Starting a USASA club is your opportunity to add to the student culture and meet new people who share your interests. Managing a club is a great chance to develop great skills including leadership, marketing and how to run events.
Before you start, be sure to check out our find a club page. The club you are looking for might already exist.
Being a USASA endorsed club gives you access to tons of great benefits:
For USASA to endorse a club some very important conditions need to be met. Read this document to find out what they are.
A great name shows the purpose of the club and can indicate to potential members if the club is active across UniSA or is campus-specific.
Here are some hints to help you have the best name you can have for you to run a successful club!
Clubs may not use the University of South Australia branding, logo or name unless approval has been granted by the University’s marketing department. This includes completing this form and returning it to USASA staff.
Clubs with approval to use the University of South Australia’s name or logo are required to comply with the Branding Guidelines.
Full USASA requirements and benefits to incorporated clubs can be found here.
Name changes must be made in accordance with your Rules of Governance. No amendment to this Rules of Governance will take effect unless and until it has been approved by a resolution of USASA Clubs Support Staff.
In general terms:
The Executive Committee will discuss the proposed changes and amend the Rules of Governance accordingly. The Club Secretary will call an SGM or AGM to ratify this change and, as a part of this meeting, will supply the Rules of Governance as a document, highlighting the proposed changes a minimum of one (1) week before the SGM or AGM is due to occur.
The meeting must be quorate as per your Club's Rules of Governance, and a minimum of 2/3 of attending members must vote in the changes for the new Rules of Governance to come into effect. You must submit the minutes from this meeting together with your amended Rules of Governance to USASA within 2 weeks of this meeting.
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