Starting a Club

Getting Started

Thinking of starting a new club? Be sure to review the clubs already active on campus. If your club is unique compared to those already in existence, follow the steps below to start a club!


Steps to Follow:

 

Talk to the Rensselaer Union Administration Office

If a similar club doesn't already exist,  download information online and learn about the starting a new club process. Next, schedule a meeting with Director, Cameron McLean, by emailing mcleac2@rpi.edu or by visiting the Administration Office in the Rensselaer Student Union , room. 3702.

 

Register as a New Club

After discussing your idea with Student Activities you must register your group as a new club. Fill out the New Club Registration form and the information will be sent to the Rensselaer Union Policies Committee and filed with the Rensselaer Union Administration Office.

 

Follow the Club Recognition Procedure

The detailed Club Recognition Procedure is located on Flagship. This procedure requires communications with the the Policies Committee, completing the New Club Evaluation, and a Club Starter Constitution. If you have questions about this process, you may contact the Club Operations Committee at clubops@rpi.edu.

 

Club Classifications

Rensselaer Union classifies clubs in two major categories, recognized and affiliated. Within the recognized category, clubs may be either funded or unfunded. Unfunded clubs may request funds to subsidize program costs with agreement to return the funds within a specified time frame. Affiliated organizations may not apply for funding, but may have access to other resources (meeting rooms, access to the Club Management System, web space, and more).