ACM Engage! Student Certificate Program

ACM Engage! Student Certificate Program. Get involved with ACM!

ACM Engage! is a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approved certificate program initiated by the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM) to help students from across U of T Scarborough find opportunities to participate and contribute to the arts, culture and media communities beyond their classroom. 

Student engagement is often cited as a key factor positively impacting academic success. We, at ACM, take great pride in supporting our students’ transition to university life, and help them develop a feeling of belongingness within the institution and our department. Enroll in a CCR-approved ACM Engage! certicate program that validates your volunteerism spirit, enhances your leadership skills and supports your professional development.

Choose from THREE certificates: Volunteer, Leader and Mentor





WHAT is Involved
• Initial goal-setting exercise
• 4 training sessions as recommended
• 25 hours of volunteer service
• Mid check-in and exit report
• Initial goal-setting exercise
• Successful completion of an ACM executive or work-study position (pending approval)
• 8 training sessions as recommended
• 10 hours of volunteer service
• Mid check-in and exit report
• Initial goal-setting exercise
• 8 training sessions as recommended
• Commit to representing us at recruitment events
• Taking on up to 5 mentees (prospective or/and 1st year students) over a year
• 20 hours of service
• Mid check-in and exit report

To Track your Progress:

1.  All ACM events are now on CLNx, where you can see their details and where you will register for every event you volunteer so that your work can be tracked.

2.  Please note that while you can sign up for as many Engage! certificates as you want, each event or workshop can only count towards one certificate. Also if you decide to count and event towards a class it cannot also count towards your Engage! certificate.

3. If you work with a student group, please have your Lead Executive (I.e. President, General Manager, etc.) email us to confirm the completion of your role at If you work as an ACM Workstudy, please have your staff supervisor email us upon completion of your role. Confirmation for both positions must be received no later than April 3rd, 2020.

4.  At the end of each semester, you will receive a Progress Report via email indicating how many training sessions you have completed according to our records. Reports can also be provided at any time upon request. 

At the end of the program:

When you complete all the requirements and an exit survey, you will receive a certificate and recognition on your CCR! And the best part: WAFFLES. We welcome all participants in the current year to join our ACM Engage! Waffle Brunch and Leadership Forum – a celebration of all students’ achievements in this program and recognition for your contribution to the Department of Arts Culture and Media.

To Sign Up:

We require students to sign up on a google form. We ask for their contact info, and which certificate they are signing up for. Applications are now OPEN!

To register for ACM Engage! please fill out our Engage! Certificate Program form.

If your student group is in need of volunteers please fill out our Volunteer Request form.

Questions? Please contact


Where are the volunteer opportunities located?

Most volunteer opportunities will be available at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Select opportunities will be off-campus in the coming school year.


Why should I join this program?

There are many benefits to your learning and campus experience by joining ACM Engage! Based on the feedback from previous years, students valued:

  • Making new friends and having fun!
  • New skills learned through getting involved
  • Sense of accomplishment through working with others and earning CCR-approved recognition
  • Soft skills development ie. Working independently, communicating with people, time management


I am entering my first year at UTSC, and I’m not sure if I can qualify to join (and I’m a little scared of meeting new people).

ACM Engage! was created with the intention of bringing people together to make it easier for you to meet and make new life-long friends. It’s the perfect way of learning what ACM is all about and how awesome it is to be a part of our community. Your time, effort, and enthusiasm is needed and much appreciated! We want to meet you and get to know you J


I’m not a part of the Arts, Culture, and Media Department. Can I still join ACM Engage?

Yes! All students at UTSC are welcome to join the certificate program and must apply online. This helps our team to track your involvement and your participation throughout the school year. Here’s a list of programs that our past Engagers have studied:


Art History and Visual Culture


Curatorial Studies

Global Asian Studies

New Media Studies




Health Studies

Political science

Computer Science

Arts Management




Music and Culture

City Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies


Can I participate in more than 1 certificate?

Yes! Please keep in mind that each certificate requires certain hours volunteered, training sessions, or attendance at events.


What is “CCR” and why is this important?

CCR stands for Co-Curricular Record and it’s the University of Toronto’s way of recognizing the activities you do outside of your classes. It helps students make the connection between their involvement and learning when applying for jobs and highlighting skills for future employers or graduate programs. You will be able to print at any point an official validated record of your involvement at U of T.

It’s not mandatory, but it’s a great way to show your work recorded officially by U of T!

To get CCR, you must also activate it separately – please go here to learn more: