Political Clubs on Campus

Policy Category: 
Student Related
Approved By: 
Priorities and Planning Group
Effective Date: 
May 30, 1984 (by Board); November 20, 2007 (by PPG)

In order to accommodate students who may be interested in forming a political club (affiliated with a recognized Canadian political party) on the Lakehead University campus and who would be seeking permission to use the University's name, the following applies:

  • University students wishing to form political clubs on campus that use the name "Lakehead University" and are affiliated with recognized Canadian political parties, must apply for permission to use the name "Lakehead University" to identify their club.

  • Application shall be in writing and directed to the Vice-Provost Student Affairs.

  • Permission to use the "Lakehead University" name, when granted, will be subject to the condition that in the opinion of the University, the use of the name is not detrimental or unseemly to the good name of the University. 

  • Such clubs do not have permission to use the University's official crest or registered logo, since these constitute an important component of the "corporate image" we attempt to portray to prospective students and other audiences.

Student Related: Clubs and Use of Lakehead University Name, University Crest or Registered Logo

Effective Date:  September 2010

Approved by:  Office of Student Affairs and Office of Communications

Clubs and Use of Lakehead University Name

  • University students wishing to form clubs, associations, or societies on campus that use the name "Lakehead University" or "Lakehead U" must apply for permission to use the name to identify their club, association, or society.

  • Application shall be in writing and directed to the Office of Communications.

  • Permission to use the "Lakehead University" or "Lakehead U" name, when granted, will be subject to the condition that in the opinion of the University, the use of the name is not detrimental or unseemly to the good name of the University.

  • Clubs and associations do not have permission to use the University's official crest or registered wordmark (logo).

  • Lakehead University has the right to revoke permission to use its name if, at any time, it deems actions of an organization, club, association, or society are seen to be contrary to the University's values and are detrimental to its image