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 organize a common discipline of study, an interest, a hobby, a culture, religion, or a political belief.

Before you become 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 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 Club Registration Windows each year. Review of applications will take place after the Registration Window. The Club Registration windows and deadlines for 2021/2022 are as follows:

Registration Window

Club Application Deadline

August 1 – September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022, at 10AM
December 01, 2022 – January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023, at 4PM

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.” You will also need a short description of your club’s aims and purposes to be posted in the Club’s Directory following approval. Shorter club names and descriptions are best. State what you hope to accomplish, for example: “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 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 number 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, one of the chosen signing authorities can commence the application process using the online Club Registration Form. Upon completion by the primary signing authority, the secondary signing authority will receive an email to verify and complete the form. The secondary signing authority must accept their position and verify that the information provided by the first signing authority is correct.


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