Start a Club

Do you feel like there’s a niche on campus that needs to be filled? If you have the perfect idea for a unique club on campus and aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Before beginning the process of registering your own club, make sure to check out our Clubs List to see if there’s a club on campus that is already doing something similar and work towards your goals together. The Students’ Union supports an environment of collaboration rather than competition, and our policies prohibit us from registering duplicate organizations.

Should My Club Register with the SU?

The SU registers clubs according to the Student Organization Registration Procedure. This means that registered clubs must:

  • Be unique in name and mandate
  • Be autonomous, student-run organizations with undergraduate student leadership
  • Have at least 20 members, 2/3 of whom are current undergraduate students
  • Have membership opportunities for all students at the University of Calgary
  • Exist to promote the general welfare of students at the University of Calgary

Remember, student groups do not have to register with the Students’ Union to operate on campus. However, being an SU Registered Club offers a lot of benefits and perks. Check out our Start a Club Guide for a step-by-step process on registering your organization with the SU, and get help writing your club’s constitution using the Constitution Writing Guide below.

Applications for new Student Organizations are suspended for the winter semester. The SU is currently reviewing its procedures for new clubs registration. In order to effectively conduct this review, no new applications will be processed in the interim.
Please check back in the spring, 2024, for updates on our new Student Organizations process and intake period dates.
Thank you for your understanding.