Starting and Managing a Student Club or Organization
Start a student club or organization
Any student can start a student club or organization and can do so at any time during the academic year. To become officially recognized, clubs must submit a statement of purpose, objectives and procedures that are reviewed and approved by an advisor and the Dean of Student Affairs.
Each club must have an advisor and go through the entire recognition process every third academic year. Each academic term, organization leaders must submit an updated list of officers and members to the Office of Student Affairs.
Fund your student club
At the beginning of each trimester, clubs and organizations may apply for funding from the Student Senate for the current trimester. Funds will be granted based upon completion of requirements and eligibility. Funding requirements are outlined in the Student Senate budget proposal guidelines (listed below). Funds will be distributed through expense vouchers (listed below) or by providing a purchase order and voucher at least one week prior to the time the money is needed.
- Student Senate expense voucher (pdf)
- Student Senate budget proposal guidelines (pdf)
- How to get funding for your club (pdf)
- Budget proposal form (pdf)
Schedule club meetings, events and speakers
Find out how to schedule student club meetings, events and speakers.
Submit your monthly meeting report
Submit your monthly meeting report by the 5th of each month to ensure your student club or organization maintains full funding.