Starting 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.
Applying for Club/Organization Recognition
Official recognition of student clubs/organizations is granted by the Student Leadership Council and Student Life office.
Clubs/organizations interested in official recognition, funding, and various on-campus privileges must apply to the Student Leadership Council by submitting the following completed forms:
- Request for Student Club/Organization Approval and Funding form [pdf]
- Advisor Agreement form [pdf]
- Clubs/Organizations Audit Form [pdf]
- A proposed constitution, including the purpose, requirements of membership, organizational structure and proposed objectives or activities. See sample constitution [pdf].
Club/Organization Approval Process
The Student Leadership Council will review the application materials and vote on the recognition of the proposed club/organization.
The designated group advisor will be notified when the Student Leadership Council will vote on your club/organization proposal. You must send a representative from your club/organization to this meeting to answer questions relating to the establishment of the club/organization and its purpose.
All approved clubs/organizations must develop a club/organization web page on the Hawkeye website. Contact the webmaster with the following information:
- Description of the club/organization, goals, and what the club does.
- Advisor contact info including name, phone, email, office location.
- Meeting Information including date, time, location of at least the first meeting of the semester.
You can also add:
- Student Leadership such as president, vice president, etc.
- Past and/or upcoming activities and events
- How to join
- Student work
Example club/organization web page.
The Hawkeye Community College associate director of student life reserves the right to amend any information not consistent with the mission of the college.
Clubs/organizations must understand and follow the rules, requirements, and policies established by the Student Leadership Council and Student Life office.
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