Are you a first-year student? This is your opportunity to be a leader.
Apply to join a Hart House Club or Committee and you could play a part in important initiatives, like planning a concert series in the Arbour Room, hosting a dialogue on sustainable economics with leading figures, helping the Theatre select its next season, developing tri-campus health and wellness events, or advancing a global initiative for food equity and sustainability.
With a seat for a first-year student on each of Hart House’s 10 student-led Standing Committees, this is the time to make a difference in the fields of: Alumni, Art, Debates, Farm, Finance, Literary & Library, Music, Recreational Athletics, Social Justice, and Theatre.
First Year Student Voting Member Applications
One voting position on each committee is held for a first year student. Apply now, and even if you don’t get that one position, you can still participate as a non-voting committee member.
All first year University of Toronto students
Applications are now closed.
How to apply:
First Year Student Committee Application Form
Applications are now closed. Check back in January 2016 for more opportunities.
Hart House Standing Committee Descriptions
Standing Committees meet approximately every 3 weeks – some in the morning, some in the evening depending on student availability. Through your commitment and input you will learn about committee process, event planning and management, and financial management – at the same time as making your voice heard and your ideas a reality! Hart House has long stood as a place of learning, expression and fun. Be a part of that action!
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. The Hart House Alumni Committee presents a number of enjoyable programs and events each year. Dine with a guest at the Annual Dinner Series.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Work in association with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery that produces a year-round program of contemporary art exhibitions, artist and curatorial residencies, and educational events. Have an active role in research, guided tours, receptions, lectures, screenings, and visits with artists and curators.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Bring dialogue, discussion and debate about important issues to campus. Develop your skills in public speaking, organization and promotion. Organize major invitational and high school debating tournaments. Participate in community outreach projects with local high schools.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Work and play at the 150-acre Hart House Farm in the Caledon Hills. Plan and execute four seasonal celebrations, help preserve the Farm’s natural beauty, develop and review policies for the use of the Farm. There is no better place to learn “outside the classroom” than at Hart House Farm.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Ensure fair allocation of the Hart House budget in support of student programming and the many services and expenses that ensure Hart House’s financial viability for future UofT students. Monitor financial performance, analyze the annual budget, make recommendations for long range planning, and oversee the annual audit process.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Oversee and review the governance system, structure and policies which serve as the backbone of student engagement and empowerment at Hart House. Organize major House promotional events and establish new partnerships with student groups through our successful 5-Buck Lunch Series.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Bring great musical sounds and experiences to UofT! Learn about the music industry from event production, concert coordination, music publicity and booking artists. Hart House hosts over 50 musical events a year – from the urban sounds of the city to innovative jazz riffs, classic melodies and an open mic night. Write, design, edit and produce DEMO, our very own music magazine.
Literary & Library
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Explore and promote the literary arts through management and maintenance of the Library collection, organizing monthly readings and literary pubs, running annual contests for poetry and short stories, designing writers’ workshops and writing groups, and publishing the annual Hart House Review.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Help plan classes/programs for fitness, dance, Pilates, yoga and racquet sports. Organize and volunteer at special events including the Indoor Triathlon, curling bonspiel, golf day, ski days, and Bike Month Breakfast. Participate in the planning of state-of-the-art equipment acquisition.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Raise awareness about social and environmental issues by hosting events that provide an open forum for members of on and off campus social justice groups to meet and collaborate. Connecting students to community groups creates valuable opportunities for education and participation through a broad range of social justice issues. Get involved on the Hart House Sustainability Committee.
One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, play wrights, film makers, dancers, directors, musicians, and technicians in a unique formal and informal educational opportunity. Participate in the creation of the Hart House Theatre’s Season. Help organize three annual festivals: Drama, Film and Dance.