Clubs & societies
Make new friends by joining a university club or society. Meet other people studying your subject, students who live near your campus or just people with similar interests.
You can join an existing group or start your own.
You can also contact your campus recreation officer to volunteer at an upcoming VU event.
On this page
Victoria University Arts Society
The peak representative body for all students within the College of Arts.
Annually we hold social events ranging from our yearly toga party in semester 1 to a charity comedy night in semester 2. Aside from the social aspect, we currently are building a petition to bring back languages to VU and are establishing communication with the Dean of Arts and the College itself with the hope in the future to work closer together. If you are interested in getting involved with VUAS, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Facebook page or email.
College of Business Society
We aim to enrich the social and study experiences for students in the College of Business, by providing support through proactive engagement in a fun and professional environment. We have networking nights, movie nights, presentation workshops, mentoring for first year students and much more. We also have competitions with sweet prizes and benefits for you guys so sign up it’s free!
The student society for the Victoria University College of Law and Justice
Dictum Society strives to provide academic, professional and social development for all students studying at the College of Law and Justice. We do this by organising seminars, workshops, publications and competitions that can help hone your skills as a lawyer and help build your connection with the industry. We also endeavour to organise social events from big to small and do our very best to being some spirit and cohesion to everyone studying at the Queen Street campus.
Victoria University College of Engineering & Science Society
A representative body for students in the college of engineering and science.
We hold forums and social events to find out what is important to you and make uni life more enjoyable.
Victoria University College of Sport and Exercise Science Society
The student society for the Victoria University College of Sport and Exercise Science.
Studying a sport or exercise related degree? Passionate about sport?
The College of Sport & Exercise Science Society at Victoria University is a student-run society that aims to bring together all students with an interest in sport; we organise a variety of social, networking and sport-themed events throughout the year.
To discuss membership and for more information please contact us via email: email@example.com.
Like our page Facebook for updates: ‘VU College of Sport and Exercise Science Society’.
VU Amnesty Club
The VU Amnesty Club aims to engage VU students in local and international human rights issues. The club also offers students the opportunity to work closely with Amnesty International Australia.
Community Development Student Association
Bringing people together who are passionate about Community Development, with the purpose to Empower, Inspire and Learn in an environment where students can also connect with others who have similar interests.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or like the Community Development Student Association on Facebook.
Enactus (previously Students in Free Enterprise)
We encourage you to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real working situations. Enactus students can make a difference in their local community. Being involved with Enactus can increase your employability and further enhance your university experience.
Email: email@example.com or join Enactus on Facebook.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
International grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our community.
Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening Group (SLUGG)
VU Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters helps men and women improve their public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. Members deliver prepared and impromptu speeches and develop skills related to timekeeping, chairing and facilitating meetings.
Accounting, Finance and Investment Student Society (AFISS)
AFISS aims to provide a support network for students to enhance their lives whilst at university and provide support and information regarding potential career paths.
Email: AFISS@students.vu.edu.au or join AFISS on Facebook.
Biomedical Social Club of Victoria University
VU Communications Club
Victoria University Communications Club is focused on the professional development of communications students. We provide professional and social opportunities for our members including workshops, networking and industry relevant events. Our members are informed regularly about industry news and career development opportunities. Membership is open to all students studying, or with an interest in Communications.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or connect through Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or Blog for more information.
Community Development Association
To bring together Students, Lecturers and Alumni of Community development courses at Victoria University.
For more information on how to get involved please contact email@example.com
Victoria University Motorsport (VUM) is a student group led by Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students, and is open to all undergraduates studying at VU. Students design, build and race a race car.
Nursing and Midwifery Association
For all VU Nursing and Midwifery students, past and present to create a community of support and communication, linking you with your fellow students, industry experience and letting your hair down! Annual Membership $5.00 and you will receive invitations to social gatherings, professional Networking Opportunities, access to study group sessions, member discounts and much, much more!
Email: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Nursing and Midwifery Association on Facebook.
Student Osteopathic Medicine Association
Soma aims to assist in all osteopathic students’ academic, social and professional needs by liaising with our affiliated professional bodies, providing education opportunities and providing social events for its members.
Email: Lachlan.Cossens@live.vu.edu.au or Luci.Hedley@students.vu.edu.au.
Outdoor Adventure Club
For those interested in participating in a range of outdoor adventure and recreational activities and trips.
VU Psychology Society (VUPS)
The VUPS is an inclusive student psychology society that welcomes student members who are currently studying or have an interest in psychology. The VUPS intends to better link psychology students with each other and with VU psychology staff in a relaxed and fun environment.
Email: email@example.com or like VUPS on Facebook.
VU Student Paramedic Association (VUSPA)
Victoria University Sports Engineering Society
A society for Sports Engineering students to explore social, professional and personal development while preparing to be Industry-ready through the clubs organised events.
SAP Student Association
A place for students from SAP and IT courses to network about job placement opportunities. We also provide Resume building classes and help with interviewing Techniques.
Fun and friendship
Victoria University Ally Club
VU Ally Club recognises that queerphobic attitudes exist at VU. We aim to combat these attitudes by creating support networks between LGBTQI community and straight students. We aim to create a social and inclusive environment which fosters dialogue amongst students.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Vic Uni ALLY facebook group.
Aussie Mates International Club
We welcome exchange students from across the world organising social events on campus and across Victoria. A great place to meet amazing people from a range of discipline’s across the university as well as supports a strong welcoming culture within our campuses.
