Start a Club or Organization

Start a Club or Organization

Hawkeye considers student clubs/organizations an important part of student development. Clubs/organizations provide students the opportunity to:

  • Interact with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Pursue special interests.
  • Learn to work effectively with others.
  • Become actively involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Gain meaningful life experiences.

Types of Student Clubs/Organizations

Professional and departmental clubs/organizations are designed for students intending to pursue interests which contribute to their chosen career field and their career development.

Membership for scholastic honorary clubs/organizations is based on academic excellence and achievement.

Service clubs/organizations are designed for students wishing to contribute to Hawkeye and/or the community.

Special interest clubs/organizations are designed for students wishing to pursue a particular interest or vocation. Examples include political clubs, club sports, multicultural clubs, etc.

Process for Club/Organization Recognition

Official recognition of student clubs/organizations is granted by the Student Leadership Council and Student Life office.

  1. Clubs/organizations interested in official recognition, funding, and various on-campus privileges must apply to the Student Leadership Council by filling out the Request for Student Club/Organization Approval and Funding form [pdf]. This form is also available from the Student Life office.
  2. New clubs/organizations must draft a constitution in accordance with the guidelines established by Student Leadership Council and the Student Life office.
  3. Clubs/organizations must understand and follow the rules, requirements, and policies established by the Student Leadership Council and Student Life office.

Maintaining Club/Organization Recognition

Once recognized, clubs/organizations must maintain their active status by:

  1. Having current constitution and bylaws on file with Student Leadership Council.

  2. Submitting a current list of officers and members to Student Leadership Council each semester.

  3. Hold regular meetings, at least one per month.

  4. Have a Hawkeye faculty or staff advisor who attends meetings and other functions.

  5. Handle all financial matters competently and make financial records available to the Student Life and the Business office.

  6. Have all members of the club/organization in good standing with the College, which includes maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and not be on disciplinary probation.

  7. Have a club/organization member present at the clubs/organizations committee meeting to be held on the first Monday of every month at Noon in the Brock Student Center.

  8. Must submit an annual report of activity and spending to the Student Leadership Council or Brock Student Center Manager by April 30.

  9. Execute one community service activity per semester. This can be on or off campus.

  10. Collaborate with other clubs on at least two events each semester.

Club/Organization Suspension or Recognition Revoked

A club/organization's recognition and privileges may be revoked by Student Leadership Council, Student Life office, or the President's office. Clubs/organizations must follow the Process for Club/Organization Recognition to be re-established as a recognized student club/organization.

A decision for recognition and privileges to be revoked may be appealed to a review board. The recommendations of the review board are final. The review board will be chosen by the Student Life Director and will be made up of:

  • Brock Student Center Manager
  • Non-Student Leadership Council student representative
  • Faculty representative
  • Staff representative

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