Join a society

18 January 2016

There are over 100 registered student societies and organisations on campus, so you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something of interest to you.

Societies are clustered under the following broad categories:

  • Academic
    These societies – such as the Surgical Society or Biological Society – cater for students interested in interacting with each other and with leaders in their field of study. They might focus on seminars and special events, or get involved in community development programmes.
  • Faith
    These cater for the largest sector and represent all the major religions, beliefs, doctrines and denominations.
  • National/cultural
    These, such as the Abantu Zambian Society, Hellenic Students’ Association and Zimbabwe Society, represent national and cultural interests.
  • Political
    These represent national and international political organisations.
  • Special interest
    Here you’ll find a broad range of special interest and civil society groups, such as the Black Management Forum, RainbowUCT, Engineers Without Borders, the Hip-Hop Club, and Habitat for Humanity.


Find the full list of all the societies and their contact details here:

Student Societies & Organisations


Many will have information available on Jammie Plaza during O-Week so that you can decide whether you want to get involved. If you’ve missed your chance to sign up during O-Week, then visit the helpdesk on Level 5 at the Steve Biko Students’ Union.

Your subscription fees can either come off your student account (until 30 April), or be paid via the cashiers at the Steve Biko Students’ Union.

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