There are over 40 student organizations registered by the Office of Student Life. All organizations are assigned a category upon registration: academic/honorary; cultural/ethnic; government/programming; media; service/spiritual; political/social-issue; or hobby/special-interest. A current roster of active organizations and directory contact information for members is available from Student Life. Student Life can also provide information on Student Organization policies and procedures.
All organizations are registered through a process (outlined below), which takes place when the organization is founded. Organizations must update each semester with the Office of Student Life thereafter:
- Application. Complete the Student Organization Application Packet, which includes descriptions of the organization; its mission; and directory/contact information for officers, members and advisors. A constitution, which describes the organization’s structure and governance, officers, meetings, and other rules and regulations of operation, is required; changes in the constitution must be reported to Student Life.
- Notification. After meeting with a Student Life staff member, the organization’s main contact person will receive a letter, which describes the organization’s status ("fully registered," "emerging," etc.), and/or any further details which should be addressed before the organization begins operating on campus.
Only student organizations that gain full registration through this process are entitled to the following: permission to reserve space and equipment, hold meetings and recruit membership on campus; the use of the University’s name in its title, publications or other activities; the ability to request financial support from the Student Activity Fund (SAF); the use of University resources, space (including an official mailbox in the Student Organization Center [SOC]) and supplies; and other privileges as specified by Student Life.