Club and Organization Basics

Starting a new club

To become an officially recognized SGA Club, clubs must:

  • Have at least 10 members, including the four executive board officers, and one advisor (a member of the faculty, staff or the administration). Each club or organization must be nonprofit, non-discriminate and run by students.
  • Write up the club constitution. An example Mock Constitution can be found here to reference or utilize in creating the club's own document.
  • Fill out New SGA Club Form stating the purpose of the new club and attach the club constitution to be approved by the SGA Constitution Committee and student senate.

**Sports clubs must also submit signed copies of the Club Sports Participation Agreement from each member.

Maintaining club status

To maintain recognition within SGA and receive funding, clubs and organizations must:

  1. Send its President and Treasurer to one finance meeting held each semester with the SGA Budget Finance Committee.
  2. Submit a record of all meeting agendas and minutes using the meeting minute submission form.
  3. Follow all budgetary procedures as outlined below.
  4. Submit a current list of the officers to the Coordinating Vice President and SGA Office Manager.
  5. Complete any programming requirements as outlined by the constitution.
  6. Adhere to the SGA Non-Hazing Policy.

Losing club recognition or funding

  • Failure to abide by the SGA Constitution and its By-Laws
  • Failure to meet the requests made by the SGA Student Senate regarding finances, constitutions, etc.
  • Extenuating circumstances deemed necessary by the Student Senate
  • Inactivity for a period of three (3) consecutive semesters

What else do you need to know?

  • Once your club is recognized by SGA, you can use the Club Resource page to navigate requesting a budget and using the new MCLA online platofrm known as "Campus Groups" to submit meeting minutes and track event attendance. (Campus Groups will be available starting in August of 2023.)
  • In the video below is meant to guide students through some basics of being a club member.