Club Recognition is the process by which students propose the creation of a new club.
The following eligibility criteria must be met before club status is considered.
The club's purpose and function must be consistent with the mission statement of the institution(s). A clearly defined statement on how the club is consistent with the mission of the institution(s) and the Catholic, Benedictine tradition must be included in the constitution.
Membership is open to all CSB/SJU students exclusively. Currently enrolled students must be allowed to join any recognized club. Student club's agree to comply with the Institution’s Joint Human Rights Policy in regard to membership. Clubs must have at least 10 students in order to be recognized.
A club must have a constitution that clearly states its purpose and function. Please follow the constitution template on the Student Activities website as closely as possible. New constitutions should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and to [email protected]. Contact Trish Doran at x5038 if you have questions.
All student clubs require advisors who are employees of CSB/SJU. Advisors must complete an Advisor Contract for club recognition, and each year after that as part of club registration.
Joint Club Board (JCB):
Student club's must comply with the Joint Club Board Guidelines. The guidelines devised by the Joint Club Board apply to both joint and individual campus clubs.
The JCB evaluates whether a potential club meets start-up guidelines. It assesses the constitution of each proposed club and votes on whether to recognize the club or not. Final recognition of a club requires the written signature of the Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development.
Once a club has been officially approved, the JCB works with the organization to ensure that JCB guidelines are being met and that the club receives the necessary support. The JCB also reviews club grievances, develops club/organization policy, and is involved in recognizing club achievements annually.
Students are welcomed to organize and join clubs whose stated purpose is consistent with the two institution’s mission statements and its Catholic, Benedictine tradition.
Recognition of a student club by the institution is an acknowledgment that the club has complied with all eligibility requirements and recognition procedures. Recognition also implies that the institution approves of the organization’s constitution and bylaws. Access to certain benefits (listed below) are available to recognized organizations.
A. Potential Clubs must submit the following paperwork to the Department of Student Activities and Leadership Development one full week prior to the date that the Joint Club Board convenes to consider the club proposal:
A signed Advisor Contract.
B. Potential clubs who require the use of CSB and/or SJU indoor or outdoor athletic facilities to achieve the club's mission must obtain the approval of the CSB Club Sports Commissioner and the SJU Athletics Coordinator before submitting a proposal to the Joint Club Board.
D. When all application materials are completed submitted to Student Activities and Leadership Development- [email protected], Murray Hall 170, the proposed club's file is ready for review by the JCB.
CSB/SJU recognized clubs are eligible for access to a number of services and benefits which currently include the following: