Just as a clarification, recognition is still open!
There is no formal deadline for clubs seeking recognition status and any club is eligible at any point in the year. However, if possible, we do suggest that new clubs try to submit their applications around the same time as re-recognition forms are due (e.g. in mid-to-late September) so they can be considered in the first round of budget allocations (don’t worry, you will still get a budget if you apply later in the year) OR in mid-to-late January, right before budget reallocation. However, applications CAN BE submitted at any time.
For more information on how to get a new club stated, visit our “how to get recognized page” here
Interested in starting your own club? Becoming recognized by the VUSAC allows you to a. book spaces at Vic b. apply for funding and c. be included in any publicity materials produced by the VUSAC.
The 2012-2013 Recognition Forms are online now! All the information you need about starting a club can be found here.
The recognition forms are posted here
. Apply by September 26th, 11:59 PM
and you will be considered in the years first round of budget allocations.
Got questions, unsure about how to get involved, etc? Email your friendly neighbourhood superhero… I mean clubs commissioner, Sarah, at clubs.vusac.ca
Hello Frosh! How wonderful it is to see you out and about and eager!
As many people have probably mentioned, this Friday is this VUSAC Clubs’ Fair (finally)! It’s in Old Vic, from 11-2pm! Meanwhile, there will be a carnival going on outside where you can expect all sorts of free food and fun games. I feel like I’ve had this event on my mind for years even though its only been in the works for about 6-8 weeks. I just can’t believe how fast the summer went by, but I’m uber-excited to be starting my year as your clubs commissioner.
I’m excited to meet you guys and help you get involved in any way that I can! I’ve been working on several resources throughout the summer that should help you find the perfect club/niche in our community (these could include not only clubs, but levies, committees, residence life, the VUSAC and governing bodies in general). One of those initiatives is our updated clubs board in the Birge Carnegie building: it has a short blurb about every clubs plus the contact information needed so you can easily email a club head for more information. You’ve also received a clubs pamphlet in your frosh kit with similar information, directing you presumably to this website. Great! But really, the best way to get an idea of which club is the right fit for you, plan on attending the fair this Friday, for a one on one with any of our clubs heads (who you will find are truly wonderful, and friendly people, just waiting to help you get involved like them, share their experiences and give you all sorts of guidance about life at Vic).
I’m sure you’ve heard this mantra throughout frosh week, but, sincerely, your experience in university will be much more vibrant and rich if you are involved, and that hapiness seeps into your home life and academic life, and it’s really just a triangle of very important aspects– a balance if you will.
Another important aspect of this fair is that it’s your first chance to meet me! I’m like a walking resource book and can help you with anything you may need related to clubs (and sometimes other things too). So come and say hi to me, I’ll be roaming around between the tables and the VUSAC booth, handing out floor plans (which clubs are where) and explaining not only how to get involved in existing clubs but how you can start your very own club (this information can also be found on this website!) Vic welcomes clubs of every nature, and we are always looking for new and interesting initiatives to liven our community.
Anyways, now I must say goodnight. I hope to meet you Friday!
Dear Clubs’ Heads, four points of order, please (please) take the time to read them all, they are very important.
ONE. The VUSAC Clubs’ Fair is fast approaching. Mark your calendars! It’s on Friday September 7th, from 10 AM-2PM. More details will follow. For now, all you’ve got to do is fill out this form (ClubsBrunch_Form) to reserve your spot (by Monday July 30th, 2012). The fair is 100% MANDATORY. Any club that fails to send a representative to the Clubs’ Fair WILL NOT BE GRANTED RE-RECOGNITION IN THE FALL.
TWO. VUSAC will be hosting a display board decorating party in the Cat’s Eye (Birge-Carnegie) Thursday August 30, 2012 between the hours of 2 and 6pm. If needed, I can hang around longer, or arrive earlier (PLEASE RSVP). Come out if you are: a) a new club decorating your new board b) an old club decorating your new board that you ordered via the form you had to fill out above c) an old club being awesome and spicing up their old board d) an old club being responsible and checking on their old board to make sure it’s up to date e) missing vic, looking for a good time and want to hang out with me or other clubs’ heads. You will have free access to all sorts of glittery stuff and the VUSAC printer if need be.
THREE. In other news! The CLUBS WEBSITE is slowly coming together. Please please please visit your clubs’ page to make sure that: a) your club head and contact information is correct b) your blurb is accurate, attractive and up to date c) you’ve provided accurate and active links to any social media used to advertise your club e.g. facebook, website, twitter, etc. THE INFORMATION CURRENTLY POSTED ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE COMPILED INTO PRINTED MATERIALS FOR THE FAIR AND POSTED ON THE CLUBS BOARD (and if I hand out false information about your club to Frosh, that’s obviously bad).
FOUR. Mature student orientation is being held in Old Vic on August 8th from 6-9pm. If any Clubs’ are interested in setting up a display (it would be near the end of the night), please let me know so I can put you in contact with the Orientation Exec. dude in charge of this. This is a great opportunity to attract a different demographic of students to your club!
Many thanks if you made it all the way to here, you are awesome.
Please excuse the current condition of our website, we are currently under construction! Please take a look at your clubs’ page, and if you see anything that needs changing i.e. presidents, contact information, website, blurb, etc. please email clubs@VUSAC.ca and let me know.
Additionally email me suggestions for what you would like to see on the rest of the website, and check out the changes I’ve already made.