Clubs and societies

Uni isn't all about books and study. We've got loads of sports, cultural, academic, religious and social clubs and societies at each of our campuses. There’s also a range of sport and recreational groups. Make the most of your time at Deakin: meet new people, try new things, share your skills and discover your hidden talents.

Get involved

As a Deakin student you can explore more than 120 clubs and societies across our campuses. They range from sports, health and personal development clubs to academic, course and discipline-specific groups, plus religious societies and many more. There's sure to be a club or society to suit your interests.

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Find a club or society

Sports clubs and societies

Whatever sport you're into (or whatever you'd like to try), we've got a club full of people who want you to join. We've got clubs like:

Club name
Climbing/Outdoor club
Deakin Burwood Basketball Association
Deakin Dance Club
Deakin E-Sports Society Geelong
Deakin Soccer Club
Deakin Ultimate Frisbee Club
Dodgeball Club
Deakin University Football and Netball Club (Sharks) & Sharks Players United
Deakin Fencing Club (DFC)
Deakin Futsal Club
Deakin Geelong Cheer and Dance Club
Deakin Snow Riders (DSR)
Dive Club (DUUC)

Culture clubs and societies

Learning a language? Planning a holiday? Love the food? Or just want to share your culture with others? Here are just a few of the cultural clubs at Deakin:

Club name
Afro-Australian Student Organisation Deakin (AASO)
Deakin Vietnamese International Student and Extension (DEVISE)
Deakin Cultural Diversity Club (DCDC)
Hong Kong Student Society (HKSS)
Deakin Indian Pakistani Association & Community
Japan-Australia Social Society (JASS)
Deakin Indonesian Club

Academic clubs and societies

There are loads of clubs and societies that revolve around academic interests, faculties, and schools. If you're really passionate about an industry or academic subject (or even if you just want to learn a little more about it) get in touch with the club. Deakin academic clubs include:

Club name
Amnesty International Deakin Geelong
Deakin Law Students Society
Australia China Youth Association
Deakin Nursing Society (DNS)
Burwood Student Theatre Company (BuST Co)
Deakin TV (DTV)
Deakin Baha'i Society
Deakin Writers
Deakin Commerce Society (DCS)
Deakin Climate Action Group (DCAG)
Engineers Without Borders
Feminism and Equality Network Deakin (FEND)
Deakin Entrepreneurs Collective
Deakin Greens Club

Religious clubs and societies

Want to connect and share your faith? Deakin has a number of religious societies where you can discuss faith and spirituality with others.

Club name
Christian Union Burwood
Islamic Society of Deakin University (ISDU)

Social clubs and societies

Just want to meet some people that share your interests? Join a social club. Deakin’s got clubs like:

Club name
D-argh! Games and Anime
Deakin Disability Student Society (DDSS)
Mature Age Student Club (MASC)
Deakin Geelong Queer Collective
The Den (Deakin Edible Nursery)
Deakin Horror Club (DHC)
Warrnambool Deakin Fishing Club

DeakinSync Communities

DeakinSync Communities are online groups within our digital learning platform – DeakinSync – where like-minded students can connect, collaborate, support each other and even arrange to meet in person. 

You can also make your own public and private groups to help you get things done.

Deakin University Student Association (DUSA)