Levy Groups Winter Opt-Out

The UTGSU has a variety of Levy Groups, which are organizations that provide graduate students with access to support services and systems during their graduate studies. All graduate students pay a levy fee, which varies from organization to organization and whether you are full-time or part-time.

If you choose to opt-out of your levy, this can be done per semester. The following information highlights when you can receive your opt-out in the new year:

Bikechain
Bikechain will be holding their winter 2018 opt-out period during open hours on Jan. 18 from 12-9. If you have any questions about this, email Bikechain at bikechainuoft@gmail.com.

Downtown Legal Services (DLS)
DLS receives $1.50/per term from each full-time UTGSU student as part of your incidental fees. This term fee is 100% refundable within 60 days of registration.  To obtain a refund, please visit the clinic at 655 Spadina Ave. Refunds will also be available from 6-8 pm on the following dates: January 22 and 24.  Note: Students who opt out of the DLS fee will not be able to access our free legal services unless they meet the financial eligibility criteria established by our primary funder, Legal Aid Ontario.

Ontario Public Research Interest Group (OPIRG)
Graduate Students that have paid the OPIRG-Toronto fees for the Winter 2018 term and wish to opt-out are welcome to visit the OPIRG-Toronto office at 563 Spadina Crescent, Room 101 during the opt-out period. Please bring proof of enrollment. The opt-out period is from January 22-29, 2018 during office hours 11:00AM to 7:00PM. Please note the OPIRG office is closed Fridays. For more info contact opirg.toronto@utoronto.ca.

Students’ for Barrier-Free Access (SBA)
Refunds for the winter term are $2 for full-time graduate students and $1 for part-time graduate students. Please bring your University of Toronto Student ID and proof of registration. Drop in times for those wishing to opt-out are Mondays-Thursdays between 1:00pm-5: 00 pm between January 8th to January 26th. SBA is located at 215 Huron Street, in room 924. If you have any questions or concerns please contact sba@utoronto.ca.

Sexual Education Centre (SEC)
University of Toronto graduate students who wish to opt out of their levy agreement with the University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre (SEC) and receive a refund of their fees can stop by the SEC office at (21 Sussex Ave, Unit 612). Refunds for the Winter term are $0.50 for full-time graduate students and $0.25 for part-time graduate students. Please bring your University of Toronto Student ID and proof of enrolment. Drop in times for those wishing to opt-out are from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday, starting Monday January 22 and ending Monday February 19. To make alternate arrangements please contact utsec.financial@gmail.com.