Students’ Services and Associations
Students' Representative Council (SRC)
The Students' Representative Council represents student interests at the university. It co-ordinates the activities of the academic, cultural, religious, political and recreational clubs and societies, provides a link with outside organizations and concerns itself with all aspects of student welfare within the university. Its officers are elected annually by a ballot of all students during the second semester to serve the following academic year. Executives of the Junior Common Room (JCR) also serve on the Council. All students registered at the university are automatically members of the SRC, which levies direct income from its members to finance its programmes and activities. The SRC is a constituent organization of the National Union of Ghana Students, which provides a focal point of all aspects of student activities nationally and internationally. The Union runs a broadcasting service on campus called Radio Univers, which transmits to the campus site and its environs and even as far as to the city of Accra and slightly beyond. These, together with the student newspapers, provide a comprehensive information service on campus. One area of SRC activity is the SRC Women’s Commission, which organizes programmes to educate female students on their rights and responsibilities as young women. The Commission runs a number of its own community action projects, and also liaises between student volunteers and voluntary and non-governmental organizations in and around the country.
The SRC has representation on the Council of the University and on University Boards/ Committees which deal with students’ welfare.
Extra-Curricular Activities On Campus
There is always a lot to do and see before and after lectures and students enjoy very active social lives, because of various activities which frequently organised.
Clubs and Societies: There is a wide choice of clubs and societies on campus for students. Religion is catered for by a variety of religious bodies and associations which include:
- The Presbyterian Students' Union
- The Legon Pentecostal Students' Union
- Pax Romana
- The Ghana Muslim Students Association
- The Ahmaddiya Muslim Students' Union
- The Anglican Society
- The University Christian Fellowship
- and The Nichiren Shoshu, to name a few
Students are also able to join in activities organised by their Faculties on campus.
- The Political Science Students' Association,
- The Law Students' Union,
- The National Association of Science Students,
- The Medical School Writers Club
- The Ghana Association of Medical Students
- The Agricultural Science Students’ Association
- and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (Legon Branch)
are a few examples of such associations which seek to protect and promote their respective academic and professional interests. A number of international clubs are also very active on campus. Students with special needs also have an association called the Disabled Students’ Association
aimed at promoting their interest and welfare on campus. There are also a number of charitable and benevolent societies which operate on campus, for instance, the Child Survival Club,
the Rotaract Club
and the Student Services Organisation
, to name a few. Extra-curricular activities do not end with clubs and societies
- The Students' Representative Council (SRC)
- The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (Legon Branch)
- and The Junior Common Rooms of the Halls of Residence
often generate a lot of activity on campus. Students are encouraged to partake in their annual events.