Why Start a Club?

TRUSU Clubs enhance the quality of campus life and contribute positively to the educational experience for students at Thompson Rivers University. Clubs are a great way to get involved, meet, and get to know other students.

Clubs are organized around a common discipline of study, an interest, a hobby, a culture, religion, or a political belief.

Before you start the process of becoming a club, check the TRUSU Clubs Directory to see if a club that serve(s) your interests already exists. If there is one, connect with them to get involved. If your idea for the club is unique, you are ready to apply for a club. Starting a club can be a great way to build your leadership skills during your university experience.

When to apply to be a TRUSU Club

Groups can apply to be a TRUSU club during one of the two the Club Registration Window. Between August 1 and September 30 each year or between December 1 and January 30 each year.

Registration Window

Club Application Deadline

August 1 – September 30, 2019 September 30, 2019 at 10AM
December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020 January 31, 2020 at 10AM

All applications are reviewed after the Registration Window is closed.

How do you apply to be a TRUSU Club?

To apply for a TRUSU Club status, you must complete and submit a Club Registration Form. This digital form will have to be completed by the two signing authorities for your club.

When filling out the online registration form, you and your fellow members must decide on a club name. The name must start with “TRUSU”  and end with “Club”. Shorter names are best. You will also need a short description of your club’s aims and purposes. Simply state what you hope to accomplish. For example, you may state: “To build a community of quilters on campus and to promote quilting as a hobby among students”. Additionally, you will need to decide amongst yourselves either through consensus, nomination, or election who will become your two signing authorities.

The two members you choose to be your club’s signing authorities will be your club’s official representatives. They must be registered as on-campus students at Thompson Rivers University and will assume financial and legal liabilities for the club. They must list their contact information, student numbers, and review the TRUSU Operational Policy 7 (OP-07) – Club Policy. One of these two representatives will also need to attend mandatory Club Leaders Meeting each in Fall and Winter Semester.

Once the online Club Registration Form has been submitted, the secondary signing authority will receive an email in order to complete and verify the submission of your club’s registration form, they must accept their position as the second signing authority of the club and verify that the information provided is accurate.

Register a Club

What happens after you apply?

1. Application Review

Once you have submitted your application, we will check to make sure that your club is unique in name and purpose, your club has properly completed all the required information on the Club Registration Form, and your club meets the safety and insurance policies and procedures of the Students’ Union.

Note: The Students’ Union will not register clubs that are perceived to substantially duplicate existing clubs or exist to support one-time events.

2. Board of Director Ratification

Board meeting page.

Need help?

If you need help with your application or have any questions, please contact the Membership Development Coordinator by email at membership@trusu.ca