Cultural, Social and Artistic Activities
This department oversees the activities of UOS student societies, clubs and student unions. Student activities aim at developing a student's personality, promoting leadership skills and enhancing the spirit of teamwork. They also offer students a chance to develop their talents and creative skills.
Student Societies, Clubs and Unions
Student activities play a significant role in developing the student's personality. The following societies, clubs and unions have been formed under the Deanship for Student Affairs (men's and women's).
Arts & Theater
Theater activities are essential for the expression of various cultures in the nation. Theater activities reflect the cohesion of communities and human development. They play a major role in student life at the University by developing the mental and physical skills and talents of students. Such activities encourage teamwork, organization and cooperation among students. Students act in plays and gain theater experience. Plays by students at the University have included: "Lost Hope," "Happenings in the Nursing Home," and " Glory of our Ancestors."
The Drawing Theater offers students a chance to develop their creative artistic talents and skills through practicing the fine arts and calligraphy. These activities attract students who have special artistic talents in drawing and the fine arts. The Drawing Theater also strengthens student ties with their heritage and culture and promotes art and the expression of human emotion.
The annual Drawing Theater program includes a number of activities such as the organization of its annual show and art competitions in the fine arts at the national level. Students also participate in international and regional competitions in this field.
Students Unions (men's and women's)
There are two students unions at the University, one on the men's campus and one on the women's campus. The Student Union gives students a voice at the University. UOS Student Unions actively seek to identify the needs and interests of students and convey these to the Higher Administration. Students at the University may nominate themselves for membership in the Student Unions in accordance with University rules and regulations.
Out of the interest in the UAE scout movement, as supported by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University, the UOS Deanship of Student Affairs established the Student Rovers. Students who participate in this program are trained to become scout leaders through a series of training workshops to help them contribute effectively to the development of their community. Scout leaders are expected to be responsible and efficient leaders at the local, regional and international levels. Student Rovers at the University of Sharjah won the 2006/2007 Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work. They have also participated in a number of international events including the:
- Second Gulf Scout Camp in Oman in 2004
- World Scout Jamboree Camp in England in 2007
- World Scout Jamboree Camp in Sweden in 2011 (UOS scouts won seven decorations in that camp.)
Student Societies and Activities
- Qur'an and Hadith Society
- Astronomy Club
- Al-Masha'il Club
- Chess and Shooting Club
- Nabdh Al-Hayat Society
- Student Guides
- National Club
- Creativity Club
- Theater and Arts Club
- Automobile Club
- Environment Friends Club
- Photography Club
- Medicine Pioneers Club
- Al-Ishraaq Club
- Design and Advertisement Club
- Women's Sports Club
- Vision Club
- Hope Club
Students Academic Societies
College of Shari'a and Islamic Studies
Society of Sciences and Computer
Business Administration Society
Civil Engineering Society
Society of Health Sciences
Society of Fine Arts
Society of Medicine
Society of Pharmacy
The University encourages UOS students to form students clubs to represent their respective cultures and nationalities during the annual UOS Global Day event. Students create displays and exhibits to reflect their cultural heritage and identity.