Benefits of joining a registered club
There are a range of benefits available to registered clubs of Griffith University including:
- Insurance Coverage: activities and events conducted by registered clubs are covered by Griffith University's insurance policy therefore clubs are not required to purchase their own Public Liability Insurance (note: there may be some exceptions);
- Financial Assistance: subsidy for club expenditure (for eligible clubs for approved items);
- Committee Training and Support: free training sessions, resources and support provided to club committee members in a variety of areas including club governance, leadership, club operations, treasury and event management and committee skills;
- Griffith University Name: only registered clubs are entitled to use "Griffith University" in their club name;
- Griffith University Logo: only registered clubs are entitled to use the Griffith University logo. Note: you must consult with Campus Life when planning to use the logo as conditions apply;
- Clubs Online System: access to the clubs online community system with an individual portal for your club;
- Free Equipment Hire: includes trestle tables, chairs, marquees, esky, water dispenser, urn, sporting equipment, and PA system. Bond fees apply;
- Room Bookings: access to free and/or subsidised on-campus room bookings (for meetings and events);
- University Services: access to University facilities and services (Uniprint, AV);
- Clubs Office and store room: access to an office and store room;
- Awards Night: Recognition of club achievements.
Held annually in Trimester 2, by invite only Club committees are invited to attend the Clubs Awards Night.
The Clubs Awards Night recognises the outstanding contribution of clubs to the Griffith University community. This is an opportunity for clubs to nominate themselves in the following categories:
- New Club of the Year
- Best Promotional Campaign
- Best Committee of the Year
- Community Spirit
- Educational and Professional Club of the Year
- Cultural Club of the Year
- Special Interest Club of the Year
- Religious Club of the Year
- Political Club of the Year
- Clubs Office Award**
- Club Administrator of the Year**
NOTE: Nomination forms will be sent to all clubs
Networking and Social Opportunities
Social Opportunities: Many clubs and student organisations are formed based on leisure and recreational interest. Students may wish to pursue membership in these types of clubs for personal enjoyment, as well as an opportunity to meet people with the same interest.
Networking Opportunities: Networking provides members with opportunities to meet other students and professionals with common goals and interest. Additionally, students’ can receive information and resources that will support their current and future interests and goals. For example, many student-led professional organisations provide networking opportunities by hosting events that invite those whom are established within the career or industry which they are pursuing.
Professional Development Opportunities
Club Management and Leadership Skills: Joining a club allows you to develop leadership and club governance skills within an environment of your peers. You will be able to learn from fellow students and establish your leadership abilities through planning and implementing different activities and events. The Campus Life Clubs Office also offers opportunities to further develop these skills through in-house training sessions.