Last updated 22/05/2013
SEMESTER 1, 2013 AFFILIATIONS (NEW CLUBS & RE AFFILIATION OF 2012 CLUBS) HAVE CLOSED.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW ABOUT THE AFFILIATION PROCES FOR NEW OR EXISTING CLUBS.
OPENING OF SEMESTER 2 AFFILIATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS PAGE SOON.
A list of all currently affiliated RUSU Clubs (May 2013) is available from the Clubs Resources section Club Resources
RUSU is proud to represent the needs of a unique, ever-changing and diverse student body at RMIT. Our Clubs and Societies Department is dedicated to helping students explore their social, professional, political and cultural identities by supporting and funding over 95 Clubs during 2012. Each club is run by RMIT students for RMIT students and open for membership to all RMIT students!
RUSU Affiliated Clubs & Societies are unincorporated, constituionally established democratic student groups.
RUSU Affiliated Clubs & Societies are affiliated within one of 5 (five) categories:
SEE RMIT LINK FOR SPORTS CLUBS AND ARTY CLUBS (NON ACADEMIC) - http://www.rmit.edu.au/link
Full Membership to RUSU Affiliated Clubs & Societies is open to all currently enrolled RMIT students. Non RMIT Students (including deferred or graduated students [Alumni]) are able to join RUSU Clubs as Associate Members. Associate Members may may not hold Executive Officer positions in a club - RUSU clubs are run by RMIT students for RMIT students.
All RUSU clubs are open to all RMITstudents.
Please see the Clubs Resources Section below for a copy of the RUSU Clubs Model Constitution most new clubs use (or which club developed Constitutions must be consistent with)
The benefits of affiliation to RUSU include:
Important: RUSU Clubs & Societies Affiliation is an annual process which clubs must repeat every year in order to maintain affiliation.
RUSU Affiliated Clubs & Societies are mostly funded through RUSU's portion of Student Services and Amenitiies Fee (SSAF) collected from RMIT students by RMIT. All use of these funds must be consistent with the legislative requirements around the use of SSAF. Other recipients of funding through SSAF collected at RMIT includes Student Services (Counselling, Disability Liaison Unit, Chaplaincy, Wellbeing, RMIT Link etc) , Property Services and other non academic areas and operations of the University. All of these services/operations compete for their portion of SSAF on an annual basis.
SSAF funds cannot be used to fund tuition costs, to support academically assessed activity, to support academically required activity or for use in relation to purchasing or the provision of required practical course/program materials - SSAF funds are for "non academic" purposes. The Federal (national) government sets the SSAF laws and requirements.
BASIC ANNUAL RUSU CLUBS & SOCIETIES AFFILIATION REQUIREMENTS:
RUSU Affiliated Clubs & Societies must not engage in academically assessed activity or use RUSU or Clubs resources to purchase or distribute program materials, pay for material or tuition fees or otherwise support or subsidise assessed or required academic activity or course/program materials.
RUSU Affiliated Clubs & societies are not controlled or directed by academic or other RMIT Staff members - RUSU Clubs are run by students for students.
Contact the RMIT CLUBS & SOCIETIES OFFICER (STAFF MEMBER) to enquire about new club start up, contacts to existing clubs and annual re affiliation for existing clubs:
FOR RUSU CLUBS & SOCIETIES PRACTICAL EVENTS & CLUB ACTIVITY AT RMIT INFORMATION , PLEASE CLICK HERE!
RUSU Clubs and Societies Officer (Elected 2013 Student Representative)
Phone: 9925 5004
RUSU Clubs and Societies Officer (Staff Member)
Phone: 9925 3706