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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.
  3. Have at least fifteen members, of which 75% must be undergraduate students. Collect their names, NSID’s, and Student numbers, so they can be verified.
  4. Create a tentative schedule of meetings and events, and include whether they will include alcohol or not.
  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.
  7. If your application is in order, you will be prompted to pay the ratification fee.

Important Documents

Campus Groups 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

Event Planning Handbook – Use for planning large and complicated events

Online Forms

Ensure that you have read the Campus Groups Guide for assistance in filling out these forms.

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