Procedure for chartering clubs/organizations on the campus of Gardner-Webb University

Applicable to Traditional Undergraduate Program ONLY. All others should contact the appropriate dean or his/her designee for their program of study.

All campus organizations must meet certain requirements in order to assemble on campus and to be eligible for other privileges granted to approved clubs and organizations.

To find out more information about 2021-2022 Clubs and Organizations, attend Connect Fair, an event held early in the fall semester. For details on this event, stop by the Center for Personal and Professional Development, located on the first floor of the Tucker Student Center.

Political Perspective, Candidate, or Party
Gardner-Webb encourages its students to engage in various activities (political or otherwise) that encourage critical thinking on current issues. The University also encourages students to be active citizens in the political and civic arenas. But in order to protect individuals’ academic and intellectual freedom, the University as a whole does not privilege or endorse any particular political perspective, candidate, or party. When offering any event or activity that may be politically charged, we always hope to prevent a biased presentation, and to offer a balanced discussion on the issues at hand within an educational setting.

Commuter Student Association


NEW commuter students must complete a commuter application, pay a non-refundable $150 commuter deposit, and provide a current, correct mailing address and phone number to the Office of Housing and Residence Education prior to the beginning of the semester.

RETURNING commuter students must submit a commuter application every Spring semester to retain membership in the student body. There is no deposit associated with a Returning Student Commuter Application.

Requirements for Commuter Status

  1. Living with parents or guardian within a 40 mile radius of the Campus;
  2. 21 years of age or older prior to beginning of contract/academic year;
  3. Lived in a University Residential Facility six fall/spring semesters;
  4. Achieved 90 credit hours of college credit prior to contract/academic year;
  5. Married;
  6. Part-time student (less than 12 hours);
  7. 120 days of active military duty (does not include military reserve unless called for active duty).
  8. Unforeseeable and extenuating circumstance;


Commuter students of all ages are strongly encouraged to get involved! The Student Activities Office offers a wide range of activities.

Crime Prevention

The University Police Department patrols the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. It is responsible for protecting life and property by enforcing state law. Officers are available to offer assistance, to issue vehicle violation tickets, and to investigate accidents and acts of disturbance or vandalism. The department is housed in the Poston Center or you may call (704) 406-4444.

Safety Tips

  1. Always lock your vehicle!
  2. Keep valuables out of sight.
  3. Be observant!
  4. Use good judgment and common sense.

Security Escort

The University Police Department provides an escort service 24 hours a day. You may dial (704) 406-4444 to request an escort across campus.

Inclement Weather Policy

Since the campus is primarily a residential campus, it is highly unusual for classes to be cancelled or for the University to close due to inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather, you are encouraged to stay tuned to your local TV and radio stations for announcements. Information will also be listed on the GWU homepage, or you may call.


Commuter students are eligible to park in any white space on campus. In addition, two-hour parking is also available on South Main Street. Please remember, the inability to find a legal or convenient parking space is not a license to park anywhere! University Police strictly enforces these regulations.

Vehicle Registration

All motorized vehicles operated on the campus of GWU must be registered with the University Police office. Decals may be purchased for a nominal fee and must be displayed on your vehicle whenever on campus. You may register your vehicle online via WebbConnect.

Staff Resource People

For ideas, questions, and suggestions unique to commuter students, please contact the Office of Student Activities in Tucker Student Center Office Suite 157 or call (704) 406-4732.