How to Get Involved

Join a Committee

Check out our committee schedule and a description of what committees are. These are all open committees, so you can just pop on in!

Attend Board Meetings

We have board meetings two Mondays a month at 6pm, which are live streamed via our Facebook page. You can see past minutes and upcoming agendas, too.

Volunteer with Us

We’re looking for many awesome volunteers throughout the year, and especially at the beginning of the term!

Board Updates

Hey all! I’m writing this coming off a relaxing little puppy playtime. Events have been going smoothly as we’ve moved into our more regular schedule. Coming up this month we’ve got our Hot Lunch on the 21st, from 11:30 til 1:30. After that, we’ve got our November Slushfest! I’m very excited about this one — on the 23rd and 24th, I’ve got local bands playing a show in the SUB! The night of the 23rd is ticketed, so be sure to get some before they’re gone! Finally, we’ve got a Clothing Swap coming up all day on the 29th, out of the Michelle Pujol room. I’ll be accepting donations on the 27th and 28th from my office, as well as during the event. All leftover clothes are donated, and there’s no limit on how much you can give or take!

Hope to see you all out here this month!


UVSS Statements

UVSS Statement on the ongoing issue of Israel-Palestine

Dear UVSS Members,

We, as an organization, wish to hold space for the profound collective grief and rage our campus community has been experiencing over the last month due to the war in Palestine and Israel.  The UVSS has been made aware of numerous incidents of Islamophobia and antisemitism as we have engaged with affected community members. This has included physical harassment and hate speech.

This is unacceptable.

Read the full statement here

UVSS National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statement 2023

Tomorrow, September 30th, is National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. The intention of the day is to recognize the ongoing harm caused by the colonial system to Indigenous communities, and to honour those lost to its violence. We recognize that the UVSS, as all colonial institutions are, is an imposition to the land of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) and WSÁNEĆ Peoples which we currently reside on.

Click here to read the full statement.

UVSS Statement in Response to the UVic Sexualized Violence Alert – September 2023

Content Warning: Sexualized Violence on Campus

The UVSS was made aware of the incident of sexualized violence that recently occurred on campus just minutes before the emergency alert was sent to the wider university community last night. Our thoughts are with the survivor and we earnestly hope they are able to find peace and healing as time moves forward.

Click here to read the full statement.

Health and Dental Plan

Who’s Covered?

Undergrad students who are members of the UVSS and are registered in at least 3 units of on-campus classes in September or January including co-op or distance students are automatically covered by the UVSS Enhanced Health & Dental Plan.

Two Coverage Options?

UVSS Members now have access to a flexible benefit model that offers students two different coverage options, the Enhanced Plan (higher coverage at higher cost) and the Basic Plan (lower coverage at lower cost).

Change of Coverage

Choose your coverage plan , mix and match portions of both, or opt out during the Change-of-Coverage Period each year.

  • Fall: August 24th to September 22nd
  • Winter: December 22nd to January 22nd

See for more info.