Student Programs

Varsity Sports and Intramurals

It’s no accident that St. Mike’s has a storied history of athletics. One of our guiding principles has always been that supporting athletics reflects a commitment to the formation of the whole person, with the physical rigours of the playing field complementing the intellectual rigours of the classroom.

Athletics also serves as a significant source of community and school spirit, whether you’re involved primarily with an intramural team or with a nationally ranked Varsity Blues squad.

UofT offers a wide range of intramural and varsity level sports and St. Mike’s has its very own intramural teams that compete! For more information on how to join or create a St. Mike’s team please follow @smcsuathletics on Instagram, or contact SMCSU’s VP of Athletics, at athletic.smcsu@gmail.com

University of Toronto Intramurals:

The Intramural program at the University of Toronto offers a diverse range of sports to meet every student’s interest! The intramural program offers leagues in all skill levels, on all campuses, weekend tournaments, and more. Some of the many leagues offered are Glow in the Dark Dodgeball, Softball, Badminton, and FIFA soccer on Xbox!

You can join intramurals as a free agent or as a whole team. Check out the leagues and tournaments on the UofT sports and recreation page.

University of Toronto Varsity Sports:

UofT offers many sports at the varsity level which means competitive competition teams, including a wide variety of varsity-level teams, check the UofT Varsity Blues website to find the full list of teams and tryout information.

Not interested in playing? More interested in cheering on your Varsity Blues teams? Check out the cheerleading team for more information on how you can support the school’s teams!

Clubs at St. Michael’s College

From shared hobbies and interests to causes and activism, the more than 20 clubs at St. Michael’s offer the chance for you to make new friends and develop skills and experience that can lead to future career opportunities.

The St. Michael’s community is richer for the variety of student organizations that create community, put on events, and further the extracurricular education of students at the college.

On this page, you will find a virtual club fair for all the clubs recognized at St. Mike’s. You can also learn how to create your own club/student organization.

St. Mike’s Recognized clubs 2021-2022:

Build SMC

Minecraft Club

We are a group of SMC students that builds community through Minecraft

Clean SMC

Environmental Club

Promoting sustainability initiatives within the St Michael’s College community

Communicatable & Talking Circles

Communicatable is a place for students to build social/communication skills across a variety of settings, locations, and online platforms. Talking Circles is a place where students can come to relieve their stresses and worries- somewhere students receive support and a listening ear.

Italian Undergraduate Students Cultural Association

To maintain and promote Italian cultural appreciation for the undergraduate students of UofT.

Nyantende Foundation

UofT Chapter

The Nyantende Foundation, strives to bridge the education gap that exists between the developed and developing world.

Pair-A-Dice Gaming

Pair-a-Dice is a board game club based in UTSG! We have 50+ games in our collection.

SMC Inclusive

Social Club

SMCInclusive’s primary mission is to represent all students that identify and are allied with the LGBTQQ2AIP+ community within SMC. The club is a social and outreach group for students and staff at St. Michael’s College (SMC)

Troubadours

Drama Society

The St. Michael’s Troubadours, or the Troubs, are a student-run drama society that strives to foster a representative, inclusive, anti-racist, and welcoming community that is committed to creating space for students to showcase and develop their artistic capabilities. Every season consists of plays, musicals, and other theatre pieces, all of which are produced and performed by students in the U of T theatre community.

Wellness Council

Drama Society

All things wellness at St. Mike’s!We are a student initiative on campus dedicated to providing students access to wellness-based events.

University of Toronto Students for Life

Drama Society

Affirming the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.

Steps for Starting Your Own Club

If you do not see your interest on the list, consider starting your own club/organization. To do so follow these steps:

Creating your own club begins at the end of July when you can contact the SMCSU VP of Academics at academic.smcsu@gmail.com to express your interest. The VP will provide you with the bylaws detailing the rules and documents required for club recognition.

Things to keep in mind when beginning this process: defining the purpose of your club and how it contributes to the SMC community, writing a constitution, and forming a leadership team of at least five
The last step in club recognition is finding general members and collecting student petitions to support the formation of your club. The best way to showcase your club and find new members is by signing up to be a part of the SMC Clubs Fair. To sign up, please contact our VP of Academics.
If you have any questions or need help preparing your documents, feel free to reach out to the VP of Academics or President of SMCSU.

Student Newspaper

The Mike is the official bi-weekly undergraduate newspaper at the University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto, and was established in 1947.

The Mike has complete editorial autonomy from St. Michael’s, and is a proud member of the Canadian University Press.

To get involved or learn more about the paper, head over to www.readthemike.com.

St. Michael’s College Student Union

The St. Michael’s College Student Union is the body of Student Government at St. Mike’s. Made up of 9 council members in the second year or higher. The positions include President, Vice President, Vice President Finance, Vice President Academic, Vice President Community Life, Vice President Arts, Vice President Communications, Vice President Religious and Community Affairs, and Vice President Athletics. SMCSU has an office space in Brennan Hall, within the COOP, where they offer free printing, ping-pong and pool equipment, and ice skates for rental. You can learn more about SMCSU at www.usmcsu.ca or by emailing president.smcsu@gmail.com.

Watch this video, to learn more about what SMCSU has to offer!

Elections are hosted in Late February/Early March of each academic year, please consult the SMCSU website for nomination packages and details for running.

Follow SMCSU on social media for the most up-to-date information on events and resources!

Sponsored Programs Student Societies

St. Michael’s is home to four sponsored programs, each of which has a dedicated student society that offers academic and social programming.

Book and Media Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books, reading, and electronic and digital media in cultures past and present.
Book and Media Studies Student Association
Foolscap Journal

Christianity and Culture

Undergraduate Program

The Christianity and Culture Program offers students an opportunity to explore the transformative power of the Gospel through critical, academic studies of how the Christian faith has shaped—and been shaped by—the institutions, artistic expressions, and intellectual achievements of Western and world cultures.
Christianity and Culture Club
Saeculum Undergraduate Academic Journal

Celtic Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program introduces students to a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Celtic Studies Student Union
Garm Lu

Medieval Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program introduces students to a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Medieval Studies Undergraduate Society

UofT-wide Activities

Clubs and Student Organizations at the University of Toronto:
The University of Toronto has a large number of clubs and organizations that are open to all students. For a complete list please visit the Ulife website.

Course Unions at the University of Toronto:
Course Unions are another great way of getting involved in your academic community on campus! Course unions represent the students in disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science. By taking any course you are automatically a part of them. There are nearly 55-course unions offering academic and social support and services for their students.