Clubs and societies

With more than 200 clubs and societies, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy your favourite sports and interests with like-minded friends.

Society of the month: Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS)

Sydney University Costume Society

Originally founded to throw costume parties in the bars around campus, the Sydney University Costume Society (CosSoc) is a unique society as we promote the incorporation of costumes within campus life, both in performance arts and as a recreational activity.

The society is a great way to meet like-minded people who are costume hobbyists, cosplayers and fancy dress enthusiasts. We hold many different events, like fancy dress parties, costume themed photo-shoots, costume making workshops, attending outside events such as conventions, plays and films, and have an array of costumes for hire, as well as our meet and greet drinks throughout the year.

The society frequently comes in contact with professionals in the performing arts and costume related industries, like make-up artist Colin Wilson and his work on the Mad Hatter at The Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Verge Festival 2012, and photographer David Tang who came and photographed our members during a photo-shoot excursion in the Glebe Tram Yards in 2010.

Online our CosSoc Facebook group allows our members and non-members to discuss and answer questions with anything costume related (which you can imagine is a lot!). Our CosSoc YouTube channel even features playlists on ‘How to’ subjects such as sewing and our CosSoc Newsletter keeps our members up to date with the latest costume parties, events and conventions both on and off campus.

It's worth being a member of CosSoc even just for the fantastic costume parties!

Elizabeth Alexander

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The Fred Hollows Society of Sydney University

A stall of the Fred Hollows Society of Sydney University

The Fred Hollows Society of Sydney University (or FredSoc for short) was set up in 2009 by a group of students keen to promote and assist the great work done by the iconic Australian charity, the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Facebook: FredSoc Group

The University of Sydney Chocolate Society

Members of the University of Sydney Chocolate Society

The University of Sydney Chocolate Society started in 2007 aims to "allow chocolate as a medium to express ourselves", which embodies a fun-loving attitude and sense of inclusiveness.