Types of Affiliation
To be recognised as a Flinders University club and receive access to resources available to Flinders University clubs, your club must be affiliated with either the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) or with Flinders Sport & Fitness. Unaffiliated student groups will only have access to the resources available to all Flinders University students.
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 Sport & Fitness.
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 that have the endorsement of the Dean of the College and run a number of learning, teaching and/or academic/professional development activities. 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.
- Collectives act as the representative body for autonomous communities on campus, and act as the advisory group for the community to Student Council.