The Department of Philosophy encourages students to become involved in the many scholarly and social activities that make up the life of the Department and the University. Opportunities within the Department include not only the undergraduate Philosophy Students’ Association but also regularly offered colloquia and participation in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

Through the Alma Mater Society (AMS), located in the Student Union Building (SUB), there is a wide range of social, academic, recreational and cultural clubs open to students. In addition, the University operates a recreation centre and aquatic centre as well as a wide variety of food and retail services. Many of these are located in or around the SUB near the centre of the campus.