Chartering a New Student Organization
Guide to Chartering a New Student Organization
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:
- The group does not duplicate an existing organization.
- The purpose is to ensure continuity and stability of the organization
- The group does not organize under the sponsorship of an existing organization.
- 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.
- 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 Student/Faculty Committee on 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.
- The organization must have an advisor who is a full-time faculty member or staff.
Steps to Follow
- Submit the Application for Chartering form. Have ready to upload with the application:
- Organization Constitution (Sample New Organization Constitution)
- Letter of Support from Advisor of the Organization
- Letter from department which proposed organization will affiliate, if applicable.
- Submit the Organization Information Form (OIF).
Once received, you will be contacted to meet with the Student/Faculty Committee on Student Organizations regarding the proposed organization.
Three meetings may be held prior to the official chartering of a student organization. Business during these meetings should be limited to constitution drafting and forming the structure of the organization.