Getting involved

We encourage all of our students in the Department of Political Science to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus as part of your undergraduate experience. These opportunities can help build lasting friendships and connections that can become an important part of your time at UTSC and long after your studies. With over 150 clubs and organizations available across three campuses, created by students, there are a lot to choose from, with a great variation of fields of interest. For a complete list of clubs at the University of Toronto Scarborough please click here.

For some of the most popular clubs on campus for Political Science, Public Policy and Public Law students, please see the list below:

PSSA Political Science Student Association

The Political Science Student Association (PSSA) is the Departmental Student Association (DSA) representing political science, public policy, and public law students at the University of Toronto Scarborough.  They are committed to serving as a liaison between students and the Department of Political Science, advocating for the academic interests of students, creating external (including career and post-graduate) opportunities for students, maintaining a nonpartisan, non-oppressive space for all, and promoting the study of political science and public policy.

Please visit PSSA’s facebook page for more information

University of Toronto Model Parliament (UTMP)

Each year UTMP holds a conference on the current problems of the day through a meaningful political discussion on provincial and or federal politics. The conference is held annually at either the Federal House of Commons, or the Provincial Legislature, with committee meetings happening throughout The University of Toronto St. George Campus. Through experiencing UTMP, delegates will achieve a more nuanced understanding of the political processes that are needed to legitimize government policy and law; as well as knowledge about the different sides of the debate around contentious issues in a pan-Canadian context; and skills such as effective public speaking and diplomacy between rival partisan interests.

If you would like more information please visit UTMP

University of Toronto Model United Nations

If you're interested in global issues and current world situations then we encourage you to join UTMUN. The organization works to promote a greater understanding of the importance of United Nations and how it operates. UTMUN membership is open to all University of Toronto students. UTMUN will provide its members the opportunity to attend Model United Nation conferences hosted by renowned universities from all over North America.

If you would like more information please visit UTMUN

Co-op Students’ Association

The CSA is a student association designed around organizing and implementing events, providing all necessary resources and acting as a unified voice on behalf of all Co-op students at the University of Toronto Scarborough.  If you are a Co-op Student and would like more information, please visit the CSA.