Societies are an integral part of campus life here at King's. While at many universities societies are limited to department-specific groups such as the Society for Physiology Students, or the Society for History Students, here we do things a little differently. Societies at King’s range from the properly pretentious Haliburton Society to the outrageous King’s Theatrical Society, and the quirky King’s Anime and Manga Palooza. Each of these societies has been ratified by the KSU and as such is eligible to receive KSU funding. Societies are also required to follow the bylaws of the KSU and are subject to policy decisions made by Council and the Internal Vice President. A basic outline of current policies can be viewed by downloading the Society Guidelines and Application Package, in the Society Forms section.
The other link under societies is a list of this year’s ratified societies and a short blurb about each. If nothing in the list quite suits your fancy, you can start your own society. All you need to do is download a society guidelines and ratification package, or pick one up in the KSU office, read it, fill it out, and submit it to the KSU Internal Vice President. Provided everything is in order, the Internal Vice President will recommend your society to be ratified by Council. Note: This process must be followed by ALL societies each year. Even if they have been active from time immemorial, groups failing to follow this process will not be recognized by the KSU as a Society for that academic year.
Once you’ve been ratified, you’re away to the races. Funding requests may be submitted to the Financial Vice President and Funding Request forms are available both in electronic format on this website and in hard copy in the KSU office.
For general inquiries about KSU societies, contact the Vice President (Student Life). firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to advertise a society meeting or event in the KSU’s weekly newsletter, TWAK (This Week at King’s), please send your submissions by Saturday noon the weekend before your event to the Communications Vice President (email@example.com)
Due to the unique connection between Dalhousie and King’s, students from both schools are often highly engaged and take on leadership roles on their sister campus. This award recognizes the contribution of a Dalhousie Student to the King’s Community. It is the sister award to the Student Impact Award for King’s Students at Dalhousie, which acknowledges the contribution of a King’s student to the Dalhousie community.
Any member of the King’s/Dal community may nominate a registered Dalhousie student who makes a significant contribution to the King’s community through commitment to the activities and spirit of King’s. A nominee may demonstrate involvement in classroom activities, athletics, music, theatre, or any other extra-curricular activity. The student may also be, more simply, someone who is a positive presence on campus.