Clubs & Groups

Registration and Funding

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Summer Funding

Winter Semester funding from the TCSA has now concluded. Summer funding will be available in May for 2016/17 Registered Clubs and Groups and an email will be sent out to all organizations. If there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email

Risk Assessment Form

Please note: all registration packages require a completed risk assessment form, which can be found here.


Clubs & Groups at Trent University fit primarily into one of two separate classifications: Associated Clubs and Levy Groups.

Associated Clubs are student organizations that organize on a year-to-year basis but are not directly funded through a dedicated levy fee. In order to be recognized by the TCSA and the University, these groups must consist of at least five undergraduate Trent students, have ten signatures of support, and must complete a registration process with the TCSA each year.

Levy Groups receive direct funding from a student fee (called a levy) that is charged to each full-time undergraduate student with their tuition and ancillary fees. Most levy organizations are student groups, however, there are some levy groups that, while not student-run, are connected to the University community in various ways. They may offer a service or benefit to Trent students, or they are organizations that Trent students have chosen to support financially. All levy fees must be approved by a referendum of the student body before they can be charged to student accounts.

Associated Clubs who choose to register with the TCSA are eligible for funding grants, other assistance and a list of benefits including:

• The ability to use the Trent University name and logo 

• Eligibility to apply for funding through the TCSA and the Colleges 

• The ability to appear on the Co-Curricular record 

• Printing up to 100 copies free at the TCSA office

• Access to the TCSA tents 

• Use of the button maker ($0.10 / button). Simply fill in the templates above (for either Microsoft Word 2003 and later or Photoshop) with your design and bring them into the office. 

• Free table bookings at the Bata Foyer, Otonabee College Foyer, and outside Wenjack theatre up to 5 times per month.

• Discounted price for booking the Céilie 

• Access to a mailbox in the TCSA office

• The option to set up a bank account in association with TD Bank and the TCSA

• Use of the TCSA’s film license

Registration forms, applications and the TCSA Club Handbook, Registration and Funding can be obtained above or from the TCSA office.

Clubs are funded primarily through a $7.52 levy that is collected in trust and administered by the TCSA for this purpose. Registered groups can apply for funding grants from this fund to assist with the costs of their events and operations.

Clubs & Groups are encouraged to use the Trent Events Calendar to market their events to students via the MyTrent Portal. Simply log in to MyTrent, click "Calendar View", then click "Submit an Event."

If you have questions regarding Clubs and Student Societies, registering a club or the process of applying for funding grants, please contact the TCSA Vice President Clubs & External Affairs, NPipp O'Brien, at 705-748-1000 or by e-mail at