Groups & Societies

Something for everyone

University life isn’t just about books. King’s has a diverse selection of clubs, societies and organizations for you to join and enjoy.

Groups & Societies

The Arts Abstract

An arts and music publication. Sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook

Best Buddies: University of King’s College Chapter

Pairs student volunteer mentors with people with intellectual disabilities.

CKDU 88.1FM 

Halifax’s only campus-community radio station, CKDU has been serving the community since 1985.

Contemporary Studies Society

Represents the Contemporary Studies Programme, encouraging students to engage with their professors, ideas, and peers through both colloquia and social events.

King’s Pizza Appreciation Society 

Crafting creative recipes for pizzas from locally sourced ingredients.

Dalhousie / King’s Swimming Society

Provides free swimming lessons throughout Halifax.

Dalhousie / King’s Vaudeville Fashion Design Show Society 

An annual showcase of original, student-produced garments, including choreography, music, production technology, dance, and garment design.

Dalhousie / King’s Swing Dance Society 

Teaches the art of swing dancing and hosts dance events throughout the year.

Day Students’ Society

Provides activities to day students.

Dornish Red Society 

A group to discuss and critique episodes of the TV hit Game of Thrones.

Early Modern Studies Society 

Fosters interest and discussion about the Early Modern period, with social events, lectures, the Student Conference of the Early Modern, and our annual journal Babel.

The Haliburton Society 

Founded in 1884, this the oldest university literary society in North America. Celebrates great works of poetry and prose through readings and discussions.

History of Science and Technology Society (HSTCsoc) 

Fosters a dialogue amongst all students about HOST, and supports HOST students in their studies.

King’s Chorus 

A welcoming community of veteran and beginner choristers who meet weekly to rehearse in preparation for a concert each semester.

King’s Christian Fellowship

Helping students deepen their understanding of the teachings of Jesus and their relationship to them. Inclusive and welcoming to students from all backgrounds.

King’s Cribbage League 

Features weekly tournaments and tutorials.

King’s Dance Collective 

Provides non-competitive workshops, shows and recitals. Open to all ages and skill levels.

King’s Doctor Who Society

Provides a space for those with a passion for British sci-fi television.

King’s Feminist Collective

Provides a safe space for individuals of all genders who are interested in or passionate about feminist issues.

King’s Footlights 

Practice the fundamentals of sketch comedy, creative theatre writing , shooting, and performing comedy of all kinds.

King’s Foreign Film Society

Explores all cinema styles and genres.

King’s Hockey Society

Connects fans and players, on and off the ice for casual ball hockey, grudge matches versus rival residences, or stimulating chats in the Wardroom.

King’s Image Photography Society

Combining creativity and love of photography. All skill levels and styles are welcome.

King’s Jewish Connection 

A fun, safe space for anyone interested in learning about and celebrating Jewish culture.

King’s Outdoor Society 

Explores the wilderness around Halifax. Follow us on Facebook.

King’s Mind 

An organization for all King’s and Dalhousie students who are interested in the science or philosophy of the mind.

King’s PRIDE Society

Creating a safe space for LGTBQ individuals, we also raise awareness in the community about homophobia and transphobia, and host community events.

King’s Squash Club 

Provides access to coaching and an extra level of competition for those interested. Open to all skill levels.

King’s Theatrical Society 

A student theatre company engaged in every facet of theatre.

King’s Wordsmiths

The King’s Wordsmiths Creative Writing Society was founded by writers, for writers.

Le Salon

A relaxed atmosphere for students to practice their French conversation skills.

The Michael Cera Society 

Promotes the cause of Michael Cera on campus and in our heads and minds.


Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, one of 26 PIRGs across Canada.

Platypus Affiliated Society

Group aimed at political junkies. Fosters growth of critical discourse engaged with leftist politics.

The Philistine

Publication celebrating the creative talent of the King’s community.

Saint Andrew’s Mission Society (SAMS)

One of King’s oldest societies, we help students find volunteer opportunities in the community.


King’s and Dal’s debate society. Our debaters take part in tournaments across Canada, the northeastern US, and internationally.

The South House 

The South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre is a feminist, sex-positive, trans-positive, inclusive resource centre and referral service.

Sunrise Sadhana Society

A safe space to practice yoga, meditation, breathing, and chanting.

Students Against Israeli Apartheid

Tabletop Gaming Society

Features weekly events and games. Like us on Facebook.

Unconscious Collective Vocal Ensemble

A Dalhousie/King’s student a capella choir.

Young Alexandra Society (YAS)

A historically women-run, non-profit charity organization that hosts fundraisers for local HRM-based charities.

World University Service of Canada: King’s Chapter 

A society aimed at decreasing global inequality.

Want to start your own society?

Get in touch with the KSU VP of Student Life

“King’s has so many opportunities for extracurricular activities in which to get involved. And the more I got involved and the more work and experience I got the more I wanted and the more I figured out what I wanted to do afterwards.”

Davis Carr
Davis Carr

Communications Assistant, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Arts & Humanities, 2012