Clubs and Societies
Looking to get involved in a club or society? Or do you want to create your own club or society? Find the club that you want to join by browsing through our list of ratified clubs and societies. If you have formed a club or society you can apply for recognition each year for your club with the GSU. For ratification and recognition, please refer to our consitution available to view here, the relevant bylaws are copied below:
10. Clubs, Associations, societies and resource centres
10.1. Clubs, societies, and resource centers shall be recognized by the GSU upon
10.1.1. submission of the following to the ED Campus Life for consideration,
10.1.2. the names and signatures of at least twenty (20) members that are General Members (Excluding Executives),
10.1.2.1 With the exemption of the student groups directly affiliated with an Academic Unit/Department which shall submit the names and signatures of at least ten (10) members that are General Members, as well as the name and signature of the dean/advisor of the relevant academic unit.
10.1.3. a constitution,
10.1.4. a mission statement for the organization if one is not included in the constitution,
10.1.5. and an up to date list of all executive members including names, department and program of study, student number, and contact details. At least three executive members must be enrolled graduate student in the committee.
10.2. The applications submitted to the Executive Director for Campus Life for consideration will be submitted to the Social Events Committee for review.
10.2.1. The Social Events Committee will supply the BOD with a list of applications for clubs, societies, or resource centers at each monthly BOD meeting for approval.
10.3. Recognized clubs, societies, and resource centers of the GSU shall be ratified at each Semi‐AGM by submitting a ratification form to the Social Events
10.3.1. Application for ratification shall be submitted to the Executive Director for Campus Life (EDCL) and should include:
10.3.1.1. and an up to date list of all executive members including names, department and study of program, student number, and contact details. At least three executive members must be in the committee as an enrolled graduate
10.3.1.2. a list of events and activities that occurred since the last ratification,
10.3.1.3. a list of future events and activities being planned,
10.3.1.4. and an updated copy of the club, society, or resource group’s constitution.
10.3.1.5 Any money received from the GSU must be spent towards mostly graduate student involved events
10.4. The Social Events Committee will review these reports and ratify recognized clubs, societies and resource centers for the current semi‐AGM.
10.5. If a recognized club, society, or resource center of the GSU fails to ratified for three (3) consecutive semi‐AGM’s, the club society or resource center will no longer be recognized by the GSU. At this point the club, society or resource group will need to follow the recognition process as outlined in By‐Law 10.1.
10.6. A list of recognized clubs, societies and resource centers of the GSU shall be:
10.6.1. submitted to the BOD, and
10.6.2. publicized for the General Membership by the Executive Director for Campus Life no later than one (1) month after each Semi‐AGM.
10.7. Recognition of any club, society, or resource center of the GSU may be revoked by a 2/3 majority vote of BOD members at any regular meeting
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