Start a Recognized Study Group

Registration to be a Recognized Study Group Leader is now closed. Please visit Join a Study Group and contact a group leader to be a Recognized Study Group Participant.


Being a Recognized Study Group Leader is the perfect way to multitask. As an RSG Leader, you will keep yourself on a study schedule, build leadership and organizational skills, and meet people in your courses. Did I mention that you get CCR credit?

RSG Leader Information

Any student can be an RSG Leader for a first or second year Faculty of Science course they are currently enrolled in (course codes BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, ERTH, HLTH, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, STAT, or TSES). Because NEUR 1201, 1202, 1203, and 2001 already provide study group leaders, Recognized Study Groups cannot be created for these courses.

Leaders are not tutors - you are learning along with your peers in a group. You do not need to be a subject expert to be an RSG Leader.

The deadline to sign up to be an RSG Leader for fall 2017 or for a full-year course is Friday, October 20th.

RSG Leader Expectations

As an RSG Leader, you must complete the following to receive CCR credit:

  1. Host a minimum of six study sessions in a semester-long course OR a minimum of 12 study sessions in a year-long course
  2. Record attendance for each session (an online document will be emailed to you once you register to lead an RSG)
  3. Organize one academic experience for your study group, such as:
    • visiting your instructor or TA's office hours as a group
    • attending a relevant SSSC workshop as a group
    • completing an online or in-person academic skills workshop at the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) as a group
    • attending a research appointment with a library staff member as a group
    • or coming up with your own group academic experience related to improving study skills - as long as you get it approved by the SSSC in advance
  4. Complete an online reflection at the end of the course

    RSG Leader Responsibilities

    There are a few basic rules RSG Leaders must follow in order to ensure the safety and success of the group:

    1. Sessions must have a minimum of three and a maximum of ten participants.
    2. Sessions must take place on campus in a public location.
    3. Recognized Study Groups must follow the academic integrity rules set in class. Do not work together on anything that will be assessed for marks (such as problem sets, lab reports, or assignments). This could be perceived as cheating. Use Recognized Study Groups to review course material and complete practice problems that will not be marked.

    Make sure to visit RSG Leader Resources to find ideas and information about popular study group activities and study techniques!

    Search Carleton