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UCT Student Societies and Organizations

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Are you a student or aspiring student of UCT and you want to know the UCT Students Societies and Organizations in the institution.

UCT has over 100 student societies and organizations reflecting ranges of interest including cultural, academic, social and political activities.

All societies are run by the students and it is open to all students of UCT to join. Each society does hold many educative and social activities every year including an AMG where a new leader will be elected.

The UCT student societies and organizations are partially funded by the Universities and partially from the member of the societies.

Why you should join a society?

There are many advantages to a student joining a society or organization on campus. The societies allow students to enjoy many activities that are not part of the school academic curricula.

Many societies provide support and opportunities for their members. Joining an organization or society is also an opportunity for you to meet people of like minds.

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UCT Student Societies and Organizations

There are many UCT student societies and organizations which we will list below:

Academic

There are many academic organizations and societies at UCT, the aim of these organizations is to enhance the learning and understanding of students at UCT and to bring students in contact with leaders in their field of study.

There are many academic activities like seminars where various topics are discussed with the industry leaders in attendance organized by these academic societies.

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Below are the academic societies in UCT:

Society & Website Email
AIESEC UCT aiesec@myuct.ac.za
Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals ABSIP@myuct.ac.za
Association of Built Environment Students ABES@myuct.ac.za
Association of SA Black Actuaries ASABA@myuct.ac.za
Biological Society biosoc@myuct.ac.za
Black Law Students’ Forum blsf@myuct.ac.za
Cardiac Society
Education Development Unit Student Organisation eduso@myuct.ac.za
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers ieee@myuct.ac.za
Organisational Psychology Students’ Society opss@myuct.ac.za
Psychology Society psychologysoc@myuct.ac.za
South African Medical Students’ Association samsa.uct@gmail.com
UCT Space and Astronomy Society (UCT SpaceSoc) spacesoc@myuct.ac.za
Surgical Society uctsurgical@gmail.com
UCT Marketing Association uctma@myuct.ac.za
UCT Mathematics Society MathSoc@myuct.ac.za
Dayhouse
Society & Website Email
iKhaya Day House
Faith

This is the largest sector of students gathering in UCT, it represents major religious beliefs, doctrines and denominations. Many religious organization has ties with the local religious structure.

UCT is a secular institution that accommodates all beliefs and allows students to exercise their beliefs freely without discrimination.

Society & Website Email
Acts Kolbe Catholic Society acts@myuct.ac.za
Anglican Students’ Society ansoc@myuct.ac.za
Apostolic Faith Church of Portland Oregon
Believers’ Loveworld loveworld@myuct.ac.za
Chabbab UCT
Christian Medical Fellowship cmf@myuct.ac.za
Christian Revival Church crc@myuct.ac.za
Church on Main churchonmain@myuct.ac.za
Deeper Life Fellowship dlf@myuct.ac.za
Hillsong Church hillsong@myuct.ac.za
Hindu Students’ Society hindusoc@myuct.ac.za
His People uct@hispeople.org
Jubilee Society jubilee@myuct.ac.za
Muslim Students’ Association uct@msa.org.za
Muslim Youth Movement uctmym@myuct.ac.za
Rapha Fellowship Centre rfc@myuct.ac.za
Redeemed Christian Fellowship rcf@myuct.ac.za
Seventh Day Adventist Student Movement (SDASM) sdasm@myuct.ac.za
Shofar Church shofar@myuct.ac.za
South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) saujs@myuct.ac.za
Student Christian Fellowship scf@myuct.ac.za
Student YMCA ymca@myuct.ac.za
Trees of Life Multiracial Church treesoflife.mc@gmail.com
UCT Baha’i Society bahai@myuct.ac.za
World Mission Society (Church of God) worldmissionsociety@myuct.ac.za
Zion Christian Student Fellowship zcsf@myuct.ac.za
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National/cultural

These represent national and cultural interests with the aim to broaden students exposure to the cultural dynamism of UCT.

