Student Organizations

Overview

With about 30 active student organizations each semester, Student Life provides a range of opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live in a multicultural society and work in a global community.

In addition to building lasting friendships, student organizations provide many benefits including serving as a medium for academic discourse, personal growth, leadership development, intercultural understanding and community service. Moreover, research suggests that involved students tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate when compared with their non-involved peers.

As defined, a student organization is an association of students created for any educational purpose that supports the vision and goals of the university. There are hundreds of students involved in organizations, ranging from Student Government, to ping pong club, to academic honoraries, and more.

To find an organization that fits you, visit the current student organization directory or learn how to start your own organization with the Student Organization Handbook.

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Student Organization Forms

Please refer to the Student Organization Handbook for instructions on when and how to use the following forms. 

Download Student Organization Handbook

Registration Forms

Register a new student organization

Register a continuing student organization

Financial Forms

Purchase request: Credit card use form

To use the credit card, you must be an officer of a registered student organization and your name must be on file in the Office of Student Life as an approved spending officer.

Purchase request: Purchase through requisition form

To use a purchase order, the primary leader (president) or treasurer of the organization must obtain a quote from the preferred vendor and then submit the form.

Request for fundraising form

This form must be submitted a minimum of one week before the anticipated fundraising date. Refer to the Student Organization Handbook for fundraising policies.

Other Forms

Room reservation request form

As a registered student organization, you can reserve space on campus for meetings or sponsored events. At least seven business days are needed to ensure a reservation. Additionally, there is a room designated for student organizations to utilize in Warner 205C. Please give at least three business days notice.

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Current Student Organizations

Student organizations can be an important part of your growth during your college career. Not only do they provide the resources needed to succeed in the world, they can give you some of the best people you’ve ever met, building friendships that last a lifetime.

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Writing a Constitution

The constitution guides an organization in its operations and activities and, accordingly, is intended primarily for the organization’s benefit and use. The constitution contains the fundamental principles and structure of the organization and outlines the basic rules of procedure by which a group’s leadership govern their organization.