Campus Groups 

Maintaining a strong relationship between the USSU and Campus groups is a priority, as this is a great way for direct engagement with students. There are many benefits of ratifying groups through the USSU and this guide outlines all of the advantages. A few of the many benefits that clubs can receive after ratification are:

  • Funding
  • Advertising
  • Room booking
  • Table booking
  • Insurance

Start a Group

If you would like to start a group, there are a couple steps you must follow.

  1. Create a constitution.
  2. Obtain a bank account in the legal name of the club or society. The ratification process requires proof of this account, although even a photo of a bank statement is sufficient. If the group has multiple accounts, they must include a bank statement for all of them.
  3. Have at least fifteen members, of which 75% must be undergraduate studentsCollect their names, positions/role in group, year and program, NSID’s, Student numbers, and email address,.
  4. Create a comprehensive list (can be tentative) of all events/ meetings planned. A group must have:
  5. Include the articles of incorporation (applicable only if the society is a registered non-profit)
  6. Apply to the office of the VP Operations and Finance for ratification by using this Online Form.
  7. If your application is in order, you will be prompted to pay the ratification fee.

Important Documents

Campus Groups Administration Policy – Rules and regulations regarding the ratification and conduct of Campus Groups as well as restrictions on funding

Sample Constitution – Use this as a template for your first constitution

Group Member Template – Use this as a template for submitting your group members