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Office of Leadership and Student Involvement

New Organization Charter Requirements


A group of 10 or more full-time students wishing to form an organization and seek official status from the university by obtaining a charter may do so, provided the following requirements are met:

  1. The group does not duplicate an existing organization.
  2. The purpose is to ensure continuity and stability of the organization
  3. The group does not organize under the sponsorship of an existing organization.
  4. If nonstudents are affiliated with the organization in a capacity other than an advisory role, they may only be associate members. Associate members may not hold office or vote.
  5. If any person is paid for instruction through a student organization, a budget must be approved by a majority vote of the members, by the Committee for New Student Organizations and by the Recreational Sports department for sports clubs. Any payment for ongoing instruction must be provided through Recreational Sports or the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, whichever is appropriate.
  6. The organization must have an advisor who is a full-time faculty member or staff.