Student Handbook

Recognition of Student Groups

The following policies and procedures govern the formation of student groups, provide a mechanism to clearly recognize the existence of these organizations, and establish a support system for their successful operation.

Small groups of students may wish to meet regularly on a short-term basis to support a particular curriculum or special interest. Due to the informal or temporary nature of the group’s status, development of a constitution and formal structure may not be necessary. Such an interest group may be formed by obtaining written approval from the Student Activities Committee. Special interest student groups that anticipate a more permanent existence must go through the official recognition process.

This process includes a period of interim recognition of one academic quarter, during which time the leaders of the group become familiar with student activity procedures and University policies, write the constitution, and solicit membership.