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Clubs FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does our group become recognized?

You must apply for recognition each year. The application form and instructions are available here.

What is the deadline for recognition?

Recognition opens each year on April 1, and closes on March 1 of the next academic year. Approved recognition will last until April 30. No applications will be accepted between March 1 and March 31.

How many members does a group need to have to be eligible for recognition?

To be eligible for recognition, a group must have at least 30 members, 50 percent of which must be UTSU members.

What is a UTSU member?

A UTSU member is defined as any full-time undergraduate student at the St. George or Mississauga campus.

Why does our group need to first be recognized by ULife?

Being recognized by ULife means that you can use “University of Toronto”, or “UofT” in your groups’ name, as well as the ability to book space on St. George campus. These are important rights for a group to have to be established at the University of Toronto.

What are the benefits of recognition?

By being recognized, you can access the UTSU Clubs Services which include:
• Funding
• Skills training sessions
• Membership development
• Free photocopying and printing
• Event planning, budgeting, and constitution consultation
• Mailing address and mail collection
• Free barbecue, coffee urn, water barrel rentals
• Lawn space for barbecues and events
• Promotional services
• Bulk purchasing of t-shirts and other swag
• Event insurance
Discounted Banner Printing

How does our club apply for funding?

Application forms for all types of funding are available for download during the application periods. Each funding request must include a completed funding application form, budget template, and membership list.

How do we update our club information?

Should your contact information change at any time, please send an email with the appropriate changes to clubs@utsu.ca It is vital that we have the most up to date contact email for your group, as most important notices are delivered via email.

Important Dates:

• 2016-2017 Club Recognition Application opens: April 1, 2016
• Summer Funding application deadline: TBA
• Funding Level 3 application deadline: TBA
• Funding Level 2 application deadline: TBA
• Funding level 1 application deadline: TBA
• Summer Funding 2017 application deadline:TBA
• Club Recognition Application for 2017-2018 opens: April 1, 2017
• Club Recognition expiration for 2017-2018: April 30th, 2018


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