SMU Sports Union
SMU Sports Union (SSU), founded in 2005, is the largest CCA body in SMU with 33 sports clubs and more than 3000 members. We have a wide variety of clubs ranging from popular sports such as Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Golf to more adventurous sports such as Rock Climbing, Windsurfing and Sailing.
Besides governing and serving as a voice for the sports clubs, SSU organises a myriad of events such as Sports Camp and Waikiki that further value-adds to student life at SMU. From corporate and alumni networking events to our signature sporting events, there are abundant opportunities to engage with industry professionals and value-add to your SMU journey.
SSU also provides a Community Service Project opportunity (Project SSUpport) for our SSU members to join (members of any of our Sports Clubs). Its aim: to provide holistic development and after-school enrichment to identified primary and secondary school students through sports. As all SMU undergraduates are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service as part of their graduation requirement, SSU seeks to provide this platform for our members to contribute to a meaningful social cause, whilst bonding with their friends and fulfilling this graduation requirement.
- Inter-Faculty Challenge
A school-based competition pitting the different SMU faculties against each other in sporting challenges.
- Sports Fiesta
Incoming freshmen are introduced to the various sports clubs under SSU to experience our vibrant sporting culture.
The largest student-led event that draws in a record number of participants each year that aims to integrate the entire SMU community through beach sports and fringe games.
Sports Appreciation Night
A celebration held by the SMU Sports Union to recognise the hard work and contributions from the SSU clubs towards creating a vibrant sporting culture in SMU.
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ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE SSU MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE?
For deputies, there will be an announcement regarding applications for SSU through email, followed by an interview process!
For directors, there will be a general election where you are expected to campaign among the SSU student body. Following that, there will be an interview and internal election process.
"The growth through the experiences sports gave us, we get the chance to give back to others. By serving a cause greater than ourselves, we tap onto the Might of One, Strength from All."
- Dylan Thet Tin, President, SMU Sports Union, School of Computing & Information Systems, Year 3
"SSU enabled me to give back to SMU’s sporting community, where I strive to leave a mark on this ongoing legacy."
- Joy Neo, Events Deputy Director, SMU Sports Union, School of Social Sciences, Year 2
SSU has 2 main roles, a) to manage the 33 sports clubs and to b) inculcate a vibrant sporting culture in SMU.
There are 5 main departments in SSU: Finance, Operations, Events, Marketing & Communications and lastly, Management.
By joining, you will be managing these aspects of the sporting scene in SMU with the guidance from directors.
The seniors in the Management Committee, as well as your fellow deputies are more than happy to help. Being a part of the union would expose you to a host of opportunities that would hone your leadership and personal development as an individual.
To be completely candid, the commitment is a large one, but nonetheless meaningful. If you are looking for personal growth and to push yourself to achieve more, we’d definitely recommend joining us onboard this SSU journey!
If you have the heart to take this up, or you’re interested in finding out more about how SSU operates, you can reach out to @kxslyn on Telegram.
You have to be a member of any Sports CCA under SSU, and of course, a heart to learn!