New Club Information

Rice is home to a vibrant array of student clubs. It is a source of Rice pride that we support and encourage our students to try new things and to get involved in areas where they are passionate and hope to contribute to the Rice community and beyond.

Given the large number of clubs that already exist at Rice, we highly recommend you research existing clubs on campus in your prospective genre before registering a new club. It is also helpful to meet with some clubs in your prospective genre to learn more about what they do, their strengths and weaknesses, and determine whether or not your new ideas can fit into an already established club’s mission and purpose.

New Club Registration Tips:

» Explore currently registered clubs at Rice. Discuss your new ideas with established clubs to see if you fit within the mission and purpose of an active club.

  • If you do not find a club that fits, then identify your new club’s unique mission and purpose.
  • You can email clubregistration@rice.edu to ask if a similar club has existed on campus in the past. If yes, then the past constitution from said club can be shared with you.

» To establish a new club, connect with other interested students and identify a faculty or staff sponsor.

» Complete all Club Registration requirements found on the Club Registration & Renewal website.

Additional Resources:

» Club Registration Assistance

» Funding

  • New Club Fund – New clubs on campus often have great ideas, inspiration, and the drive to make positive change for our campus and community but get stalled in their efforts to move forward because they lack funds to get started. Student Activities hopes to support these organizations by providing a New Club Fund that will support these groups.
  • Please visit the Club Resources – Financial Resources webpage for additional information and resources.

» Room Reservations

  • Student Center – Please visit the Reservations webpage for information on how to reserve spaces within the Student Center. Once on the Reservations webpage, click on “Event Management System (EMS)” to reveal information on how to create an account and reserve space.
  • Other Rice Venues – If you would like to reserve space outside of the Student Center, please click here for more information.

» Information & Ongoing Support

  • Even after you have completed registration, please continue to utilize the Student Activities office for support. Our office is happy to answer any questions regarding club recruitment, activities/events, finances, retention, risk management, and much more.
  • Also, be sure to review the Club Resources webpage to find information pertinent for your new organization.
LOCATION

ADDRESS AND EMAIL

Rice Memorial Center
Room 202
6100 Main Street MS-530
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 348-4097
Fax: (713) 348-5976
studentcenter@rice.edu

BUILDING HOURS

Monday - Friday
7:00am - Midnight

Saturday
9:00am - Midnight

Sunday
12:00pm - Midnight

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm (limited staff)

Our entire staff will be available virtually Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.