How to form a Student Government Recognized Club
If your group already has an advisor, please proceed to step 5. If not, start at step 1.
- Fill out an Intent to Form Application, which can be found in the Center for Campus Life (CCL) office, located on the 2nd floor of the SAU RITreat, or on the Club Resources page. Once this form has been approved, your organization then has the ability to reserve rooms in the SAU and advertise your meetings for three months. You will be informed of Club Review Board's decision.
- Get as many people interested as you can with flyers and meetings. At this point you should be looking for an Advisor. This must be a full time RIT employee.
- Once you have an Advisor, complete the Application for RIT Club Recognition which can be found in the CCL office or on the Club Resources page.
- At this point, you may want to draft a club constitution for effective leadership, and/or plan a basic operating budget.
- Once the Application for Club Recognition is complete, turn it into the Campus Life Office or the SG Information Center (in the SAU RITreat). The Assistant Director for Campus Life Programs or the Clubs Graduate Assistant will then present the application to the Club Review Board (CRB). The CRB will then vote on whether or not to grant Recognition to the prospective club.
- Representatives from the prospective club will be given the opportunity to answer questions posed by the CRB and defend the mission and purpose of the club. You will be notified by email about the CRB's decision.
- If your club is approved for Recognized, you must meet with the Clubs Graduate Assistant to get Club and Advisor Handbooks and find out what will be required of you as a club each year.
- If your club is not approved for Recognition, you will be told why it was denied and the CRB Chair or Clubs Graduate Assistant will be available to tell you what your prospective club needs to do to become a recognized club at RIT.