Start a club (Gold Coast)

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Student clubs are often described as the heart of university life for good reason and many students have some of their best university experiences through participation in student clubs. With more than 60 clubs on campus, there is something for everyone. Click here to browse a list of our current clubs. Can’t find a club you’re looking for? Consider starting your own!

  • Fill out an expression of interest to form a club
  • Chat to the relevant Clubs Officer at the Student Guild
  • Await approval from the Student Guild
  • Enhance your university experience!
Expression of interest

Benefits and Support

Financial assistance

All affiliated clubs are eligible to receive core funding to drive member growth and participation. This is allocated each trimester based on club size. Clubs can also apply for special project grants or receive support seeking sponsorship.

Insurance coverage

Griffith University Gold Coast students participating in activities and events conducted by registered clubs are covered by Griffith University’s insurance policy therefore clubs are not required to purchase their own Public Liability Insurance. Note: There may be some exceptions.

Marketing support

Marketing support is available to clubs outside their core Affiliation Funding to assist with the design, printing and promotion of event posters and social media ads. Promotion of club activities and initiatives by the Student Guild and University. Only registered clubs are entitled to use “Griffith University” in the club name and use of the GUGC Student Guild logo.

Clubs staff

Dedicated Clubs Officers to support and oversee all clubs. Clubs officers can help and advice in a range of areas:

  • Strategic direction
  • Event support
  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Membership engagement
  • Advocacy support

Club training & PD

Club Executives will be given the opportunity to participate in an annual professional development series building on their club management skills and enhancing career development. Themes include strategic planning, grant writing, supporting mental health, committee governance and leadership.

Management system

All affiliated clubs have access to a club management platform to track their membership, event ticketing, communicate to members and provide strategic reports.