Types of Affiliation
There are multiple levels of affiliation with the Flinders University Student Association. Clubs who intend to play competitive sports recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport should instead seek affiliation with Flinders One Sport.
The levels of affiliation with FUSA are outlined below.
- Non-Financial Affiliation provides clubs with a range of benefits including (but not limited to) access to equipment hire, room and space hire, design & media services, equipment storage facilities, print & copy services, 24/7 access to a dedicated clubs room, testing & tagging of electrical equipment, promotional opportunities, Public Liability Insurance coverage and ongoing support from the Clubs & Events Officer. There is also conditional access to a once-off Start-Up Grant available in the club’s first calendar year of affiliation.
- Financial Affiliation provides clubs with all of the benefits of Non-Financial Affiliation, however also receives access to ongoing funding for the duration of their affiliation.
- Academic Associations are representative student bodies for specified programs of the university. Academic Associations receive more funding than financially affiliated clubs as they have additional responsibilities. Academic Associations also have ongoing support from the Student Representation & Development Officer.
Should a club not wish to become affiliated with the Flinders University Student Association it must at minimum become registered with the Flinders University Student Association to operate on campus. When approved, registration allows the club to operate on Flinders University campuses, however does not grant access to the benefits of affiliation.