NEW CLUBS: Want to start your own graduate student club? SOGS’ Orientation and Social Committee (OSC) can help! Review and complete our new Clubs application process.

Board Game Club

Love board games? Want to link up with folx who are keen to meet new friends and try out some new board games, both in person and online?

Want to join the club? Contact the Club Chair, Nicole Devos (

Did you know that SOGS has a collection of over 60 board games at the Grad Club? We regularly host a monthly Board Game Night at the Grad Club.

Key words: Social

Book Club

Love to read? SOGS Book Club hosts monthly meetings where you get to share the love of literature but also rant, vent, and commiserate over the hilariousness of some poorly written fiction. Membership is free.

For the month of January, we’re reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, a fantasy adventure story about  a grad student who finds a mysterious book in the library stacks.
Want to participate? Head over to the #literary-adventures channel on the SOGS Discord Server (join the server at Chat with fellow bookworms, make new grad school friends, and take a break from academic work.

Get in touch with the Book Club organizer, Celina De Lancey (, if you have any questions.  

Key words: Social, literary



The Inked Quill Guild: SOGS Chapter 

The Inked Quill Guild is a club all about inks and pens. All things fountain pens, dip pens, calligraphy, inks, etc. belong here. This clubs hosts ink swaps, coordinates pen pals, workshops, and group orders (from places like Wonder Pens, Goulet Pens, or Cult Pens, to save on shipping costs), and hosts a discord channel on the SOGS server for ongoing inky dialogue. As we are new, we are open to feedback from our members on what they would like to see. We plan to evolve and develop based on past events.
Get in touch with the Inked Quill Guild club organizer, Kate McDonald, if you have any questions.  

Key words: creative, social


Running Club

*The club is on hold due to current pandemic health and safety measures.

Are you a runner, or someone who wants to start running, but don’t want to do it alone? Consider joining the SOGS Running Club. Runners of all levels welcome! 

If you’re interested in joining or want more information, please fill out our intake form here:

Get in touch with the Running Club organizer, Jarl Taxeras Flaten (, if you have any questions.

Key words: health, social

WesternU Anti-Caste Club

Are you passionate about equality? Do you want to dismantle socio-cultural hierarchies? Join the WesternU Anti-Caste Club. The club meets monthly.

The club seeks to: host reading and discussion sessions of anti-caste literature; and advocate for equality claims of historically  marginalized Dalit, Bahujan, and Adivasi (DBA) folx to be recognized; foreground the concerns of anti-caste movements across India, South Asia, as well as other regions further afield more broadly. The club aims to imbue WesternU with an anti-caste consciousness and ethics in the campus community. 

Want to join the club? Get in touch with the Club chair, Sohini Chatterjee (

Key words: political, advocacy, social justice

WesternU Buddhist Society 

The Western University Buddhist Society (Western UBS) is a friendly community for students who wish to learn about the philosophy and history of Buddhism.
The ultimate purpose of this club is to educate students at Western on Buddhist values, beliefs, customs, and culture. We want to provide resources and opportunities to Western students in order for them to learn about what Buddhism is and what it means to be Buddhist.
Contact Kody Muncaster ( ) to join.
Key words: advocacy, social, spiritual