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4.09 Establishment of Student Clubs and Organizations

Chapter Four: Student Services

Procedure Title: Establishment of Student Clubs and Organizations
Based On: Board Policies 2 and 3
Procedure Number: 4.09
Date Adopted/Revised: June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007; May 17, 2010
South Arkansas Community College supports and promotes student organizations and clubs that serve the interests of both the students and the College.
I. Student groups that seek official designation/recognition as a club or organization must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs who works in conjunction with the Student Services Committee.
II. The Vice President for Student Services and the Recruitment and Student Activities Specialist or designee is responsible for oversight of Club/Organization activities.
III. Students who wish to establish a club/organization on campus should submit the following information to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services for consideration and approval. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services will take the request to the Student Services Committee for action.
A. Name of the Organization
B. A declaration of the purpose, goals, activities, membership requirements, constitution and bylaws
C. Name/s of the faculty or staff sponsor/s
D. At least five signatures of potential members (must be current SouthArk students enrolled in a minimum of 6 SCHs)
IV. Most student clubs and organizations are open to all students.
A. Some clubs and organizations focus on specific programs or majors.
B. Others, such as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, have selective membership based on local, state, or national criteria.
C. Students interested in joining a club or organization should contact the Club Sponsor or the Student Services office .
D. A complete listing of active clubs and organizations can be found in the Student Handbook.