Residence & Campus Life

Clubs & Societies


A lot of what you learn at Acadia will take place outside the classroom. We encourage you to participate in clubs and societies to meet people, play your favourite sports, explore new hobbies, and help serve the community

We offer over 80 clubs and societies grouped into three categories. You can also apply to create your own club or society, which provides benefits in funding, booking space, and more.

 Visit the Acadia Students' Union for more information

Welcome Week volunteer leaders lead a cheer and dance


Our academic clubs and societies are typically based around shared interests or fields of study. These clubs are a great way to meet peers in your degree program and to network with other students. Students are also creating new academic clubs around subjects that are not formally taught at Acadia, like photography.


  • Acadia Business Society
  • Acadia Photographic Society
  • Acadia University Psychology Association
  • Fletcher Geology Club
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Acadia Bachelor of Business Administration students cheering their program at an exhibition hockey gamePhoto courtesy of the Acadia Business Society.


Athletic clubs include both club sports and non-varsity athletics pursuits, from dance and cheerleading to ringette and field hockey. Some sports clubs are "High Performance" and compete regionally, while others are more recreational and instructional. You may also be interested in our intramural leagues.


  • Acadia Axemen Baseball Team
  • Acadia Equestrian Team
  • Acadia Fencing Club
  • Acadia Ultimate Frisbee
  • Acadia Women's Hockey Team

Acadia Curling Club members in action at the rinkPhoto courtesy of Nick Pearce.


Social clubs will connect you with other passionate students who share your beliefs, heritage, or interests in volunteerism and service. Several of the volunteerism-oriented clubs offer you opportunities to make a difference locally and internationally.


  • Acadia Film Society
  • Acadia Global Brigades
  • Black Students' Association
  • Enactus Acadia
  • Fair Trade Acadia

Acadia Helping Refugees members raise funds at an event in the KC Irving Centre