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About unofficial circle groups etc

Official circles include “Student Associations”, “Student Tomonkai”, “Common Interest Associations”, “Circles Affiliated with NPO’s, etc.”, 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.

Currently, there are about 500 official circles active.Some of these circles have been active for 100 years, while others were just approved last year.

The Student Affairs Section will continue to support more official circles to make them more active.

For the latest list of official circles, you can check “List of official circles” (pdf data) on this page.

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.

  1. Registered (unofficial) circles
    Circles that have already notified the university and completed registration but do
    not meet the requirements for establishing official circles. By registering, circles can
    receive benefits such as using of common classrooms and booths during the circle’s
    recruitment activities period. Registration is required every academic year.
    *Even if your circle is not going to be officially authorized, please register your circle
    information with the university using the application form on MyWaseda.
  2. Unregistered groups
    In addition to Official circles and Registered (unofficial) circles, there are
    Unauthorized organization that operate under the name of Waseda University. In
    principle, Unauthorized organization are not allowed to use classrooms and circle
    recruitment activities booths.
    *Even if your circle is not going to be officially authorized, please register your circle
    information with the university using the application form on MyWaseda.

The circles below apply to “groups, such as circles, other than official circles.”

  • Waseda University YUBAKAI
  • Waseda University Angels
  • Jumping Point

Events, such as beauty pageants, in Waseda University

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.

In case of any inconsistency between the Japanese version and the English version, the Japanese version shall prevail.

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