inspire students to engage with the interesting and challenging issues facing our world today
Each college has a team of returning students who come back to campus at the end of the summer to assist with the implementation of Orientation Week.
With a smaller weekly time commitment, these positions offer an opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful way. These positions are continually evolving to meet the needs of the college and the interests of those who come forward to help. This is also an excellent way to developing valuable skills for future employment.
These highly trained student staff live in residence and help to create a supportive environment; including everything from community building, to promoting safety, to providing peer-based support
Affiliated Clubs and Groups
Within each college there are a number of student groups who meet the specific needs of a unique group within the overall community. We continue to look for ways of strengthening these ties as we strive to ensure a full range of opportunities exist in the colleges to meet students' needs.