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Student Club Resources

On this page you'll find a number of resources that can assist you with your club or student-led organization.  Whether you are just starting out or your club has been around for awhile, this page will give you the tools and tips you need to be successful.

Starting A Club

Interested in starting a club or organization on campus?  First, you're going to need at least five or six of your fellow students who share the same interest.    A successful club needs a little organization, strong leadership, and a lot of communication. 

New groups seeking first-time recognition from the Student Senate must submit a completed application to the Chief Justice of the Judicial Board.

A completed application includes:

  • A club organization worksheet (available below)
  • Membership roster including an elected executive board (Note: all officers must be undergraduate students enrolled at Northwest Nazarene University)
  • A club constitution (See resources below for help in writing a constitution)
  • Identifying a faculty/staff advisor (Note: This must be an NNU faculty or staff member. A faculty/staff advisor is mandatory)

The following documents (WORD documents) will help you get started:

Download the Starting A Club Document

Download the Student Organizations Rights & Responsibilities Document

Download the Club Organization Worksheet

Download a Sample Constitution

Once you've downloaded and familiarized yourself with what it takes to start a club, you may have some questions. Feel free to contact the Director of Campus Life or the SGA Executive Vice President in order to figure out your next steps.

The Role of an Advisor

Every club, council, and student organization must have an advisor.  An advisor can be any full time employee of the University who serves in a faculty, staff, or administrative personnel position.  For more information about the role your advisor is encouraged to take in your organization, please download the following document:

Download The Role of an Advisor Fact Sheet