Any student group seeking a charter must follow the chartering process. Members of the Student Organizations Committee (SOC) work with student groups to ensure they meet specific criteria regarding active membership, regularly scheduled meetings, and organized leadership structure. The Student Organizations Committee votes to approve the charters of student organizations each semester. The entire process takes a minimum of two months, and you must complete this process before the charter submission deadline communicated by the Chair or Student Organizations.
Only student groups that have active members, consistent meetings, and are in need of funding should consider the chartering process. Please fill out the Statement of Interest to begin the process. The Chair of Student Organizations will contact you for the next step.
A member of the Student Organizations Committee (SOC) will then be paired with your group for at least two months. This liaison will help ensure your group meets the standards of chartering before you submit your charter for review.
During this two month period, if your group is in need of immediate funding, you may request an allocation from the SOC. These funds are intended to prove to the SOC that your group is capable of using funding from the Student Activities Budget effectively. The Chair of Student Organizations will communicate the process by which funds may be requested to groups involved in the chartering process.
You are now ready to draft a charter. Please find a sample charter document here. The deadline for submitting a charter will be around spring break. The Chair of Student Organizations will communicate the exact deadline each year.
Immediately after this deadline, the SOC will review and vote to approve all applications. If your charter is approved, then your group has officially become a chartered organization of SGO.