Student societies are venues for students to develop their life skills, friendships, and interests. They may be related to academic subjects, hobbies, Christian beliefs, community services, culture, arts and sports. Through working together and organizing activities, students may acquire certain generic skills, such as communication, critical thinking, creativity, ethical decision-making, social interactions, problem-solving and a sense of civic responsibility. At Gratia, great emphasis will be given to the development of Christian character and servant leadership.
Student Societies will be affiliated with the Student Union. Before the setting up of the Student Union, they are affiliated with the Student Development Office (SDO). To set up a student society, a minimum of ten founding members of Gratia students is recommended. An application should be made to the SDO. To encourage student societies to organize activities of various kinds for students, a token of subsidy upon application will be granted by the SDO. For fund-raising activities, prior approval must be sought from the SDO. The serving period of student societies is from January to December every year.