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Creating a Student Organization

The college supports the right of individuals to organize and participate in student organizations whose purpose is in line with the mission of St. Norbert College.

Criteria

Organizations seeking recognition must:
  • Be initiated and driven by current St. Norbert students
  • Provide something unique to campus and not duplicate existing campus efforts
  • Have at least five active St. Norbert student members
  • Have an SNC Faculty/Staff advisor who is at least half time 
  • Designate officers and submit a membership list/roster 
  • Submit a constitution, which includes:
  • Religious/faith-based organization guidelines
  • Any organization with a national or international affiliation must submit a letter from its national organization stating that the organization has permission to use the national name and attach national constitution if available. 
  • All Greek letter, fraternal organizations seeking recognition must first be recommended for recognition by the Panhellenic or Interfraternity Council.
  • Recreation organizations must contact the Director of Risk and Property Management to discuss risk and to create a waiver for participation in the organization
  • Complete the paperwork and submit to LSE, Campus Center, Suite 330.

Benefits

  • Use of St. Norbert College name and logo
  • Access to Student Organization Resource Room (SORR), Campus Center 240
    • Mailbox
    • Supplies: Banner paper, markers, drafting work table, die cut machines, colored paper, paper cutter
  • Participation in Involvement Fair in fall
  • Opportunity to apply for and receive Student Activity Fee funding
  • Access to LSE Graphic designer
  • Inclusion on the website
  • Reservation of a Hertz vehicle with the college’s contract
  • Liability coverage by St. Norbert College insurance policies
  • Registration of off-campus events, resulting in support of disputes with off-campus vendors
  • SNC account
  • Timeline

    1. Schedule a meeting with shelly.mumma@snc.edu to discuss your proposed student organization.
    2. Submit all paperwork to the LSE office by:
      1. October 15th to be recognized for spring semester
      2. March 1st to be recognized for fall semester
    3. Paperwork is sent along to the Student Affairs Committee for review and discussion
      1. The Committee meets in November and April to discuss proposed student organizations
    4. The Student Affairs Committee provides a recommendation to the Vice President of Mission & Student Affairs to accept or reject the request for recognition
    5. The Vice President for Mission & Student Affairs sends a letter to inform the organization of the college’s decision to accept or reject the request. If approved, a copy of the official letter is filled with the LSE office and the organization will be added to the website

    Organizations are only required to go through the recognition process once, but are required to renew their recognition each fall. All organizations are also required to submit an Annual Report in the spring and engage in service. Additional requirements include:

    • Executive board members must maintain a 2.25 GPA, and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the college. Ineligible executive officers will be contacted and asked to step down from their position. A copy will be sent to the organization president and advisor. 

    Criteria

    Organizations seeking recognition must:
    • Be initiated and driven by current St. Norbert students
    • Provide something unique to campus and not duplicate existing campus efforts
    • Have at least five active St. Norbert student members
    • Have an SNC Faculty/Staff advisor who is at least half time 
    • Designate officers and submit a membership list/roster 
    • Submit a constitution, which includes:
    • Religious/faith-based organization guidelines
    • Any organization with a national or international affiliation must submit a letter from its national organization stating that the organization has permission to use the national name and attach national constitution if available. 
    • All Greek letter, fraternal organizations seeking recognition must first be recommended for recognition by the Panhellenic or Interfraternity Council.
    • Recreation organizations must contact the Director of Risk and Property Management to discuss risk and to create a waiver for participation in the organization
    • Complete the paperwork and submit to LSE, Campus Center, Suite 330.

    Benefits

  • Use of St. Norbert College name and logo
  • Access to Student Organization Resource Room (SORR), Campus Center 240
    • Mailbox
    • Supplies: Banner paper, markers, drafting work table, die cut machines, colored paper, paper cutter
  • Participation in Involvement Fair in fall
  • Opportunity to apply for and receive Student Activity Fee funding
  • Access to LSE Graphic designer
  • Inclusion on the website
  • Reservation of a Hertz vehicle with the college’s contract
  • Liability coverage by St. Norbert College insurance policies
  • Registration of off-campus events, resulting in support of disputes with off-campus vendors
  • SNC account
  • Timeline

    1. Schedule a meeting with shelly.mumma@snc.edu to discuss your proposed student organization.
    2. Submit all paperwork to the LSE office by:
      1. October 15th to be recognized for spring semester
      2. March 1st to be recognized for fall semester
    3. Paperwork is sent along to the Student Affairs Committee for review and discussion
      1. The Committee meets in November and April to discuss proposed student organizations
    4. The Student Affairs Committee provides a recommendation to the Vice President of Mission & Student Affairs to accept or reject the request for recognition
    5. The Vice President for Mission & Student Affairs sends a letter to inform the organization of the college’s decision to accept or reject the request. If approved, a copy of the official letter is filled with the LSE office and the organization will be added to the website

    Organizations are only required to go through the recognition process once, but are required to renew their recognition each fall. All organizations are also required to submit an Annual Report in the spring and engage in service. Additional requirements include:

    • Executive board members must maintain a 2.25 GPA, and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the college. Ineligible executive officers will be contacted and asked to step down from their position. A copy will be sent to the organization president and advisor. 
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