Joining a student group is one of the simplest ways to get involved in the PSGA and the campus community. Clubs and Organizations are groups of people with similar interests who get together for weekly or biweekly meetings for discussions. They are also responsible for dozens of parties, lectures, screenings, and shows in which the entire community is invited to participate. Services are designed to offer valuable assets to the campus for and by students. By participating in a Service you can gain hands-on experience in an area while also serving the campus at large. There are over 40 different groups, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. If not, find out how to start a new Club or Service under “Frequently Asked Questions.”
Club Creation Process
|Club Creation Form.pdf|
|Service Creation Form.pdf|
1. Contact your Coordinator of Clubs, Organizations and Services ([email protected]) to set up a meeting to discuss your club idea. They are there to answer your questions and guide the process to your club being made official. They will also assist you in requesting space for your general interest meeting.
2. Get one-hundred signatures from Mandatory Student Activity Fee paying students, and submit it to the Coordinator of Clubs, Organizations and Services.
3. Draft a charter and assemble your club’s executive board. You may organize it as you see fit but there must at least be a Treasurer. Positions may be co-chaired. The Chair of Senate ([email protected]) should assist you should you have any trouble drafting your charter. Once your charter is approved in Steering Committee, you may proceed to the next step.
4. Create a budget detailing the potential cost of your club. Your starting budget will be $50.00, so explain how you plan to spend that amount; also explain for which purposes you intend to use additional funds. You can seek assist from the Coordinator of Clubs, Organizations and Services ([email protected]), or from the Coordinator of Finance ([email protected]). Once your budget is approved in Finance Committee, you are ready for the final step.
5. Write a brief proposal addressed to the Council of Clubs and Organizations as to why you want to start your club, the purpose it will serve, its importance on campus, etc. You will present your charter, your budget, and this proposal to the Council of Clubs and Organizations. A majority vote (greater than 50%) is required to pass this proposal; making your club official.
Service Creation Process
The process for Service creation is similar, except instead of being ratified by the Council of Clubs and Organizations, your service is ratified by the Senate with a simple majority vote. Additional guidelines pertain to services, so as your Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations ([email protected])for assistance.
Join A Club, Organization or Service
As a student, you are free to attend any club or organization’s meeting, and run for any club or organization’s election. If you feel that you are not being allowed into a club or organization’s meeting, contact your Coordinator of Clubs, Organizations and Services.
You are also free to apply for employment in any service as an employee or an intern.