Register on the Website or Email: Anna.Munro@vu.edu.au if you have any enquires
VUSSS (Victoria University Social Sport Society)
VUSSS is a social club at Victoria University who want to get involved in both sport and social activities. We run a minimum of 4 social events per year with the desire to get new and existing students in different courses but with similar hobbies and a desire to be social with others from VU involved in events.
Email: email@example.com or join the VUSSS on Facebook.
VU Theatre Company
A group of arty students running a range of events from small fund raisers and performances at Orientation events to a large musical production for all students to attend!
To join us email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VU Games Club
This club is about the love of games and the playing of games, both of which are worthwhile causes; we love board games, card games, role-playing games and video games!
The club wishes to provide a place outside of the home for gaming and for members to make new friends who they have a common connection with.
Email: email@example.com or just Join us on Facebook
VU Student Union (VUSU)
VU International Student Association (ISA)
ISA is currently affiliated with Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) and was founded in 2002. It is the peak representation of all International students within VU, acting to provide guidance and advice when students need it most. We are committed to running diverse events for students from multicultural backgrounds; aiming to ensure International students enjoy their new life at VU, through our innovative activities and practical advice in career and academic opportunities.
The ISA office is located in Building M 119, Footscray Park Campus. Please check the ISA Calendar regularly and find the activities you are interested in. Join the ISA facebook page, follow us on twitter: @VU_ISA, or call us on 9919 5953.
Greek Society (VUGS)
BE LOUD & BE PROUD! VUGS is a club which focuses towards young Greek students, keeping alive and maintaining our traditional heritage.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and join the VUGS on Facebook.
VU Indonesian Student Association
We organise cultural and social events both on and off campus. We also provide guidance and assistance to Indonesian students, especially for those who have just arrived in Australia.
Email: Amirullah.email@example.com or join the VUISA on Facebook.
Saudi Student Society
Society created to help Saudi Students studying at VU.
The Victoria University Turkish Society aims to strengthen the relationships of Turkish students within the VU community through events and activities that promote the Turkish culture and language.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or join the VU Turkish Society on Facebook.
Malaysian Association (VUMA)
VUMA aims to represent the interests of the Malaysian students while promoting social and cultural exchange with other students at Victoria University.
Pacific Students Association
We are a network of students who offer moral, social and academic support to local and International Pacific Students. We run Sports activities like Tennis and Volleyball at the Student Village and many Cultural Activities.
The Victoria University Labor Club aims to promote politics within the student population. It brings together students with similar political interests, while acting to promote networking capabilities and provide a general forum for discussion.
Labor Left Students
Stands to support students who believe in the key principles of the left of the Australian Labor Party. We provide a forum for debate and discussion of key current political issues and provide networking opportunities for students with similar ideology and an interest in politics.
Victoria University Liberal Club
Our Club holds regular meetings, social gatherings and meets frequently with prominent Liberal figures from across the country.
International Students for Social Equality (ISSE)
Aims to develop a movement of students against militarism, war and social inequality.
The Socialist Alliance
The socialist alliance is an anti-capitalist political organisation with members throughout Australia. We support a democratic society run by and working for people not the destructive elite that currently rules. Members of the socialist alliance are active in campaigns on a wide range of issues. Contact us today to get involved.
Email: email@example.com or join the Socialist Alliance society on Facebook.
Spiritual and Religious
ACF Christian Fellowship
A Christian Club at Victoria University to touch the lives of VU students with God’s love, bonding and growing together as a family in order to serve and glorify God.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jessy at email@example.com.
Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM)
The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) is an ecumenical movement of tertiary students, university faculty and senior friends with a history in Australia dating back over a hundred years.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or join the ASCM on Facebook.
Islamic Society of Victoria University (ISVU)
Student body that represents Muslim students at VU. Cultural, social and religious events both on and off campus. The aim of the society is to bring together Muslim students at weekly, monthly and annual events.
Email: email@example.com or join the ISVU Facebook group.
Students For Christ (formally Universe)
As a national movement of Spirit Filled University Students, we seek ongoing dialogue and opportunity to learn from each other, inspire each other forward, and become a formidable force for good on every campus in Australia.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or join Universe on Facebook.
Sport and recreation
VU Vipers Cheerleading
The VU Vipers are a co-ed cheerleading squad that compete in both cheer and dance disciplines. In the past two years Vipers have had great success, gaining national titles in cheer and dance. Vipers train three times a week, Sunday (6-9pm Dance), Wednesday and Friday (7:15-8:45am Cheer).
It is a fantastic environment to make new friends, have fun and get fit! Males and females accepted.
Other sport clubs
There are a number of sport clubs affiliated with VU Sports. A full list can be found on the Sport & Fitness page.
Start your own club
If you're interested in starting a new club, the first step is to meet up with your campus recreation officer. Your recreation officer will discuss a range of options to be involved with a club and if you decide to start your own the next stage will be to complete the club affiliation documents. Once these have been completed they should be delivered to your campus recreation officer.
Show some initiative!
Once you have successfully completed your club affiliation documents your club will be automatically allocated some funding (this is dependant on membership numbers, attendance at relevant events and several other items, check with your campus recreation officer for a detailed explanation).
However, there is also another path if you with to apply for funding. Show some initiative is a grant which is given out to groups of students, individuals or clubs which encourage students to actively participate in self-driven student student engagement activities and events which are socially inclusive.
Download the Show some initiative application form and make an appointment to chat with your campus recreation officer about your project. The Show Some Initiative Grant Committee meets monthly so make sure you leave plenty of time to complete your application prior to your event or activity.
The scheduled meetings for 2014 are 19 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September and 15 October.
City campuses Recreation Officer
Phone: +61 3 9919 5020
ASKVU Find answers and ask questions
General enquiries: +61 3 9919 6100