Start a club. Become a leader.

Three easy steps.

Step 1: File a Petition

File a petition for formal recognition to the office of Student Engagement with signatures from 10 club members.

Keep in mind:

  • Check our current club listings and make sure there’s not already a club similar to your idea.
  • You may not have a club for commercial purposes or primarily for the financial benefit of an external corporation or organization will not be recognized.
  • Proposed groups that are formed for the purpose of sponsoring a singular campus event generally will not be recognized.
  • For more information, visit our Clubs and Organizations Handbook.

Step 2: Write Your Club Constitution

All clubs need a written constitution. Click the link below for a sample constitution. It doesn’t have to be an exact replica, but must include all sections present.

  • All honor societies must receive written approval from the department with which they are affiliated and submit the constitution to the office for Student Engagement. You can also email it to clubs@plu.edu or Ian Jamieson at jamiesia@plu.edu.
  • Once a club/organization-specific constitution is submitted, Student Engagement will review it and ask you to make changes as necessary.

Step 3: Register Your Club Online

Once you’ve submitted your constitution to SIL and they’ve approved it, you can register your club here. This form is also found under the “Documents and Forms” link.

Congratulations! You have officially created a club! Here’s a few other logistics you need to complete:

  1. Create an email account for your club. The form can be found here.
  2. Email clubs@plu.edu to schedule a club training with the Clubs and Orgs Interns.
  3. We send out a biweekly newsletter to all the clubs and organizations on campus. If you would like your events featured there, as well as on our Facebook page, email us and we will write a blurb for you!

I've officially started a club! What next?

Check out our resources on event planning, finance, and advertising!

Programming

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

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Finance

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

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Advertising

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

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Resources

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

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