The Radcliffe Camera through trees.
The Radcliffe Camera through trees.

Guidance for student clubs and societies

Student clubs, societies and publications are an essential part of student life here at Oxford. Each year, the Proctors’ Office oversees the annual registration of clubs and societies.

Students are reminded of the Proctors' Office guidance:  

Use of the University name and logo

If your club or society would like to use the name “Oxford University” in your title, or the University logo in your materials (e.g. using the coat of arms on a club letterhead), you must register with the Proctors’ Office and request separate permission from the Vice-Chancellor after registering. Clubs and societies must be registered with the Proctors’ Office for at least two consecutive full terms before seeking permission from the Vice-Chancellor and must re-register with the Proctors’ Office each year thereafter to continue using the University’s name and logo. More information and the application to request permission to use the University’s name and logo is available on the University website. 

Student views 

The University supports student groups’ right to express their views within the limits of the law and university policies. Please remember that you cannot, however, attribute your group’s views to the University, whether you are a registered club or not. Note that permission to use the University’s name or its logo does not imply that a club is authorised to act or speak on behalf of the University.

Current register

A list of registered student clubs and societies can be found on the Oxford Students website. 

Please visit the Student Clubs and Societies page for more information, or contact the Proctors’ Office