Club Leaders

Students at Fall Involvement Fair

Bring People Together

Forming a club is about bringing people together to make things happen. During the process of applying for formal recognition, you can evaluate why you are starting a club in the first place. Combined with PLU’s commitment to service and leadership, your application is the first step to becoming a member of a strong community, held together by its common want to unite people.

Club Registration

All current PLU Clubs and Organizations must register annually with the Student Involvement and Leaders office to continue official recognition for 2015-2016. Multiple training sessions for all Presidents and Treasurers will be held during the first three weeks of class in September. Presidents and Treasurers are REQUIRED to attend ONE of these training sessions in order to complete the 2015-2016 Registration Process.

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Start a Club

Formal Recognition

Students wanting to form a new organization must submit a constitution, and fill out the petition for formal recognition to show there is sufficient student interest to sustain the organization. Clubs that have been inactive for more than two academic years (or four successive semesters) become defunct and must re-petition for formal recognition.

Clubs may hold organizational interest meetings with the approval of SIL. Any club organizing an event, fundraising, advertising on-campus or otherwise conducting business before recognition jeopardizes the recognition process.

Advantages to Club Recognition

Once your club is founded, you will be able to participate in the Fall Involvement Fair and Spring Club Week, use university facilities and spaces, access your own club email, advertise at approved locations on campus, sponsor speakers on campus, conduct fundraising activities, request funds from the Appropriations Board and Student Life Council, and receive regular communication and support from SIL.

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3 Easy Steps

File a petition for formal recognition to SIL with signatures from 10 club members.

Write a constitution for your organization and submit it to SIL for approval.

Register your club and attend a Presidents and Treasurers training with the Clubs and Orgs interns.


Learn about event planning, club collaboration, making reservations, showing films at PLU, and travel guidelines.


Learn about advertising strategies, posting policies, and club website.


Learn about club finances, record keeping, funding sources, fundraising policy, and financial transactions.


Learn about resources provided by the Club House, how to use your advisor, and ePass account for club.

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Your Club Advisor

Your advisor is here to offer great support and guidance for your club from administrative approval, discussing and solving conflicts, to lend you greater tacts for handling club disagreements. Stay connected with your club advisor and keeps him or her well informed about your club status. We all aim for the great successful of your organization.

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Awards & Recognitions

Every year the Student Involvement and Leadership office recognize the outstanding contributions of student clubs or organizations to the PLU and Parkland communities. Please help us celebrate a wonderful year by nominating the outstanding programs, officers, advisors, and organizations from the 2014-2015 academic year.