Starting a New Club at IUJ

There is no stated policy or guidelines for starting a club at IUJ. That means it is really easy. Here are a few suggestions and things to keep in mind.

    1. Inform the GSO-EC and the OSS of your intent to start a club so that these groups may support you. The OSS will update the Club Listings to show your new club.
    2. Create an attractive poster clearly stating WHAT the club is, what is required of members (any fees? times per week? goal? any further obligations or can they come once and a while). Feel free to use the dorm bulletin boards and the brown boards outside the OSS to post your announcements.
    3. On the poster state the first meeting time and place. Allow at least 3 days for people to see the poster and adjust their schedules.  Put an announcement on the @iuj page and add the meeting to the calendar of events.
    4. A poster and online notices alone is rarely enough to get a group together. Be sure to personally invite students, faculty and staff.
    5. DO NOT abuse the e-mail system to advertise your club. You can select a few people to invite via e-mail, but sending out one e-mail message to every address at IUJ is not appropriate.
    6. If you require any budget, contact the GSO-EC. Usually budget requests are taken in mid Winter Term and the fiscal year for the budget is April 1 through March 31. Sometime the EC has extra funds they can contribute to help you get started. You can do a lot without money, though, so don’t let that stop you.
    7. Have fun!