Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations are open to any student activity fee-paying FSU student. Club meeting times are available in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, McCarthy Center Room 510 .
How Do You Become a Member/Leader?
To contact any organization, you may leave a letter in the proper club mailbox outside of the SGA Office, McCarthy Center Room 404, or attend the Employment & Enjoyment Fair held at the beginning of each academic year. In addition, the professional staff in the Student Involvement and Leadership Development Office (SILD, McCarthy Center Room 510) will be able to assist you with campus clubs and organizations. Many clubs have general club e-mail accounts posted in the Student Involvement Office as well.
To hold any class or student organization office, students must (a) be full-time or part-time Student Activity Fee paying undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in a minimum of two courses per semester, and (b) maintain a minimum GPA of the following: students with one to eight courses attempted, 1.70; students with nine or more courses attempted, 2.00. For more information, please consult page 38 of the 2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog https://www.framingham.edu/academics/catalogs/index
For club descriptions and more information on campus club involvement, please refer to the CollegiateLink site: framingham.collegiatelink.net
All clubs and organizations must follow certain registration procedures. Registration makes a club an official entity of the University. The process of registering with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development not only educates clubs and organizations about their roles and responsibilities on campus, but also grants certain University privileges. Registration provides privileges ranging from campus space reservation to recognition with Student Government Association. Only registered clubs and organizations may apply for recognition status with Student Government Association. Recognition grants access to requesting funds.
In order to form a new club or reactivate a club which has been inactive for at least one year, interested students must complete Registration and Recognition procedures. Registration differs from Recognition in that Registration outlines the University-required administrative procedures via the Student Involvement Office, while Recognition pertains to SGA status. You may only apply for SGA Recognition which grants certain SGA office and funding privileges AFTER you have completed the Registration process through SILD. The SGA recognition process is separate from the registration process, and is outlined in the SGA Constitution. For the most up-to-date process and procedure for re-registration, please review the current Club Officer Handbook on the Student Involvement Website or CollegiateLink.
Students interested in forming a new club, or reactivating a previously existing, but currently inactive club, should meet with a staff member in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (McCarthy Center, Room 510) to start the process. For the most up-to-date process and procedure for new club registration, please review the current Club Officer Handbook on the Student Involvement Website or CollegiateLink.
Clubs and organizations which existed during the previous academic year must re-register each fall. Re-registration procedures are sent to club officers over the summer, and the process begins once students return to campus in the fall semester. For the most up-to-date process and procedure for re-registration, please review the current Club Officer Handbook on the Student Involvement Website or CollegiateLink.
Failure to meet deadlines associated with re-registration may release previously reserved room reservations, freeze club accounts, their ability to spend, and all privileges associated with being a registered club.
Once a club is activated, it is critical that members understand the expectations and responsibilities associated with being a club at FSU. All clubs, including its members and officers, must abide by all University policies, as well as those outlined in the Club Officer Handbook. Whether through club recruitment or event planning, clubs have a responsibility to their members and the community. Thorough knowledge of Student Involvement and SGA policies and procedures can help promote safe, productive, and fun activities and resources for FSU student.
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