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The Sims 4 Discover University: Guide to Organisations

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While it’s important to do well in your classes at university, school is not the only thing university students have to focus on. Students looking to strike a balance between work and play (or maybe neglect work in favour of more play) might be interested in joining an organisation. Organisations are like school clubs that offer your Sims a chance to make friends while learning new skills and unlocking benefits that can help them both academically and socially.

Each school has three organisations to choose from, as well as a “hidden” seventh organisation, which is the secret society that students from either school can join.

Joining an Organisation

Sims can join an organisation by finding members of that organisation and asking them to join after introducing themselves. Organisation members can be found all around both campuses during organisation events, so keep an eye out and don’t be shy about joining in on these events and getting to know the members.

Sims can be part of multiple organisations, but remember that organisations can be time consuming. It’s all about finding a balance between school and other activities. Make sure your Sim isn’t biting off more than they can chew.

Organisation Events

Every organisation has its own events that happen regularly around campus. There are minor events which your Sim won’t be notified about but can stumble across randomly while exploring campus. There are also large events for each organisation, which all Sims will be notified about. Sims who are part of an organisation can see all of their organisation’s event times in the social group info panel.

Sims don’t need to be part of an organisation to participate in that organisation’s events, so feel free to join in on any of the organisation activities you find happening around campus. This can be a good way to socialise and build a few extra skills without making a huge time commitment to a specific organisation.

There are also a few minor events that are not affiliated with an organisation, like Mixer Nights at the Commons, where Sims from both universities get together to mingle. Sims will be notified about these inter-school events.

Organisation Levels and Tasks

Each organisation has three membership levels. Sims start out as a New Member in any organisation they join. Members can increase their rank in the organisation by completing tasks and participating in organisation events. Organisations have their own tasks to complete, much like careers, but the difference here is that organisation tasks can be completed at your Sim’s leisure and there is no penalty for failing to complete an organisation task. Participate in organisations as much or as little as you like, but Sims who excel in organisations can receive a variety of benefits at higher levels within the organisation.

There is no rush to rise in membership ranks; your progress in an organisation carries over into the next term. You have your entire university career to work on becoming a Senior Member of your organisation.

Clubs vs. Organisations

For players who have the Get Together expansion pack installed, Organisations will be in the same panel as Clubs, but under separate tabs. This is because Organizations and Clubs function independently of each other. They are not the same thing. Clubs function differently than Organisations. Unlike Clubs, you cannot create your own Organisations. Sims must join an existing Organisation and participate in its unique activities and events. Sims must be enrolled in university in order to join an Organisation.

However, if Get Together is installed, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own clubs focused on University-related activities. They will just be treated as standard clubs rather than Organisations with membership tiers and benefits.

UBrite Organisations

The Debate Guild

Use your power of convincing to rise in the ranks of the unabashedly outspoken Debate Guild. Think that was a mouthful? There’s more to come. Drop some serious schooling to fellow Debate Guild Members at Debate Practice or leverage the Debate Showdown to tell the world what’s up.

Events

  • Debate Practice
    • Location: UBrite Commons
    • Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-8PM
  • Debate Guild Bar Night
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Thursdays from 8PM-12AM
  • Debate Showdown
    • Location: UBrite Outdoor Quad
    • Times: Saturdays from 8AM-2PM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to earn extra credit for Communications, History, Language, Psychology, and Economics classes when participating in Debate Guild events
  • Senior Member
    • Debate Guild jacket
    • TY84 Gold Plus Research Archive Machine
    • Ability to convince professor to Increase Grade, Give Study Tips, Give Homework Help

UBrite Spirit Corps

The Britechester Spirit Corps has a mission to spread the joy of school cheer in everything they do. They help to make Britechester shine just a bit brighter every day with wholesome high-fives, pepping up other Sims, and taunting that loathed Foxbury Lobster.

Events

  • Britechester Game Day Party
    • Location: Outdoor UBrite Quad
    • Times: Fridays and Saturdays from 3-7PM
  • Spirit Corps Bar Night
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Saturdays from 10PM-2AM
  • Creativity Celebration
    • Location: Outdoor UBrite Quad
    • Times: Sundays from 3-9PM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to perform the UBrite Greeting
  • Senior Member
    • UBrite Dragon Mascot Outfit
    • Dragon Pong!

Art Society

Are you consumed by the insatiable need to create? You’re not alone! Share that passion with your comrades in the Art Society. Earn Organisation progress in your spare time by doing creative Tasks.

Events

  • Figure Painting
    • Location: Canal by UBrite Commons
    • Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 3-7PM. Sundays from 10AM-2PM
  • Art Society Bar Night
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Tuesdays from 8PM-12AM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to earn extra credit for Fine Art and Art History classes when participating in Art Society events
  • Senior Member
    • Rob Russ’ Happy Little Easel
    • Gain Creative Skills at a greater rate

Foxbury Institute Organisations

Bot Savants

Tinker alone or tinker with friends! Bot Savants have regular meetups to build robots together or celebrate their latest creations. Gain robo cred on the side and earn Organisation points by doing Robotics Tasks in your free time.

