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Starting a Club

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Do you have a new idea or activity that you think other students would like to get involved in? Any student can start their own Union club!

Getting Startedtop

Talk to the Union Administration Office

Before you start, find out if a similar club already exists that you might be able to work with. Get a packet of information from Heather Fitzsimmons, Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities, in the Union Admin Office (Rm. 3702)

Register as a New Club

Before starting the process to become Recognized you must first register your group as a new club. Fill out the following form and your club information will be sent to the Rensselaer Union Policies Committee and the Rensselaer Union Administration Office.

Follow the Club Recognition Procedure

The detailed procedure required by the Rensselaer Union is documented in the document linked above. This procedure requires communications with the the Policies Committee. You can reach out to the Policies Committee at union_policies@union.rpi.edu.

Any More Questions?top

If you have any further questions, please contact the Union Administration and Student Activities Office at 276-6505, or visit us in the 3rd floor of the Union, Room 3702.

New Club Evaluation

The Rensselaer Union Executive Board requests that all new clubs complete a questionnaire before seeking to be Recognized or Affiliated. Three club meetings are required to be held before filling out this evaluation.

Club Classifications

There are two classifications a club or organization can be categorized under by the Rensselaer Union, Recognized and Affiliated. This document goes into a thorough explanation of both so you can see which is the best fit for your group.

Starter Club Constitution

In order to be recognized by the Rensselaer Union, you're going to need a club constitution. Fortunately, we've got a Starter Constitution for you to use as a foundation for your own one.

Reserve a Room

You can fill out the form linked above to reserve a room in the union for your first three meetings.