Standing Committee Applications

Join a Committee

Did you know that Hart House can empower you to shape the student experience?

Join a Hart House Committee and transform campus life in the fields of Music, Art & Creativity, Social Justice & Civic Engagement, or Wellness & Recreation.

  • Evolve the University of Toronto’s music, literary, and creative art scenes
  • Lead the charge on social justice initiatives that are important to your community
  • Collaborate on wellness activities to improve students’ physical and mental health
  • Connect with civic life on and off campus to affect positive change
  • Organize cultural and culinary events to engage our diverse student population



Student Voting Member Application

There are 10 student Standing Committees representing broad areas of interest and learning. By completing this application form, you are indicating your interest in becoming a voting member of one of the Hart House Committees.

Alumni / Arts / Debates / Farm / Finance / Literary & Library / Music / Recreational Athletics / Social Justice / Theatre

Eligibility Criteria:

All University of Toronto students

Submission Deadline:

Applications are now closed.

How to Apply:

Fill out the online application below >>
Or download the PDF (2015-16-standing-committee-application-student), and submit it to the Hart House Information Hub (main floor). Include “Attention: Student Member Application” on your submission and attach your resume.

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Standing Committee Student Voting Member Application Form

Applications are now closed.

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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!


The Hart House Alumni Committee is a welcoming mix of student and senior (i.e. non-student) members of the House. Together, they create and deliver programming designed to bring students, senior members and the local community together for discussion and informal learning opportunities, including a dinner series and annual Trivia Night.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

Recreational Athletics

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.

Social Justice

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.


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.

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