What You Need to Know—and Do
Help enrich campus culture and increase extracurricular opportunities by starting a new student organization. Here are the steps you need to take.
The first step in the process is to become chartered by the Student Government Association. The Chartering and Recognition Process outlines what to expect and what information you need to provide.
Write a Constitution
A big part of the process includes writing a constitution that governs your organization. You may use this template as a starting point. The constitution template is designed as a “fill in the blank” template (any items in brackets are intended to be filled in by you), but you can add additional clauses that make sense for your organization.
There is some information that must be present in your group’s constitution in order to be approved by
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Get the Constitution Approved
Once you have a final draft of your constitution, submit it to the Student Government Association vice president of legislation by using the Student Senate Charter Request Form. Once submitted, your constitution will be reviewed by the Legislative Affairs Committee, which may recommend changes. Once your constitution passes committee, it will go to Student Senate for final approval.
Complete the Annual Recognition Process
Choose an Advisor
Your advisor can be any Purdue Fort Wayne staff or faculty member who is willing to commit to your group. Make sure to choose an advisor who will be vested in helping your organization grow and be successful. The Organization Recognition Form outlines what being an advisor entails. Your organization’s advisor must complete their section of this form in order for your organization to be recognized.
Attach Organization Recognition Form and delete the Report Form
Fill Out an Organization Recognition Form
Once you have been chartered by
Each year, if you are an officer of a student organization, you will be required to complete officer training through Blackboard.