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 there is already a club that serves your interests to join. If there is one, connect with them to get involved! We will not register clubs if a similar club already exists. If there are no pre-existing clubs to join, and your idea for the club is unique, then you are ready to apply to register a club. Starting your own 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 Windows each year. All applications are reviewed after the Registration Window is closed. The Club Registration windows and deadlines for 2020/2021 are as follows: 

Registration Window

Club Application Deadline

August 1 – September 25, 2020 September 25, 2020 at 10AM
December 1, 2020 – January 22, 2021 January 22, 2021 at 10AM

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”. This description will also be posted in the Club’s Directory following approval. 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 responsibility for the club. They must list their contact information, student numbers, and review the TRUSU Operational Policy 7 (OP-07) – Club Policy. Additionally, one of these two representatives will also need to attend the mandatory Club Leader’s Orientation for that semester. Failure to complete any of the above requirements will result in your club not being ratified by the Union.

Once selected by your club either one of the signing authorities can commence the application process using the online Club Registration Form. Once the online Club Registration Form has been completed and submitted by the first signing authority, the secondary signing authority will receive an email in order to complete and verify the submission of your club’s registration form, the second signing authority must accept their position as the second signing authority of the club and verify that the information provided by the first signing authority is accurate.


Register a Club


What happens after you apply?

Once you have submitted your application, we will check to make sure that your club is unique in name and purpose, that your club has properly completed all the required information on the Club Registration Form and your club applications will be sent to the TRUSU Board of Directors for ratification. Once your club has been ratified your club will receive an email confirmation.

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