Student Organizations at the University of Toronto of particular relevance to South Asian Civilizations, or with a significant proportion of members who are of South Asian origin.
The Afghan Students’ Association (ASA) provides Afghan Students with an opportunity to get together and organize social, cultural and educational events at U of T campuses. We believe that organizing such events will enhance the understanding of the Afghan students of their own culture, help raise awareness amongst the U of T community of the Afghan people and their culture and will also provide opportunities for Afghan students to consolidate and enhance their social networks.
A non-political, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about poverty and related issues, raise funds, and to make charitable contributions for the development and welfare of the poor people and poor communities of India.
Works to promote the Bengali culture both on and off campus, and to raise money to send to the global South in hopes of increasing social development
Erindale Punjabi Association (UTM)
Hindu Student Council (UTM)
Spreads the idea of unity through diversity and the feeling of oneness among UTM students in general, and in particular within the South Asian community of the UTM campus.
Hindu Student Council (UTSG)
Provides opportunities to learn about Hindu heritage through various activities, events and projects.
Hindu Student Council (UTM)
Indian Alumni Society (UTSG)
A platform to help generate ties between UofT Indo-Canadian students, recent grads, alumni and staff members that share a similar background, culture and origin
Indian Students Society (UTM)
Aims to integrate the Indian population that exists at UTM and introduce students to the rich cultural diversity that is present in India.
Indian Students’ Society (UTSG)
Founded with the purpose of introducing the UofT community to the true nature of India; initiating and building Indian-Canadian relationships; and involving the Indian students at UofT in global matters such as Climate Action and the Environment.
Ismaili Students Association (UTSG)
Islamic Business Association (UTM)
Muslim Students' Association (UTM)
Pakistan Development Fund (UTM)
Pakistani Students Association (UTM)
Pakistan Students Federation
A platform whereby students with common background and interest in Pakistani culture and heritage can meet and interact with each other.
Pakistan Youth Alliance (UTM)
Aims to foster positive relationships between Pakistanis and non-Pakistanis in the UTM community
Project Ichcha (UTSG):
An umbrella group to help along the economic development of Bangladesh and various other impoverished countries by focusing on their lack of health care and education
Sikh Student Association (UTM)
South Asian Alliance (UTM)
South Asian Alliance (UTSG)
South Asian Development Council (UTSG)
Focuses on raising awareness about issues of South Asian politics and development at the University of Toronto
South Asian Studies Students’ Union (UTSG)
A course union made up of all students at UofT who are in a South Asian Studies program or course
Sri Lankan Student Association (UTM)
Tamil Student’s Association (UTM)
Formed to promote and restore the vibrant Tamil culture among UTM students, and to reach out to the less fortunate in the Tamil Diaspora.
Tamil Students’ Association (UTSG)
Promotes Tamil cultural events at UofT, and serves as a forum where Tamil students, and students affiliated with the Tamil language, culture or people can come together to organize and participate in various different types of events and projects
Thaqalyn Muslim Association (UTM)
Thaqalyn Muslim Association (UTSG)
Tibetan Renaissance Association (UTSG)
Open to any UofT students with an opportunity to learn about Tibet’s culture, land, language, and history