BASIC HOW TO JOIN A RUSU CLUB INFO:
MORE INFO ABOUT JOINING A RUSU CLUB
- RUSU manages the Clubs Program for academic, social/general interest, spiritual, political and cultural clubs (over 100 clubs). RMIT Student Life manages sports clubs and the creative collectives. To check out the sports and creative clubs, follow the links on the RMIT "Get Involved" page - scroll down to "Popular Clubs to Join" and the links (e.g "More Sports Clubs") are under that section https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/new-student-guide/get-involved
- For info about specific RUSU Clubs, naviagate to the page of the RUSU Club you are interested in joining (or re-joining - all RUSU Clubs require members to re-join every year) [Click here to search for clubs] You can also use the "advanced" feature to serach for the different types of RUSU Clubs.
- Read the information on the Club page - it will tell you the following: (a) If there is a membership fee to join the Club and (b) how the Club manages its' membership.
- You don't have to be a RUSU financial member to join a RUSU Club (though we'd love it if you did join RUSU - only $10 a year - lots of benefits - for more info see: https://rusu.rmit.edu.au/membership ) If you've joined RUSU, you should already have a log in.
- If a Club uses online membership through the RUSU web page, when you use the purple "Join or Renew" button on the page, it will ask you to set up an account in the system. That will be your log-in for all time (you are not required to be a RUSU member and this does not mean you have joined RUSU)
- Once you've set up an account, you will be able to access the Club Membership Form. If you've joined another RUSU Club or RUSU itself, you will already have a log-in.
- If you forget your log-in details, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number and the email you think you set up your account with. We will re-set your password so that the next time you log-in, you'll need to set up a new password. Or we will confirm the email you used to set up your account.
- If your Club has a Membership Fee, the Club page should list the fee and how to pay it. If info about payment isn't on the page, the Club will email details to you about how to pay the fee. When the fee is paid, your annual membership will be finalised.
- If your Club doesn't have a Membership Fee, you will usually become a Member as soon as you submit the Membership Form.
- If you have any problems with the Membership Form, contact the Club directly (contact info will be on their page).
- Most Clubs also take memberships at their stalls during the RMIT Orientation events.
- Brunswick and Bundoora Campuses - Some Clubs attend VE and HE Week 0 (when only 1st year students are on campus at the start of the year) - Tuesday for Brunswick (both VE & HE), Thursday for City VE and Thursday for Bundoora HE- . https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/new-student-guide/orientation
- City Campus - The main events are City Clubs Week in HE Week 1 when all students are back on Campus. The 2019 RUSU Clubs Day in 2019 is Thursday March 7 - this is when over 70 of our clubs will set up tables (11 am to 2 pm). There will also be free food, entertainment etc. Some of our clubs may be at the "Active" Clubs Day Tues March 5 (mostly sports clubs) or "Creative" Clubs Day (dance/music etc collectives) on Wednesday March 6. Come to all three days! If you don't study at City Campus, it is worth the effort to come into City Clubs Days if you can https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/news-and-events/events/2019/march/clubs-week
- Not all Clubs attend these events though - so please check your Club Facebook page/s for information about other opportunities to join. If the Club does not have a Facebook page, contact the club by email.
- RUSU has calendar year Clubs (membership = 1st and 2nd Semester of the same year) and mid-year Clubs (membership = 2nd Semester of the current year and 1st Semester of the next year). Most RUSU Clubs are calendar year Clubs.
- The number of enrolled RMIT student Members a Club has at the end of the 1st semester of its' affiliation period determines the amount of RUSU Club Grants funding it can receive.