Clubs are a great way to meet new people and pursue your passions! Clubs can be academic, social, representational, or cultural. SAMRU’s clubs meet throughout the year to plan social events, fundraisers, graduation celebrations, and more. By starting or joining a club, you can explore your interests while developing valuable friendships and leadership skills.
The purpose of clubs is to offer students the opportunity to engage in co-curricular activities which facilitate the development of essential life skills such as interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and time management. Clubs provide a vital medium for students to network with other students, faculty, businesses and the community. Students may choose to simply participate within a club by supporting and promoting events, or to tackle a more challenging leadership role by becoming an executive member. Regardless of your level of involvement, clubs help you to feel more connected to the campus community.
Visit the Clubs Training subpage for more info!
Join us for our monthly Clubhouse Snack & Chats in Z306! On the first Wednesday of every month*, meet fellow club members and executives and get to know your Clubs Coordinator and Admins! Did we mention there’s free food? Check the Clubs Facebook Group for monthly themes!
*September’s event will be held on September 12th, and January’s on the 9th.
In 2016, Student Services launched the Clubs Wisdom Council Initiative to get meaningful high-level feedback from clubs on how we can improve the SAMRU clubs experience. We use this feedback to continually improve our services and remain responsive to our membership.
The Clubs Wisdom Council meets during the Fall and Winter Semesters, and each SAMRU club can send up to two executive members to each meeting. Meetings are chaired by the VP Student Affairs and vice-chaired by the Clubs Coordinator.
How do I join a club?
Check out the Clubs Directory and see if any of the current clubs interest you. Most clubs will be available on Main Street for Clubs & Campus Expo in early September and January, or you can talk to the Clubs Coordinator who can help connect you to the clubs.
An important notice for students joining Clubs:
Please be aware that while the SAMRU provides Clubs with the option of opening a no-fee internal club banking account, SAMRU’s oversight of these Club accounts is limited to ensuring that access to the funds deposited requires the approval of the Club account signatories (generally the Club Executives).
Further, Clubs are permitted to utilize external bank accounts and other 3rd party organizations for managing Club funds which are not monitored or controlled by the SAMRU in any way.
Before you pay any membership fees or other amounts to a Club you should understand how that Club handles its finances and how decisions regarding expenditures are made. If you have any questions or concerns, ask to speak directly to a Club executive member.
How do I start a club?
The process for establishing a new SAMRU Club on campus is smoothly structured to allow students the most effective and efficient means to register their club. Ratification involves two steps: submitting your ratification form online and sending at least 2 club executives to clubs training.
Steps to Ratification:
1. Conceive of a club and recruit at least 3 executives and 7 members (for a total of 10)
2. Read the Club Procedure document available from the Clubs Coordinator (Z304) or at www.samru.ca under clubs links and forms
3. Submit the ratification form online, along with all signatures and your constitution (you can upload these directly through the form)
4. Have at least 2 executives RSVP for clubs training (on the clubs training page)
5. Your ratification application will be reviewed and you will be notified when your club is officially ratified.
6. Don’t forget to apply for funding once your club is ratified (under the clubs links and forms page)
Are you interested in starting or joining a recreational or competitive sports club on campus?
Many Sports clubs are managed by MRU Recreation. For more information on these clubs, visit the MRU Recreation Clubs website here.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Clubs Coordinator
Hi everyone, my name is Margo and I am your go-to person for all your club’s needs. My office is located on the 3rd floor of Wyckham House (Z304) and my office hours during the school year are generally 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (but vary a bit based on events). Feel free to stop by anytime!
Club Administrators (September to April)
Phone: (403) 440-8905