Active participation in clubs and organizations is highly recommended for all students as a means of developing their leadership skills outside the classroom.
Students are encouraged to get involved in clubs on campus and even form new clubs if the clubs currently in existence are not meeting their interests or needs.
Students interested in starting a new organization should consider the following steps prior to applying for a charter with the Student Activities & Leadership Center:
After answering the following questions, students are ready to begin the application process for a charter:
Request Registered Club & Organization status: Follow the steps on the Clubs & Orgs Registration & Renewal webpage. Registered Status is a trial period for new clubs & orgs. After your first semester as a registered club or org, you are allowed to apply for full chartered status.
Receive training (includes Risk Management Training*): All officers of a student club & org are required to receive training each academic year. Advisors must receive training every three years. This training will not only go over state requirements for Risk Management, but also cover helpful information about how you can operate on campus, as well as offer tools and resources to make your club & org a success. Training is offered at the beginning of each semester. *Risk Management Training is required by the state of Texas.
Request Chartered status: After your club has been a registered club or organization for one full semester, you may request to become a Chartered Club & Organization. Once your request has been accepted, your application for chartered status will go to the Student Government Senate for review. After the Senate reviews the request, final approval may be granted. Student Activities will notify you in writing once the process has been completed and your charter has been approved.