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Clubs offer the exciting possibility for anyone to leave their individualized mark on the SPU community in a very personalized way, and to get involved with ASSP and campus culture

Visit CSC on Engage for ways to get involved, resources, and other forms.

How to start a club

Student clubs at SPU may become official ASSP clubs by applying for and becoming registered with the Committee for Student Clubs (CSC). Registration shall entitle these organizations to ASSP services, including recognition in student publications and possibly fiscal support from ASSP. For application and club continuance contact the Vice President of Clubs and Activities (VPCA).

Definition of a Club

For purposes of ASSP, a club is defined as a group of undergraduate students that meets regularly for a specific purpose and shares a common interest. Officially registered clubs must meet criteria set forth in this section.

Registration Process

Prerequisites For Registration

A new student club seeking official registration shall first have met the following prerequisites:

  • Have held at least one club meeting comprised of at least 5 persons. The date, place and minutes of this meeting must accompany any petition for ASSP recognition.
  • Have at least one faculty, staff, and/or university administrator who shall act as an advisor, whose name shall be stated in the ASSP petition for recognition.
  • Have created a constitution ratified by the members of the club that will include:
    • Name of club.
    • Club purpose statement.
    • Type of membership requirement and process of selection.
    • Method and time for selection of officers.

Application For Registration

After meeting prerequisites, a club may apply to the Committee for Student Clubs for Official recognition. Such application shall include the following:

  • Copy of constitution and bylaws.
  • Minutes from most recent club meeting. The meeting must have been attended by at least five members.
  • List of student officers and names of at least five SPU student members. At a minimum, a registered club must maintain a primary officer and/or a financial officer at all times.
  • Statement of support from advisor, who must be a full-time faculty or staff member of SPU.
  • Signed agreement to abide by SPU policies and procedures.

CSC reserves the right to register clubs based on the club's general appropriateness as an ASSP club. Clubs who apply for, but do not receive official registration may appeal the decision of CSC to Senate. Senate may reverse a decision of CSC by a majority vote. To submit an application to become a registered student club, please complete the Application for ASSP Club Registration form on Engage


  • Use of the University logo
  • Use of the University name
  • Recognition in the Student Handbook
  • ASSP funding
  • Registered clubs may have the option of receiving publicity of club activities through STUB or ASSP bulletin boards
  • Rights of solicitation to students including campus mailing (in accordance with their guidelines), provided that fund-raising projects are approved individually through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Use of SPU Purchasing services
  • Rights to reserve campus space
  • Access to Club Fund for free printed materials (i.e. posters and flyers for advertising purposes)