Society & Website Email
Abantu Zambian Society zamsoc@myuct.ac.za
Congolese Society
East African Students’ Association easoc@myuct.ac.za
Ghana Society ghanasoc@myuct.ac.za
Hellenic Students’ Association HSA@myuct.ac.za
Lesotho Students’ Association lessa@myuct.ac.za
Malawi Students’ Society malawisoc@myuct.ac.za
Namibian Students’ Organisation namsoc@myuct.ac.za
Nigerian Students’ Society nigeriasoc@myuct.ac.za
UCT Asian Students Association rocsa@myuct.ac.za
Swazi Students’ Society swazisoc@myuct.ac.za
Zimbabwe Society zimsoc@myuct.ac.za
Political

These organizations represent the body of the students that are interested in politics. They hold activities where they invite politicians and scholars to speak.

Society & Website Email
Democratic Alliance Students’ Organisation daso@myuct.ac.za
InkuluFreeHeid IFH@myuct.ac.za
Palestine Solidarity Forum psf@myuct.ac.za
Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA) uctpasma@gmail.com
South African Students’ Congress sasco@myuct.ac.za
The Collective TheCollective@myuct.ac.za
United Nations Association of SA uct@unasa.org.za
Special interest

These societies represent groups of students that form a special interest or civil society groups.

Society & Website Email
Altum Sonatur
African Society For Liberty Constitution
Amnesty International amnesty_international@myuct.ac.za
Art of Living – SMILE aol@myuct.ac.za
Association of SA Black Actuaries
Ballroom and Latin Dancing Society chair@uctballroom.co.za
Bhakti Yoga Society bhaktiyoga@myuct.ac.za
Birding UCT
Black Management Forum bmf@myuct.ac.za
Cape Legion of Adventurers and War Gamers claws@myuct.ac.za
Cape Town Globalist ctglobalist@myuct.ac.za
Connoisseur connoisseur@myuct.ac.za
Debating Union debatingunion@myuct.ac.za
DJ’s Production Society
Enactus enactus@myuct.ac.za
Engineers Without Borders uct@ewbsa.org
Equal Education equaleducation@myuct.ac.za
Fashion Society
Film Society filmsoc@myuct.ac.za
Genshiken
Golden Future Project goldenfuture@myuct.ac.za
Green Campus Initiative gci@myuct.ac.za
Habitat For Humanity hfh@myuct.ac.za
Hip Hop Club hiphop@myuct.ac.za
History and Current Affairs Society hca@myuct.ac.za
Ikey Ability Chaeli Mycroft
Investment Society investsoc@myuct.ac.za
LeanIn UCT Alexandra Swanepoel
Moot Society
Photographic Society photosoc@myuct.ac.za
RainbowUCT rainbow@myuct.ac.za
Rural Support Network (RSN) rsn@myuct.ac.za
Students For a Free Tibet
Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) slsj@myuct.ac.za
Students for Life studentsforlife@myuct.ac.za
TEDxUCT tedxuct@myuct.ac.za
UCT African Choral africanchoral@myuct.ac.za
UCT Choir uctchoir@gmail.com
UCT Choir for Africa africanchoral@myuct.ac.za
UCT Consulting Club uctcc@myuct.ac.za
UCT Developers Society uctdevelopers@myuct.ac.za
UCT Entrepreneurs Society uctentrepreneurs@myuct.ac.za
Vegilicious Vegilicious@myuct.ac.za
We Are Animals weareanimals.uct@gmail.com
Wine and Cultural Society winesoc@myuct.ac.za
Women in Computer Science (WCS-UCT) women.cs.uct@gmail.com
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How to join a society at UCT

A student of UCT can become a member of a society or organization throughout their academic years in UCT. When new students resume UCT, different organizations will showcase themselves on the Jameson Plaza.

Students can sign with a society of their choice and they can have the subscription fees charged to their student account or pay in cash to the cashiers in the Steve Biko Students’ Union.

If you were not able to join in the O-week, you can visit the Societies Helpdesk on Level 5, Steve Biko Students’ Union or contact Societies to sign up to get more information or sign up.

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