Official circles include “Student Associations,” “Student Tomonkai,” “Circles Affiliated with NPO’s, etc.,” “Common Interest Associations,” and “Faculty-Approved Organizations.” In order to become an official circle, the group must satisfy certain requirements, mainly including (i) circle member constitution, (ii) activity experience, and (iii) chair, etc. There are currently approximately 500 official circles promoting activities, including those that have been active in the past 100 years and those that were recognized as official circles last year.
The Student Affairs Division provides support so that more official circles can promote their activities.
On the other hand, there are the 2 types of groups below, such as circles, that are not recognized as official circles by Waseda University.
- Registered (unofficial) circles
Circles whose application and registration with the university have been completed but have not satisfied the establishment requirements for official circles. By registering, circles can receive benefits, such as lending classrooms and the use of the lounge during the Circle Recruitment Week period.
- Unregistered groups
In addition to official circles and registered (unofficial) circles, there are unregistered groups that promote activities under the name of Waseda University. Unregistered groups cannot use classrooms in the Student Center or Circle Recruitment Week booths in principle.
The circles below apply to “groups, such as circles, other than official circles.”
- Waseda University YUBAKAI
- Waseda University Angels
- Jumping Point
Waseda University has traditionally not allowed hosting of any beauty pageants or similar events. The university also does not provide any benefits to groups that plan such events, including lending campus facilities.
It is important that you learn and comply with the activity rules in order to also make extracurricular activities productive. Carefully read the information below and check that you act with good manners near the campus (such as Toyama Park and the traffic circle of Takadanobaba Station), utilization method and precautions when using school facilities, precautions when drinking/smoking, etc.