Student extra-curricular activities
The University is home to around 130 official University societies, as well as around 70 official departmental societies, of which a total of around 6,900 students are members. These provide a lively format for extra-curricular activities.
＊Kyushu Regional University Sports Championships (July and December)
These championships are planned as a collective event for extra-curricular sporting activities, and involve all national, public and private universities (including junior colleges) that are members of the Kyushu Area Association of University Athletic Associations. The championships are held as a festival that celebrates student sports throughout the region.
＊National Sports Championships of Seven Universities (known as Nana-Dai-Sen)(December-March, June-August)
This event is known as Nana-Dai-Sen (“Seven-University Championship”), and involves the seven universities that were originally Imperial Universities (Kyushu, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, Tohoku and Hokkaido Universities) engaging in a sports championship, hosted alternately by one university each year. The championship involves 32 events, and the universities compete with one another on an overall points basis.
The 62nd Championship will be held under the coordination of Tokyo University in 2023.
＊University Festivals (Kyushu University Festival (November)), Art Festival (November)
These festivals are hosted by university societies and classes, and involve faculties and research institutions being open to the public. Events involve local residents and students, as well as a range of other activities designed to promote interaction with local society. A wide range of events are held throughout the university.
* Kyushu University Student Support Association Cultural Festival (October)
In addition to providing opportunities for university recognized cultural student societies to exhibit their work, this event aims to introduce Kyushu University student societies to the residents of Fukuoka City. The Student Support Association Cultural Festival is held once a year at Saitopia, beside Kyudaigakkentoshi Station, with the support of the Kyushu University Student Support Association.
○The role of advisory teaching staff
All societies officially approved by the university are required to appoint an advisory member of the teaching staff.
The advisors are in a position to provide appropriate guidance and advice from the perspective of mentors and collaborators under the advisory faculty guidelines for Kyushu University student societies.
Considering the increasing number of accidents involving students in extracurricular activities, when students are going on camps or expeditions, guidance and advice should be provided as necessary, such as having them submit the "Notification for Camps, Expeditions, Games, and Events" in advance.
(Reference) List of Official University Societies
＊Sports-related societies (societies affiliated to the Sports Administration Department)
Aikido Society, Ice Hockey Society, Ashihara Karate Society, American Football Society, Cheerleading Society, Karate Society, Japanese Archery Society, Kendo Society, Flight Society, Hard Softball Society, Tennis Society, Hard Baseball Society, Golf Society, Soccer Society, Mountaineering Society, Automobile Society, Judo Society, Semi-Hardball Baseball Society, Shorin Martial Arts Society, Shorinji Kung Fu Society, Swimming Society, Skiing Society, Soft Tennis Society, Gymnastics Society, Table Tennis Society, Tae Kwon Do Society, Softball Society, Equestrian Society, Men’s Basketball Society, Women’s Basketball Society, Badminton Society, Men’s Volleyball Society, Women’s Volleyball Society, Women’s Handball Society, Men’s Handball Society, Fencing Society, Rowing Society, Western Archery Society, Yachting Society, Rugby Society, Men’s Lacrosse Society, Women’s Lacrosse Society, Athletics Society, Renshinkan Karate Society, Wandervogel Society, Cycling Club, Triathlon Society, Squash Club, Windsurfing Club, Water Polo Society, Cheerleading Club, Futsal Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Sports Administration Committee
Igo Society, Movie Society, English Study Society (Q.E.S.S), Science Fiction Society, Dramatic Society, Music Appreciation Society, Chemistry Research Society, Guitar Ensemble, Green Club, Light Music/Jazz Research Society, International Friendship Society, Mixed-Voice Choir, Tea Ceremony Society (Urasenke), Tea Ceremony Society, (Omotesenke), Photographic Society, Shogi Society, Calligraphy Society, Wind Orchestra, Biology Research Society, Tap Dance Circle, Adventure Society, Male Voice Choral Academy, Earth Sciences Society, Railway Research Club, Birdmen Team, Noh Theater Society, Band Club, Art Society, Hyakunin-Isshu Poetry Society, Philharmonic Orchestra, Folksong Society (Q-FOLK), Physics Research Society, Dance Research Society, Literature Society, Japanese Music Society, Broadcasting Research Society, Legal Advice Society, Volunteer Circle, Manga Research Society, Mandolin Club, Rakugo Research Society, Rock Research Society (Be-Rock), PLANET-Q, ICPC Challenge Society, Folk Dance Research Society, Magic Circle, Animation Research Society, Model Society, Ecoa, Piano Society, ATP, Chadokoro Café Management Circle, Juggling Society, Acoustic Guitar Circle (unplugged), A Cappella (HarmoQ), Quiz Research Society, Pokémon Research Society, Humanoid Project, Itoshima Empty Homes Project, KURT Robotics Competition Team, Student Formula Plan, Kyushu University Mystery Solving Project (Quest), Chemistry Research Club, Hula Dance Circle, CHANCE, Hunting Study Group, iTOP, Wadaiko Kahyo, Cat Club