Events

  • Bot Savants Bar Night
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Mondays from 8PM-12AM
  • Robot Building Meetup
    • Location: Foxbury Commons
    • Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-11PM
  • Utili-Bot Contest
    • Location: Foxbury Outdoor Quad
    • Times: Sundays from 12-6PM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to earn extra credit for Computer Science, Physics, and Villainy classes when participating in Bot Savant events
  • Senior Member
    • Party-Bot Gold Edition
    • Gain Robotics Skill at a greater rate
    • Robotics Upgrades cost significantly less

Foxbury Spirit Squad

Party lightly with School Spirit Day or party hard with the Game Day Party! Expect your school’s Lobster Mascot or the juice keg to make an appearance at one or both of these gatherings.

Events

  • Foxbury Spirit Squad Bar Night!
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Wednesdays from 8PM-12AM. Sundays from 6-10PM
  • Foxbury Game Day Party
    • Location: Foxbury Outdoor Quad
    • Times: Fridays from 3-7PM
  • School Spirit Day
    • Location: Foxbury Institute
    • Times: Saturdays from 11AM-5PM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to perform the Foxbury Greeting
  • Senior Member
    • Foxbury Pincers Mascot Outfit
    • Ping! Pincers! Pong!

The Brainiacs

The growing brain needs food. And that’s no exception for The Brainiacs. This knowledge-hungry and over-achieving Organisation meets up for regular Study Sessions at the Library. Gain extra-curricular Brainiac points by completing Organisation Tasks.

Events

  • Study Session
    • Location: Library
    • Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3-7PM
  • Brainiacs Bar Night
    • Location: The Local Bar
    • Times: Fridays from 8PM-12AM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Organisation t-shirt
    • Organisation poster
  • Seasoned Member
    • Ability to earn extra credit for ALL classes when participating in Brainiacs events
  • Senior Member
    • Brainiacs Plaque
    • Gain Mental Skills at a greater rate

The Secret Society

STOP! SPOILER WARNING!

The following section contains major spoilers about the Secret Society’s events, membership ranks, and rewards. It also details how to join the Secret Society. If you want to find all this out on your own, don’t continue reading. This is the last section of the guide, so you will not miss out on any other important info.

The Order of Enchantment

The secret of the sprites has been held precious for generations. It is truly a gift to be awoken to their blessings. Bestow the sprites with respect (or sweets) and they will graciously return the favour. Snub them and things may not go as well for you.

Events

  • Sprite Celebration Ritual
    • Location: Ritual Grounds in Gibbs Hill
    • Times: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 10PM-2AM

Membership Benefits

  • New Member
    • Rank 1 Order Robes
    • Order Masks
  • Seasoned Member
    • Rank 2 Order Robes
    • Ability to perform Sprite Attacks on others
  • Senior Member
    • Rank 3 Order Robes
    • Ability to Summon powerful Sprites on yourself

PSST! Joining The Order of Enchantment is different than joining the other Organisations. It’s not as easy as just introducing yourself to a member and asking them to join. If it was, it wouldn’t really be a “secret” society, would it?

We managed to get our Sim into this elusive Organisation by having her offer Excellent quality baked goods at the university statues, which gave her a Surreal Focus moodlet. When our Sim returned home, all she had to do was wait. Organisation members showed up at her dorm while she was sleeping and invited her to join their ranks. Other Excellent quality foods and collectibles should work, too.


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  • A question: there is strings like “Ability to earn extra credit for *** classes when participating in [organization] events”.
    So, how? I’m a Senior Member for The Debate Guild as first character I play, and Art Society as the second. They both attend every social event their organization throw, and never I managed to get any extra credits. I think it’s possible that I would be granted a credit if I win Debate Showdown (never managed to yet), but Art Society doesn’t look like it have some kind of “superevent”.

    • You misunderstand the description. :) You’ll get extra credit in some of your classes, meaning your grades in those classes will improve. It’s like participation marks. It doesn’t mean you will earn extra credits towards your degree.

      • Ah! Indeed I misunderstood it. Thank you a lot for clarification.
        Still, truth to be said I’m not sure this description is absolutely clear. Would it be inappropriate from me to ask you make such clarification in the main body of your article? I believe it can be helpful.

  • Do you have to be living in the dorms in order to join the Secret Society or can you be living in a different world or off campus? I’ve left Excellent food offerings, gems, collectibles. Nothing. And the only thing I can possibly think of is that my Sim doesn’t live in the Britechester World. Help.

  • I was wondering if there is soccer. Is this not an organization? I was also wondering if there is band with a guitar player in it.