American University of Beirut

Student Societies

​​​​​​​​A society is a student organization associated with the academic departments they belong to (ex. Economics Student Society, Computer Science Society). They may also be formed by residents of a residence hall at AUB (ex. Penrose Hall Society, New Women’s Residence Society)

How to join a society?

Any current registered AUB student can join a student organization by registering using the online system through Aubsis and membership fees will be added to the tuition. A student can be a member of three clubs and two societies only.

How is the cabinet of a society constituted?

The cabinet of a society consists of 4 members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large as part of a wider executive committee of at least 7 members. The cabinet of a society consists of the above 4 members in addition to the other 4 representatives of each class year. A student can be a cabinet member of a maximum of two clubs or two societies or one club and one society. The process of changing clubs' cabinets begins every year in April. The election process follows the procedures of the Roberts Rules Order and is supervised either by the society's adviser or by a representative from the Office of Student Affairs.

A "Society's day" is organized by student clubs at the beginning of the fall semester to promote their clubs and recruit new members.

How to form a new student organization?​

Students have the choice to initiate or reactivate a society. The steps to be followed for beginning a new society are indicated on the "New Student Organization Registration Form" below. The requirements needed must be submitted before one semester (the summer semester doesn't count). The student organization cannot start operating until approval is granted at the beginning of the semester following the submission of the proposal. ​​


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