Community & Culture
Black Student Advising Centre
The Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC) provides academic support, confidential advising and advocacy, and mentorship programs for students of African descent. BSAC has two computer labs, a meeting room, a study room, a lounge with kitchenette, and an outdoor space. Drop by or email email@example.com for information on employment, scholarships, bursaries, and events on and off campus and in the African Nova Scotian community.
Indigenous Student Centre
The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) provides a home away from home by welcoming and supporting Indigenous students at our centre on Studley Campus. The ISC has a number of educational, cultural, and career resources to enhance your university experience, including on-site confidential advising, tutors, smudging and other traditional activities, a computer lab with printing, a student lounge, a kitchenette, an outdoor space, and more.
As an international student, you’ll benefit from Dal’s international student societies, on-campus advisors, and specialized programs and services. Drop by the International Centre for fun and informative orientation programs, workshops and cultural events, a welcoming lounge and study space for all students, and referral and advising services related to immigration, health care, finances, travel, and personal matters. Call or email to meet with an advisor, or use the online booking system.
Whether you’re a Canadian or international student, volunteering with the International Centre will help you gain experience working with different cultures and languages. You’ll also create friendships that last a lifetime. Positions include Orientation Leaders, Welcome Ambassadors, Tiger Mascots, Social Event Leaders, Student Panelists, and Peer Advisors. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ2SIA+ Collaborative (Collaborative+) is a forum for communication and collaboration between campus groups who work to foster a climate of respect and inclusion for LGBTQ2SIA+ indivduals. It works to increase awareness of supoprt services, strengthen educational programming and initiatives, and influence positive shifts in the campus climate for and with LGBTQ2SIA+ students, faculty, and staff. Visit the website for a list of organizations that make up Collaborative+.
Drop by Multifaith Services if you’re looking for a place to worship on campus, a quiet spot to study, or someone to listen when you need a person to talk to. Chaplains from various faith traditions offer confidential support on personal and spiritual issues, and provide opportunities for prayer and worship, retreats, workshops, lectures, and social activities. They can also help you find a local worship community that’s part of your tradition.
You can also anonymously submit your faith or spirituality questions online and have them answered at dal.ca/askachaplain.
South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre
South House is a volunteer-driven, student-funded DSU service and Halifax’s only full-time gender justice centre. It’s a gender-inclusive safe space for all members of the Dalhousie community—a trans- and queer-positive, wheelchair-accessible space that offers a resource centre, library, and free meeting space for feminist and anti-oppression organizing and gathering.
Contact the Centre about opportunities to help with daily operations and administration of the Centre and/or work on woman-positive and community-building projects in the Dalhousie and Halifax communities. Get involved with:
- activity and event planning
- media, marketing, and fundraising
- resource management
Want to find other students who share some of your interests or hobbies? With hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus, joining a society may be the perfect way to meet new people.
Go online to connect with societies, or stop by the Society & Volunteer Expo near the beginning of the fall and winter semesters to find something that interests you. If you can’t find the right fit, why not start one yourself?