Clubs and Organizations
Organizing a Club
Don't see the organization you are
looking for on our list? Why not start
Here's what you need to do:
Hold an interest meeting on campus. This
will help you to see if other students are
interested in starting the same club that
you want to start. The Office of Student
Life can help you find a place to hold your
interest meetings and you can announce them
free of charge in the Alabamian.
Talk to faculty and staff and see if
anyone would be willing to serve as a campus
advisor for your new organization.
Once you have established interest and
found a campus advisor, you should get the
following documents in order:
1. A comprehensive statement of purpose.
2. A list of the types of activities you plan to
host as an organization.
3. A Constitution and By-Laws
4. The name of your campus advisor
You should turn in the above documents
to the Director of Student Life in Farmer
The Director of Student Life will then
set up a meeting of the Campus Life Advisory
Committee. Usually this committee meets once
a semester, so you may have to wait for the
next meeting to occur.
The Campus Life Advisory Committee will
decide if your new organization has
sufficiently supplied the documents needed
and will then forward your request to the
Vice President of Student Affairs for
approval by the President.
Once your organization has been
approved, you will be notified accordingly.
Once approved, your organization will be
authorized to organize and operate for one
year. At the end of the first year, your
organization must submit a full and detailed
written and oral report of its function and
operations to the Campus Life Advisory
Following a second year of successful
operation on campus and the completion of a
second written report, your organization
will be fully recognized and registered.
If you are unsure of how to construct a
Constitution for your new organization, you can
click HERE for a sample organization
constitution. This is just for you to use as a
model for your own. You will need to make
adjustments where applicable.