Clubs and Societies

Want to Start a New Club?

Want to Start a New Club?

Want to Start a New Club?

Thinking about starting a new club? Awesome! At Clubs and Socs, we're always excited to hear from students who are interested in creating a new space for recreation, culture and connection.

  • But where should you start?

Before you get too far, think about your club's overall key aims and objectives. Take some time to read through our club-related policy and browse our helpful resources page

Once you have an idea of what you want to achieve, reach out to our Clubs Development Officer to get the ball rolling. They'll guide you through the affiliation requirements, policies and provide you with all the support you need to make your new club a success!

  • Why should your club be OUSA Affiliated?

There are some great benefits to becoming an approved OUSA Affiliated Club. You'll have access to a range of services, including regular room bookings at our Clubs and Socs Centre, sports equipment and locker storage (depending on availability), a listing on our website, access to grants funding for events and activities, equipment hire, and even reduced rates for van hire. Plus, as an added bonus, you'll also have access to free room booking at the University of Otago.

  • A bit of advice

We know that starting and running a club can be challenging, and we're here to offer some seasoned advice to help you along the way. It's important to think about the time and effort you have available to commit to the club long-term. Start with realistic goals and let the club grow naturally. Encourage new members to take on responsibilities and share the load so that the club can thrive sustainably. But don't worry, we're here to support you every step of the way! Just reach out to learn more.

Contact our Clubs Development Officer now