Welcome to SFU Student Groups of the Rotunda!
What are the SFU Student Groups of the Rotunda?
We are student-run organizations who can help you get involved in the campus community in a meaningful way. We all operate independently, although some of us are funded by the Simon Fraser Student Society, and are technically part of it. Others are funded directly by SFU students through small fee levies and are incorporated as independent non-profit societies.
As well as our different focuses, we all offer volunteer and job training opportunities, skills and trailing, social space and a way for you to plug into life on the SFU campus and beyond.
Check out the groups that interest you and find out what we have to offer and how you can get involved.
Make your university experience the best it can be, take part in the SFU community: gain skills, find resources and meet great people!
Where are these groups located?
We're located in "the Rotunda", which is officially called the Transportation Centre. Hence all our addresses begin with a "TC". We're right above the first bus loop as you enter the campus.
The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice. Our mission is to engage students in social and environmental justice, and we do this through education, action, and research initiatives.
There are many amazing ways to get involved with SFPIRG, access great resources, gain new skills and be part of this vibrant campus community. Come by and check out our services, resources, library, workshops & trainings, research program (ARX) and volunteer opportunites. We are located in TC326 in the Rotunda.
The First Nations Students Association is a student funded and student run rotunda group which is instrumental in supporting an Aboriginal community of campus. The FNSA provides relaxed social gatherings, support, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and communication with other Aboriginal organizations.
All students of Aboriginal ancestry are considered to be members of the FNSA and are encouraged to participate in FNSA events. These are exciting times at the FNSA. We have the opportunity to make some important changes at SFU and encourage you to play a part in shaping the direction of the work of the FNSA. Share your ideas at our semi monthly meetings.
We welcome all members' presence, questions, and participation at meetings, potlucks, cultural events and celebrations. Or if you're just looking to connect with Aboriginal student community on campus, please come by and see us!
Out On Campus
OOC is a volunteer-run centre at SFU that seeks to create & maintain a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and genders. We are a department of the Simon Fraser Student Society.
A wide variety of social programming & educational events are offered each semester, including discussion groups, movie screenings, craft nights, potlucks, educational workshops, fundraisers, pub nights, and more. Attending OOC events is a great way to meet new people, discuss interesting topics, learn new skills, support the LGBT community & enjoy the company of queer & transgender people, our friends & allies.
CJSF 90.1 fm
CJSF is a non-profit, volunteer-run, SFU campus and community radio station situated right on top of Burnaby Mountain. Our mandate is to provide diverse, high-quality radio programming, the kind of programming mainstream media often ignores. You can say our musical tastes are eclectic--hip-hop, reggae, thrash metal, electronica, 1960's surfer rock, and Portuguese folk music are just some of the sounds you'd find in our jukebox. CJSF also has an extraordinary spoken-word department that reports on everything from community arts, to social justice, to mental health and wellness issues.
CJSF is currently operated by over 150 enthusiastic and creative volunteers from the campus and community. Volunteers can be found doing a variety of activities: hosting their own radio show, excavating the music archives, reporting from political and activist rallies, staging special music events, DJ'ing on the Pride Float, designing the awesome stickers, magnets, t-shirts, and posters you can pick up at the station yourself.
The African & Caribbean Heritage Students' Association is a student organization at Simon Fraser University that works to initiate and maintain fellowship between students interested in the African and Caribbean cultural heritage and students of African and Caribbean descent.
SFU Women's Centre
We offer a comfortable space where all self-identified women can go to relax, study, cook and eat, learn practical skills, and access resources. It is a place where women can connect with each other, share experiences and find support in making university life the best it can be. We strive to make this space anti-racist, non-homophobic, pro-choice, sex-positive, pro-feminist and inclusive of trans-women. The lounge is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are a department of the Simon Fraser Student Society.