How to start a club

Are you interested in starting a new club on campus? Do you think you have something new and different to add to the University?

In order to become an officially recognised student group on campus, first you need to complete a Statement of Purpose to outline how you intend on contributing to the University community. You will also need to have at least 20 members (70% of whom must be current students at the University of Auckland with valid Student ID numbers).

There are four windows in 2018 for applications. During this period, the student body may be consulted on the proposed group.

Applications open Applications close Outcome notified Deadline for full information
Thursday 8 March Thursday 15 March Friday 30 March Monday 30 April
Thursday 26 April Thursday 3 May Friday 18 May Monday 18 June
Thursday 26 July Thursday 2 August Friday 17 August Monday 17 September
Thursday 20 September Thursday 27 September Friday 12 October Monday 12 November

If approved, you will be asked to submit a series of documents within a month, including contact details, membership fees, a constitution, Annual General Meeting minutes, proof of bank account and two signatories and agreeing to policies. You can read more information about the process on the club management platform.

Being formally recognised by the University allows your club to:

  • Book rooms and hold events on campus.
  • Apply for club grants.
  • Book equipment like barbecues and tables for your on-campus events.
  • Have a stall during O-week.
  • Get a listing on the University website.
  • Access club manuals, training, development and support.
  • Be eligible for Club Awards.
  • All the support and advice you need to run a successful club.