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The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) offers a range of activities and services so you can get the most out of uni life.

What is DUSA?

Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) is run by students, for students, and is an inclusive community aimed at enriching your university experience. With a network of clubs, sports, help and welfare services, orientation weeks, events, trips & tours and short courses, you’ll get the most out of University life with DUSA.

Over 120 clubs and societies

Membership is open to all Deakin College students

With over 120 clubs and societies to choose from, you’ll quickly find your place. Membership is open to all Deakin College students, and joining a club is the simplest way to make friends and meet like-minded peers. Here’s a preview:

  • Culture vultures: There is so much cultural diversity at Deakin, and nowhere is this more evident than in the numerous cultural clubs we have. Explore other cultures or contribute experience of your own.
  • Fitness & wellbeing: Whether you’re a sporting regular or seeking something new, there’s a Deakin sports club for you. Popular clubs include the Deakin Burwood Basketball Association, the Deakin University Football Netball Club (Sharks) and the Deakin Snow Riders.
  • Knowledge & academia: If you’re passionate about an industry or subject you are studying, join one of Deakin’s academic clubs and boost your knowledge. Some of the renowned academic clubs include the Deakin Nursing Society (DNS), Engineers Without Borders, and Feminism and Equality Network Deakin (FEND).
  • Share your faith: Deakin students represent a melting pot of different faiths and beliefs. Whether you want to connect to people of your own faith or share your faith with others, one of our religious societies could be a great place to connect.
  • Keep it social: If you’re simply trying to meet new people and have a bit of fun then Deakin social clubs can be a great way to get involved, whatever your interests. Our social clubs include D-argh! Games and Anime, the Deakin Geelong Queer Collective and the Deakin Horror Club (DHC).

Get to know your student association

There’s more to student life than studying

Your university years are about having fun, meeting people and developing your own personal growth. Deakin University Students Association (DUSA) is your student association, run for students by students.

DUSA’s mission is to provide every student with a broad range of activities, opportunities, support and services that will help you make the most of every minute you spend at Deakin College – and beyond, at Deakin University. It is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the Deakin University community and become part of the institution.

Whether it’s learning about new sports or hobbies, group travel within Victoria, or discovering hidden gems within the cities of Melbourne and Geelong, there’s something for everyone at DUSA.

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Xueer (Echo) Wu

“Deakin College provides an excellent study environment supported with great services and facilities. It was very easy to make friends of all nationalities as the classes are small and friendly.”

Foundation Program

Access to DUSA

Your day-to-day support network

As you continue your studies, you’ll find that a day-to-day support structure can significantly add to your experience. Part of DUSA’s vision is providing such support, illustrated by the legal and welfare services provided to members.

As a Deakin College student, you can apply for a DUSA Associate Membership, which will give you access to most DUSA services and clubs.

To apply, visit the DUSA website.

Join the Student Committee

DUSA isn’t the only student association. Student representation by the Student Committee gives a voice to student issues and concerns.

Learn more
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