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Updated on Tuesday, April 22

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QUESTION:
Has anyone started a student-run club on campus? How much commitment is needed to keep it alive?

2 comments

  1. It'll be tough at first with no members since you'll have to rely on Club's Day which is only really busy during the Fall term so you definitely want to be there then. You also have to keep it alive term after term and have constant events or else people will think your club has died. Depends on what your club is, this can be very easy or time consuming/difficult.

    Having a good exec team is absolutely necessary, you won't be able to do everything yourself or even be around every term. Don't bother with stupid online applications, people who are enthusiastic and competent will stick out. I like having anyone who's interested on board but your mileage may vary.

    It definitely takes quite a bit of work especially if you're in for the long haul and want to run a successful club that will last well beyond your graduation.

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  2. It's a lot of work. I started one and pretty much spent all of my spare time dealing with FEDS and running the club. It was good in the sense that I was accomplishing something that I wanted, but it was bad because something that was supposed to be "for fun" as a hobby wound up taking over my life.

    I started the club with a few friends and it is now one of the more well-known clubs on campus, so it is possible that not quite as much work needed to go into it. However, I wouldn't have accepted anything but the best, and the best is what we got.

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