Clubs

ABOUT CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

 

WHY JOIN A CLUB or association?:

At the Students’ Union, we believe that there’s a club for everything and if we don’t have one that you love, we are happy to support you in creating your own club! Joining a club gives students the opportunity to network with students who share a similar passion, as well as further develop and strengthen their skill set. The best way to learn more about and get involved with clubs is at our Clubs Fair during Orientation Week in September where students can check out over 150+ of our clubs on Alumni Field!

 

Students’ Union (SU) – AND FACULTY-BASED CLUBS:

The Clubs & Associations department is one of the most influential departments within the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union with regard to impact on student experience. Clubs are great opportunities for self-motivated students to define, create, and share unique experiences and ideas in a community of respect and acceptance of all diverse opinions and values.

The department on the Waterloo campus hosts about 185 clubs, serving approximately 17,000 students and Brantford hosts about 40 clubs, serving approximately 2700 students. Faculty associations provide great opportunity for students to assist in planning and partaking in events that are tailored to their program and future aspirations. This year is a growing year for all clubs and associations, and they will be offering even more resources, tools and access to the students than ever before!

 

faculty associations:

The Clubs & Associations department is one of the most influential departments within the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union with regard to impact on student experience. Clubs are great opportunities for self-motivated students to define, create, and share unique experiences and ideas in a community of respect and acceptance of all diverse opinions and values.

The department on the Waterloo campus hosts about 185 clubs, serving approximately 17,000 students and Brantford hosts about 40 clubs, serving approximately 2700 students. Faculty associations provide great opportunity for students to assist in planning and partaking in events that are tailored to their program and future aspirations. This year is a growing year for all clubs and associations, and they will be offering even more resources, tools and access to the students than ever before.

 

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT:

Comprised of student leaders and full-time staff, the Clubs & Associations department is designed to make sure your group runs smoothly throughout the entire school year. Additionally, through our support mechanisms, we are able to offer leadership training and opportunities for experiential learning so that you can make the most of your university experience!

 

check out our clubs here:

Waterloo Club Listing

Brantford Club Listing

EVENTS

 

event request forms:

Event Request Forms are due a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of a club event. Whether your club is hosting a general meeting, promoting your club in the concourse or hosting an off-campus gala, we want to see your Event Requests!

Waterloo Event Request

Brantford Event Request

 

BOOKABLE SPACES:

The Students’ Union can book the following on-campus spaces on behalf of clubs and associations:

Waterloo

  • Senate & Board Chambers (one-time booking only)
  • Paul Martin Centre (one-time booking only)
  • Full Concourse (individual tables can be booked by emailing onecard@wlu.ca)
  • The Quad
  • The Turret
  • The Hawks’ Nest
  • Full Science Atrium
  • Theater Auditorium
  • Schlegel Buidling Atrium
  • Maureen Forrester Recital Hall
  • Lazaridis Hall Atrium

Brantford

  • Student Center Boardroom
  • Student Center Multi-Purpose room
  • Clubs & Associations Resource Center

For all other on-campus room bookings, use the ​Campus Booking Form.

 

event risk management:

Campus events are an integral part of the Laurier community. They bring together people from many diverse backgrounds and cultures and contribute to the overall enhancement of the student experience.

To ensure that all sanctioned events (both on and off campus) are appropriately planned and safe, the Primary Event Organizer (PEO) is required to complete an event submission via The Perch at least 3 weeks before the event or ninety (90) days for travel outside of Ontario.

Once an event is submitted, you must consider submitting a Risk Management form through the event dashboard as a supplement to your event submission.

The Risk Management Form should be completed if your event has one of the following elements:

  • More than fifty (50) people in attendance
  • The event is taking place off-campus
  • Features a speaker from an external organization
  • Alcohol is being served/is available to purchase
  • A sports-like (physical) activity is planned
  • Transporting students by means of personal vehicles, a chartered bus, or a rental vehicle
  • Any activity that has the potential to result in damage to the individual person or physical property

It is important to complete the Risk Management form for the following reasons:

  • The Students’ Union and the University need to know when large groups of people are gathering on campus for reasons of safety and planning purposes
  • Professional staff can offer advice or assistance in helping to organize an event and help students to assess any risks that may be associated with their activity
  • To ensure a student activity is covered by insurance; if your event is not approved by the Students’ Union, you may be personally required to accept any liabilities that result from your activity.

In the event that you are unsure if your event has any potential risks associated with it, then err on the side of caution and complete the Risk Management Form. Completing it will only take 5-10 minutes.

Contact

Graham Falconer
VP Clubs & Associations
519.884.0710 x 4466
Office: Waterloo
Robert Wilson
AVP Clubs & Associations (Waterloo)
519.884.0710 x 2137
Office: Waterloo
Jamie Pizzicarola
AVP Clubs & Associations (Brantford)
519.756.8228 x 5819
Office: Brantford
Jason Verhoeve
Director, Student Experience
519.884.0710 x 2605
Office: Waterloo
Anthony Massi
Director, Brantford Operations
519.756.8228 x 5971
Office: Brantford
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