What is the RCDS?

Representing 9 schools, 15 programs, and over 5,500 students The Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) is a student-led society that represents all full-time undergraduate students within the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University in the heart of downtown Toronto. The RCDS was started for students, by students, with the goal of uniting all programs in FCAD. We provide collaborative programming and networking opportunities that allow students to forge new relationships, gain industry contacts and learn new skills that will last a lifetime. 

What can RCDS do for you?



We provide financial support for student-lead groups, projects, and events. Our Finance team can assist with anything from helping to prepare your pitch, to giving you a better understanding of budgeting, accounting, and our bylaws.


Our Corporate Relations team offers consultations for corporate outreach and internships. We also connect undergraduate students with industry professionals, and alumni for face-to-face mentorship!


We are very proud of student work in professional creative industries. Have an something to share with the community? Want to pack the room full of the greatest creative young minds in the country? Marketing services are here to help!


We provide support through funding, advice and guidance, as well as information from other helpful resources. Admin and operations is here to support you through policy and structural consultations.


Shared Values of the RCDS

1. We put students first

2. Creativity is our strength

3. We are constantly evolving

4. Together we achieve more

5. Our passions are genuine