The Innis College Student Society is an organization of elected and appointed members that aim to represent the interests of some 2,200 students at Innis College. We help foster a sense of community at Innis college by managing student services, hosting events, supporting clubs, funding mental health events, and pursuing initiatives that benefit student life outside the classroom.
What is the ICSS?
Consisting of social, equity and outreach, sustainability, athletics, and clubs and merchandise portfolios and first year, graduating, international, and off-campus representatives, the ICSS is involved in diverse avenues of the student experience. We organize intramural sports, supporting Innis teams in soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, inner tube water polo, ice hockey, and flag football. A variety of social events are hosted throughout the year including city outings, the annual formal, banquets, and pub nights. The ICSS works with university organizations to facilitate academic and wellbeing programming including resource seminars, exam de-stressers, and therapy dogs. We support the arts and advocacy through programming including the benefit concert for mental health, the movember shave-off, and art gala.
Want to contribute and make your ideas a reality? We love hearing your input – we will be hosting various forums throughout the year and we would be happy to chat through social media, email, or at our office hours when the year begins.
Can’t wait to join? The ICSS is looking for a Marketing Director and Photo-Videographer, applications open soon! Keep an eye out for nomination forms for our Fall By-Election, various positions are available including the Innis Residence, Chestnut Residence, Off-Campus, and International First Year Representatives and the Sustainability Director. Get excited Innis – we’re really looking forward to meeting you and we can’t wait to welcome you to the Innis family!
The Innis College Student Society funds student activities outside the classroom. Through student ancillary fees, the ICSS organizes a multitude of events and activities that benefit the student experience. To fully benefit and participate in the ICSS organized events, you must pay through ACORN. Once done, the ICSS services are available to you!
Social Events and Community Building ($18.29)
All social events and community building activities shape the university experience. They ensure that all students feel welcomed, included, and supported, where we find a second home here at Innis. They also provide opportunities to meet new people, create connections and inspire learning outside of the classroom. For example, we organize: the art gala, benefit concert, annual formal, city outings, sporting banquets, and more. We’re all INNIS together.
Innis Clubs ($0.71)
Many Innis students find community and friendship within one (or more!) of our student clubs. Although new groups are being proposed each year, the current roster includes clubs for students interested in choir, art, and board games, as well as a club for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. Each of these clubs is open to all Innis students and are a great way to get involved. Don’t see a club that speaks to your interests? All students are welcome to suggest new ideas each year!
Innis Herald Newspaper ($1.24)
Since its inception in 1964, the Innis Herald (https://theinnisherald.com/) has provided a platform for Innis College students to share their ideas about campus life and broader social issues. The Herald enables Innis students to stay connected to their community by reporting on student affairs, social events, and impactful decisions made within Innis College. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can support the proud tradition of Innis College’s independent student newspaper.
Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) ($1.19)The Cinema Studies Student Union (http://cinssu.ca/) represents the voice of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cinema Studies programme at the University of Toronto while promoting and celebrating cinema across the campus through a variety of screenings, events, and academic journals. Run entirely by dedicated undergraduate students who volunteer their time, CINSSU is the centre of cinema on campus.
Innis WUSC Student Refugee Program ($7.00)
The Innis College WUSC Student Refugee Program provides young refugees with life-changing opportunities to continue their education at U of T and build a better future for themselves and their families. As a student-sponsored initiative, your support of the program is critical to our continued efforts to sustain sponsorship for future students.
Innis College Building Expansion ($5.00)
In early 2019, Innis College students voted to financially support an expansion to the College’s west wing. Funds collected as part of this levy will contribute solely to the cost of building student co-curricular spaces, such as the expanded café, commuter lounge, student activity space, and offices for student organizations and clubs, including the ICSS and Innis Herald.
Athletics and Recreation – Intramurals ($1.19)
The ICSS supports your athletic endeavours by managing all Innis intramural sporting activities, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, inner tube water polo, ice hockey, and flag football. Funds collected through this fee will go towards intramural programming, team fees, and equipment.
Mental Health and Wellness Programming ($2.98)
The ICSS believes we all have a role to play in mental wellness on campus. Health and wellness programs hosted by the ICSS include mental health forums, exam de-stress events, therapy dogs, and more. These programs seek to improve the overall well-being of students and ensure they have access to and awareness of the resources available to them.