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While club applications are accepted throughout the year, funding is distributed at the beginning of each semester.
In order to create an officially recognized club, and be eligible for funding from the GSA, you will need to complete the following steps:
1. Recruit Executives and members
2. Create a constitution
3. Submit an application form with a proposed budget to the Vice President: Student Affairs
1. Club Membership
Ten registered graduate students must declare their interest in your proposed club. Undergraduate members may join your club, but signatures on your application must be graduate students. Please provide a complete list of your members at the time of your registration. This list will not be provided to external sources. It will be used as a verifier list for the Co-Curricular Record, as well as help us identity the number of students involved in GSA clubs.
Please ensure that you provide the MYLAURIER email address of each member as this is a unique identifier for students. You may add members to the list throughout the school year but we require the minimum of 10 names for approval.
A constitution is mandatory for club approval. A club constitution is a helpful tool as it allows your club to continue operating successfully and acts as a reference in the case of club conflict. Please note that the constitution must be approved by the Vice President: Student Affairs and must not conflict with the Clubs Policy.
3. Projected Budget and Roll Over Funds
Provided the club is requesting funds, you must complete a projected budget for the duration of time between your application and the following April. More information on the budgeting process will be provided to clubs after they have been approved.
A club wishing to roll over club-generated funds to the next year must apply by the August date at the end of that school term.
As stated in our policy, any funding which has been rolled over must be spent within one school year following the roll-over.
NOTE: Club budget money is not eligible for roll-over.
Once you have all of these documents, you are ready to meet with the Vice President: Student Affairs to complete the application process!