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HOW TO START AN ORGANIZATION

Requirements for Student Organizations

  • Maintain a membership of at least seven degree-seeking students (BFA/BA).
  • Register annually with the Office of Student Life.
  • Maintain a student organization mailbox in the mailroom.
  • Adhere to the constitution and statement of purpose of the organization.
  • Exist within the confines of College guidelines.
  • All Members and Officers must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. (See also Membership eligibility).
  • Each organization is required to have at least one full-time Watkins faculty or staff advisor who will serve as liaison between the College and the group. A co-advisor may be selected who is not full-time (such as adjunct professors, alumni or chapter advisors). Expectations of Advisors include:
    • Maintaining contact with the organization and being familiar with its programs and members.
    • Building positive relationships with the group leaders and members.
    • Keeping the group focused on its goal and purpose.

Benefits for Student Organizations

  • May use resources available from the Office of Student Life.
  • Right to use the name of the College in connection with its activities.
  • Right to use College facilities.
  • Reasonable assistance and cooperation from College staff.
  • Right to advertise its events in designated posting areas around campus.
  • Having an information table for recruiting purposes at various times of the year.
  • Right to request funding for the organization.

For more information, contact the Director of Student Life at studentlife@watkins.edu.