How to Start Your Own Campus Club

Getting involved on campus is the perfect way to make new friends and try new things. Part of the college experience is meeting people and finding out more about yourself. Clubs can help you enjoy college to the fullest. But what’s better than joining a club? Starting a club of course!

If you have a unique interest and would like to share that love with others, or find other students who share your interest, you should consider starting a club. Of course, there are lots of things to consider when starting a club, like what your responsibilities will be and how much time you have to put into your new venture.

Do Something Unique

Before you start a club, you’ll need to find a niche hobby or interest to form your club around. It’s not very wise to start a competing club about something that already exists on campus. Instead, think outside the box. Brainstorm ideas that would be attractive to other students. Also consider any campus qualifications and subject matters that will be more likely to offer value to students.

Gather a Group

One of the best ways to get your club off the ground is to gather a group of students. If there is a team of you interested in starting the club, everyone’s workload will be lighter and there will be more chances for success. Team up with some friends and tackle the project together.

Jump Through the Hoops

Most colleges have certain requirements for starting clubs. There may be membership, dues or even subject-matter requirements that your club needs to meet before it can become official. Contact your college and find out what you need to do to make your club official.

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Get Organized

Once you get the green light from your college, you need to organize your club. Consider creating a team of student leaders and a rough outline of what you want your club to accomplish. You may also want to schedule some events on campus.

Kick it Off

Now that you are official and organized, you can launch your club. Advertise your club and your first meeting across campus. Consider using social media and campus advertising boards to get the word out.

Starting a club is a fun and rewarding project to undertake. You’ll have the opportunity to practice your hobbies and explore your interests with friends, and you’ll have the satisfaction of seeing others discover the same passion for an activity that you’ve found.

Jill Hardy is a writer at, a website that strives to help students find all kinds of degree programs, from legal programs to RN to BSN programs.

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