Department of Campus Involvement

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Start an Organization

Who can start a student organization?

Any enrolled St. Cloud State student can start a student organization.

Requirements

  1. Develop a constitution or bylaws using the constitution template (MS Word)

    (Constitution must include the St. Cloud State University non-discrimination policy, below. Please copy and paste the following into your organization's constitution.)

    St. Cloud State University will provide equal education and employment opportunities to all persons following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA), as amended, which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in providing educational programs under Title IX and employment under Title VII. Specifically the CRA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. Federal law also prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, pregnancy, and certain Veteran status. The State of Minnesota further prohibits discrimination based on marital status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance or membership on a human rights commission.

    In compliance with the law and as an integral part of the mission of this university, St. Cloud State University is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all students and employees regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran.

    To carry out this commitment, SCSU not only prohibits discrimination in policy and process, but takes affirmative steps to prevent sexual and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and classroom. SCSU students or employees with concerns or uncertainty about possible harassment or discrimination are encouraged to contact Ellyn L. Bartges, Ph.D who is the university Designated, Equity & Access Officer, ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Compliance Coordinator (phone (320) 308-5123 or via email at elbartges@stcloudstate.edu or oea@stcloudstate.edu . At www.stcloudstate.edu/oea/policies are policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault, as well as information on available resources.
  2. Officers must be enrolled St. Cloud State students (must have a President, Vice President and Treasurer)

  3. Membership must include at least 10 St. Cloud State students (can include three offices listed above)

  4. Have a student organization adviser who is a St. Cloud State employee

Step 1: Online New Organization Registration

Collect the information listed above and complete the registration form on HuskiesConnect.

  • Log into HuskiesConnect with StarID and password
  • Click "Organization" on top navigation bar
  • Click "Register An Organization" button on left side
  • Click the blue "Register A New Organization" button

Questions? Email studentorgsga@stcloudstate.edu.

Step 2: Adviser Verification

The adviser receives an email to confirm adviser responsibilities.

Step 3: Policy and Training

Meet with Student Organizations staff members and to learn about HuskiesConnect. This meeting will be set up through email once online application and adviser verification have been finalized.

Note: Sport clubs, fraternities and sororities may have additional requirements to form a new student organization. These requirements will be explained during the Step 1 meeting with a Student Organizations staff member. Questions regarding sport clubs can be directed to the Coordinator of Intramurals and Sport Clubs at 320-308-3923. Fraternity and Sorority questions can be directed to the Assistant Director for Campus Programs at 320-308-2205.