What you learn outside of the classroom is often just as important as what you learn inside the classroom. We want to nurture both sides of your brain — to help you excel academically and personally. That’s why we offer so many practical, real-life experiences throughout our programs. We have a wide range of activities and volunteer opportunities to help you discover and share your passions.
A Club For Everyone
With more than 80 clubs at Brock, there’s something for everyone. Our clubs reflect the diverse student population and represent many aspects of student life, including nation/regional, academic, activism, religion, active lifestyles and much more. For more club information, visit busu.net/get-involved/clubs
If you’ve been a successful athlete in a high school sport, we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out our Athletic Recruitment Form. Tryout schedules for all teams will be posted at gobadgers.ca by mid-to-late August, so be sure to check regularly for updates. International students can participate in our varsity teams, including:
Brock University Student’s Union (BUSU)
Do you like to meet new people, get involved and make a difference in your school and community? The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) represents all Brock undergraduate students. BUSU is responsible for many businesses on campus and offers programs such as the Brock Off-Campus Society, Foot Patrol, the Student Health Plan, U-Pass Bus Pass and much more. It also supports more than 50 student clubs. Visit busu.net to learn more.
Develop the Leader in You
We invest in our students. Brock Leaders Citizenship Society (BLCS) Awards of up to $5,000 are granted annually to our incoming top academic and civic-minded students. BLCS members connect regularly with other campus leaders to further their personal development and involvement in the community. We are looking for high academic achievers who are community leaders. Applications are due March 31, 2015. For more information, visit brocku.ca/brock-leaders-citizenship-society
Through our easy-to-use online tool ExperienceBU.brocku.ca, you’ll learn about hundreds of events and opportunities to participate in and explore what inspires you beyond the classroom. Personalize your profile with your unique interests and we will connect you with the best events, clubs and programs to help you make the most out of your time at Brock.
You don’t have to be a star athlete to get involved in sports at Brock. More than 7,000 students each year take part in our intramural programs-anything from soccer and flag football to inner tube water polo and underwater hockey. You can even gain your certification in things like coaching or first aid. Brock boasts some of the best facilities in the province for student recreation. In fact, our Walker Complex is the largest multi-use recreational facility in the Niagara region. Visit brocku.ca/recreation-services to learn more.
IN BETWEEN CLASSES, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ON CAMPUS RECREATIONAL FACILITIES:
The office of Career Services has developed unique programs that enhance your program of study. Our Plus programs provide you with a transcript of your activities, experiences, and learning done outside of the classroom. Use this transcript when applying for graduate schools, scholarships, and jobs. Visit brocku.ca/career-services/students-alumni/plus-programs for more information.
Working On/Off Campus
Finding part time work on/off campus is a great way for you to get experience, develop skills for a future career, and of course, make money while studying at Brock. To find out more information, please visit brocku.ca/career-services
Faith and Life Centre
The Faith and Life Centre provides opportunities for friendships, education, spiritual counseling, and personal growth. You can get involved in several groups associated with the Centres or participate in educational, social, or spiritual events supported or led by a Campus Chaplain. Campus Chaplains are sponsored by their respective faith traditions to provide religious resources. To view the various ministries supported at Brock, visit brocku.ca/campus-ministries
Every student’s health and well-being is a priority at Brock. We employ 14 doctors and 8 nurses to manage students’ medical and health needs. Services include annual health exams (physicals), allergy injections and referrals to specialists. To learn more, visit brocku.ca/health-services
International Services & Programs Abroad
International Services and Programs Abroad provide you with campus orientation, year-round activities, and administer your medical insurance. The office also offers opportunities to explore beyond our borders that will enhance your learning experience through international study abroad and experiential learning programs. Once you have accepted Brock’s offer of admission, be sure to connect with other international students via International Services and Programs Abroad Facebook page or visit brocku.ca/international-services
Student Development Centre
The Student Development Centre support and promote the present and future well-being of students through a variety of programs such as Aboriginal Services, Leadership Programs, A-Z Learning Services, and Services for Students with Disabilities. To learn more about these programs, please visit brocku.ca/student-development-centre
Student Life and Community Experience
Student Life & Community Experience (SLCE) provides opportunities for all members of the Brock community to be active and engaged at Brock and within its surrounding communities. SLCE offer programs and services that support service-learning, civic engagement, volunteerism, and leadership development. To get involved, visit brocku.ca/student-life-community-experience