Student Life

Make more of your university experience

You're at university — congratulations! Now's your opportunity to do so much more than succeed at your studies!

Get involved socially! Learn leadership skills! Make the moves to a promising career! And so much more. Check out all the ways FASS makes student life exciting, informative and fun!

Have questions about being a FASS student at SFU?

Your FASS peer, Mariah, is here to answer your questions and help you out. 

Times listed are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Mariah is available to chat Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-4pm.

Connect with Arts Central

Arts Central is open to student groups and clubs active in the faculty and who are looking to connect either with other students or to receive support from the student engagement coordinator.

Join the FASS Connections program in Burnaby, the FASS One program in Surrey or a Student Union to meet other students and get involved within FASS.


Contact Stephanie Reinhardt

Coordinator, Student Engagement
(778) 927-9984
AQ 3020

Social community

Get introduced to your university community! Here's your guide to getting the help you need to feel connected.

Become a FASS Mentee

As a FASS Mentee you will experience an increase sense of belonging and well-being through supportive connections with an upper-year FASS student.

Get involved with SASS

Just as you are passionate about the courses you take and the causes you support, SASS (the Society of Arts and Social Sciences) is passionate about the students they represent, you! 

Join the faculty student union Discord

Join the SASS Discord channel, open to all verifiable FASS students. Connect to students in similar programs or those sharing interests.

Join a club or create your own!

Discover an SFSS Club connecting you to a shared academic or professional interest! Three student Clubs FASS highly recommends are Model United Nations Club, the SFU Pre-Law Society and the SFU Debate Society!

Follow @fass.engage

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Get news about events and programs you can get involved with, and ways to improve your academic journey with friends and colleagues.

Attend DSU Academic and Career nights

DSU's are FASS's Departmental Student Unions. They bridge the gap between you, your department and Faculty, and the SFSS. Come out and meet some new friends!


Now that you've connected to your university community, pass it on! Help new students by sharing your experiences and new skills.

Explore MyInvolvement

MyInvolvement is your one stop shop for opportunities. Register for career and leadership development programs and apply for volunteer and paid on campus positions.

Complete the Passport to Leadership progarm

Passport to Leadership gives you the necessary skills to make a difference in your future workplace. Successfully complete the series and receive Co-Curricular Record recognition.

Become a FASS peer mentor

As a Welcome Leader or Peer Mentor you will gain friendships and connections, while you build up your resume as you provide guidance to new students. 

Participate in the Student Ambassador program

The Student Ambassador Program is an umbrella of various opportunities for getting involved on campus, including volunteering and participating in certain workshops.


Put your newly found skills and experience into practice. Get job experience that'll jazz up your resume and make employers take notice.

Apply for a co-op position today

Want to broaden your career options and sharpen your skills as a critical thinker, writer, speaker, researcher, communicator and leader? Arts and Social Sciences Co-op is where you get paid to build skills and expertise.

Join a Departmental Student Union as an executive member

Student unions are elected, student-run bodies that represent undergraduate students. They bridge the gap between you, your department and Faculty, and the Simon Fraser Student Society

Apply for the Work-Study program

The Work-Study Program is an opportunity to participate in research-based projects and earn a supplemental income. 

Employment opportunities

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and myInvolvement are two of the best places to find jobs. Employment and Career Support 2020 is another great resource.

Prepare your resume and cover letter

Looking for work requires work! Get help from SFU’s career services and get your applications looking the best they can.

Get in touch with Arts Central

Network with your friends at Arts Central for upcoming academic and mingling opportunities. Yes, we're still doing this online!


While in school, expand your network and reach your greatest heights!

Write for undergraduate journals

Submitting your work to a FASS undergraduate journal is a great way to gain experience in publishing and to share your work with others.

Sign up for a Semester in Dialogue

SFU's Semester in Dialogue is a one-semester, full-time program designed to inspire students with a sense of civic responsibility and encourage their passion for improving society. 

Write for The Peak

SFU’s independent student newspaper, The Peak is open to contributions from all students. 15 editors and seven staff members put the weekly paper together.

Consider Honours

For all Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours degrees, students complete a minimum of 120 units. You must apply and be accepted into an honours program.


Fun opportunities to study abroad, meet new people and expand your understanding of the world.

Study abroad through a field school program

A Field School can be described as an extended field trip, or an off-campus delivery of SFU courses for a group of 10 - 20 students. Most Field Schools are full term programs, directed by an SFU instructor, consisting of 9 to 12 units of selected courses.

Complete an international co-op

Employers from across Canada and abroad are always looking to hire Arts Co-op students who read between the lines, think independently, draw conclusions and communicate effectively. Build your resume and get paid while you work on your degree.


Next level involvement at SFU! Are you interested in understanding how decisions are made that influence all SFU students? Want to have your voice heard so you can be part of making those decisions? We recommend you get involved in governance!

Join the SFSS as a board member

Run for a position on the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of all SFU students.

Join an SFSS committee

Take part in one of SFSS's 10 committees, including accessibility, BIPOC, events, and more.

Join SFU's Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at SFU. There are 15 members including two elected students, you could be one of them.

Run for senate

Senate is responsible for the academic governance of the University. Meet with SFU's chancellor, president, and others once a month.