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
Creative Arts Collective
A collective of art-ish students running a range of events from all day festivals, to art installations and performance art - our mediums include cabaret, music, performance, dancing, sculpture and installation art, digital media and all visual art forms your imagination can imagine!
Email: email@example.com or like the Creative Arts Collective Facebook page.
A group of students striving for excellence in the performing arts.
The Music Club serves as a base for music lovers and enthusiasts alike to come together and share the arts and a passion for music. Not limited to simply music performers, anyone who has an interest in music as an art or business may also join the club.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or like the VU Music Club Facebook page.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Email: email@example.com or phone: 0429 394 925
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.
Business and Commerce Student Society (BACS)
Society aimed at exposing students to opportunities that will compliment or create new skills sets.
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.
The Dictum Society is a club located at Queen St campus that represents the interests of law students and those wanting to be associated with the study of law. The club hopes to provide students with internship, graduate and professional development opportunities.
Contact the Dictum Society or join the Dictum Society on Facebook.
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: email@example.com or join the Nursing and Midwifery Association on Facebook.
Outdoor Education 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: Harrydanilis@gmail.com or like VUPS on Facebook.
VU Student Paramedic Association (VUSPA)
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.
VU Student Union (VUSU)
VU International Student Association (ISA)
ISA is currently affiliated with Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) and 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, and feel free to contact us via Facebook VU _ ISA, Twitter @VU_ISA or call us on 9919 5953.
Email: ISA@vu.edu.au or visit our website.
Greek Society (VUGS)
VU Indonesian Student Association
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.
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.
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
We meet regularly both on and off campus, organise day trips, dinners and an opportunity to form friendships. If you love to socialise, sing songs and play musical instruments, this club is for you.We have members from across the world, from Malaysia to the United States.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or join the ISVU Facebook group.
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: email@example.com or join Universe on Facebook.
Supporting Muslim Students and Staff to practice worship activities, events, regular meetings.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or join the VUSSS on Facebook.
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. Please note that applications to affiliate new clubs close on April 30th 2012.
As an official Victoria University club you will also be required to find a mentor who will support your club. Your mentor can be a staff member from Victoria University or a local community member. You can download a mentor application form here.
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.
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Phone: +61 3 9919 5020
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