Student Activities – VOH

FAQs Student Activities

Through the Student Activities department, John Abbott offers the most comprehensive opportunities for students to enrich their personal development and college experience. Students are encouraged to get involved so that they can meet new friends and express new ideas. It can sometimes be overwhelming with 6500 students on campus. Getting involved will allow a student to find their own space at John Abbott. Student Activities department:
  • Acts as advisors to student government, clubs, school newspaper and radio station
  • Develop social, cultural, educational, health and awareness activities
  • Develop learning opportunities through life skill courses and leadership opportunities
  • Organize theme weeks and special events. Examples include Carnival, Multicultural Week, Variety Shows and Orientation for new students
  • Organize and coordinate extra-curricular trips
Student Activities takes the holistic approach to education and the development of the student. Students will develop critical thinking skills, character, citizenship, social and leadership skills through involvement in student governance, clubs, college committees, leadership opportunities, volunteerism and project/event development. Students learn the importance of commitment, time management, communication and teamwork. They will meet new friends who are like minded, develop a sense of belonging to the college, have a higher level of satisfaction with their college experience and generally do better academically.
There are many ways to get involved at John Abbott.
  • Join a club or student government
  • Join a college committee to promote student rights
  • Help plan a special event by joining an organizing committee
  • Volunteer for one of the many Student Services departments
  • Sign up for one of the many life skill courses
  • Come by Student Activities to see an advisor with an idea or creative initiative you would like to see happen
There are over 40 student-led clubs that students can join. There is something for everyone. If one does not exist, then we welcome students to start a new one with the help of one of the Student Activities advisors. Here is a list of clubs that new students can join in the Fall: AMNESTY ANIME (JAPANESE ANIMATION) ARTS & CRAFT BANDERSNATCH (NEWSPAPER) BLACK STUDENT UNION BUSINESS CASE CHESS CHRISTIAN CONCERT BAND COOKING CSKY (RADIO STATION) DANCE DEBATE DEV CLUB (Coding) ECOJAC (Environmental & Sustainability) FREE THE CHILDREN (WE Club) GAMERS HARRY POTTER HILLEL (JEWISH) INDIGENOUS CULTURE CONSERVATION JAC HARVEST (Gardening) JAC IMPACT (Cancer Awareness) Jack.org (Mental Health) JACMUN (JAC MODEL UNITED NATIONS) KPOP (Korean Dance) LATINO LOCUS (LITERARY MAGAZINE) MSA (MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION) MEDLIFE OAC (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB: HIKING/CAMPING, KAYAKING, ROCK CLIMBING) PAGAN QUEER HUB ROBOTICS SMASH BROTHERS SPACE TRASH TALK (Environmental) VEGAN WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)
Life skill courses are mini courses that teach basic skills while in a fun setting. Most courses have a small fee associated with them. Examples include: Bartending Cookie Decorating Workshop Cooking Essential Oils First Aid & CPR (includes certification) Group Fitness Courses Income Tax Self Defense for Women Sign Language (ASL)
In addition to planning activities and events, Student Activities is responsible for the following:
  • John Abbott ID Cards
  • Distribution of the College agenda book
  • Operation of the Oval Coffee House
In person: We encourage students to visit our office located in Herzberg 159 MIO: Student Activities Email: studentactivities@johnabbott.qc.ca