Final Consideration

If the new student organization is approved by the SGA Senate, the organization application and constitution/by-laws will be sent to the Dean of Students for final consideration. If the Dean determines that the SGA correctly applied the approval criteria, the student organization will receive Final Approval. If the Dean determines that the SGA incorrectly approved the student organization, the Dean may deny recognition. The decision of the Dean will reflect consultation with senior University administrators and will be final.

A student organization that fails to achieve Final Approval may not re-apply until the following Fall semester.

Once a new organization is approved, the policies and procedures required of all campus organizations must be observed by the organization in order to maintain an active status.

Expectations for New Student Organizations

Once a new student organization is approved, the organization is expected to meet their Social-Spirit-Service Requirements (pg. 18) during the remainder of the school year to be eligible for funding for the following school year. New organizations will be able to apply for funds for the next school year during spring semester along with existing organizations.

Charter Application for New Organizations

Answer each question thoroughly.

Please provide the following information:

  1. What is the proposed name of the organization?
  2. Describe the purpose/mission of the proposed organization. Why should this organization exist, and whom does it serve? What makes it unique and beneficial?
  3. Are there any similar organizations already on or off campus?
  4. Will there be any prerequisites to joining this organization such as dues, declared major, GPA requirements etc.? If yes, please list them.
  5. What faculty/staff member has agreed to be your organization advisor?
  6. Will this organization be a campus chapter for a regional or national organization? If yes, list name of organization.
  7. Please provide a cop of your proposed constitution. (See the following for help with this.)

Guidelines for Creating a Constitution

All student organizations are required to submit a proposed constitution as part of their application to become an officially recognized active campus organization. Once approved, this constitution serves as the governing document for your organization.

It is recommended that each officer of your organization have an up-to-date copy of the 8 constitution. Additionally, all members of the organization should be familiar with the document. This information will help to ensure that all members are aware of how the organization functions.

The following information should be used to develop, maintain and use your organization’s constitution.