Starting an ASUN Recognized Club
The purpose of this manual shall be to establish a definite course of action for the operation of the Department of Clubs and Organizations and set forth its principles and functions.
Step 1- Fill out the New Club Application
Fill out the New Club Application
The following list has everything you'll need before being considered for recognition:
- 10 undergraduate students enrolled in 7+ credits.
- Have an Advisor, who is a full-time employee of the University as an Administrative Faculty, Academic Faculty, or Classified Staff.
- Create a Constitution (Sample Constitution).
- Appoint a President, Vice-President and Treasurer.
- Abide by all ASUN or University policy governing clubs and organizations.
Step 2- Working with the Club Reviewer
After you submit your New Club application, you will hear back from an ASUN Club Reviewer within 3-5 business days. They will work with you to make sure that all of the documents you supplied meet the requirements and answer any questions you may have throughout the process. These requirements don't have a specific order that they need to be completed, but we recommend that you complete the Club Recognition modules first.
Two to three business days after you submit your New Club Application your club will have a GivePulse account. You will need to designate an administrator to run the account, we suggest the club president, but it can be any member of the club. You will need at least 10 members to join your club through GivePulse. They can do so by following the following instructions:
- Visit unr.givepulse.com and click Log In in the top right corner.
- Log In with NetID
- You will arrive at the University of Nevada, Reno GivePulse homepage where you can view upcoming volunteer opportunities (events), find other users, or find other on-campus organizations (subgroups) to join.
- Click on the Subgroups tab from the navigation icons.
- Type your organization's name on the search box and click search.
- Once you are on your organization's homepage, click on Become Member under your organization's name.
- You're all set!
Your club constitution is the backbone of your club and provides strict guidelines concerning operations and procedures. Your constitution will include unique information pertaining to your club, but it must include the following:
- Must include a Statement of Non-Discrimination
- Must state that any student can join the club (open membership)
- Fraternities & Sororities are exempt from Title IX in section (A)(6)(a)
- Must include an Officer Removal section
Club Recognition WebCampus Course
There are seven modules that your club will be required to complete for the New Club Recognition Process. In order to enroll in the Club Recognition Webcampus course, please follow the instructions below:
- Open a Browser Window (browser of your choice) and go to Canvas
- Login using your NetID and Password
- In the SAME browser window, paste the following URL in the Search Bar to enroll in the course: https://unr.canvaslms.com/enroll/A7Y47T
- Click the "Enroll in Course" button to be added to the course
Central Station Training
We require that both the President and Treasurer complete all four Central Station Trainings.
- General Information Training
- Online Forms Training
- Travel Paperwork Training
- Common Issues Training
Marking, Logos, & NV Wolf Shop Training
We require that both the President and Treasurer complete the Marking, Logos, & NV Wolf Shop training in Webcampus
We require that both the President and Treasurer complete the Food Training Course in Webcampus. Once you enroll in the Webcampus Course you will be able to complete the Food Training.
We require that both the President and Treasurer complete the FERPA Training through Webcampus. Once you enroll in the Webcampus Course, you will be able to complete the FERPA training needed to manage your Club's GivePulse page.
Step 3- Complete
Once the criteria listed above has been met, your club reviewer will approve your New Club Form. Your club will be approved and ready to be officially recognized by the Clubs & Orgs Commission. If you have any more questions about your application or about how to start a new club, please contact your Club Reviewer Geoffrey Green, or a club commissioner.
For More Information
Club Support Funding
Club Support Funding plays a large role in the operations of clubs. For information on Club Support Funding and to request it for your club, please visit the ASUN Clubs & Orgs Get Funding Page.
Clubs & Orgs FAQ
Many new clubs run into the same questions when just starting, so we've complied the most common questions that we receive on a daily basis. Feel free to familiarize yourself with our answers to the Clubs & Orgs Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact ASUN Department of Clubs & Orgs
Each club coalition is overseen by a Club Commissioner. Your Club Commissioner acts as a liaison for club leaders to campus. Whenever you have questions about operating as a club, requesting funding, planning events, or so on, please contact your club commissioner. You can find your Club Commissioner's contact information by visiting the Contact ASUN Department of Clubs & Orgs Page.
Central Station Services
Your club account is held and overseen by Central Station. The ASUN Central Station provides services for clubs and organizations year round. Services include: deposits, donations, contracts, payment request, grants, university credit cards, copy machine codes, club accounting, travel paperwork, and free notary services. For more details and for contact information, please visit the Central Station Services Page.