New organizations are eligible to apply for activation annually, at any point during the year, starting August 1.
All groups attempting to form a new organization will work with the Office of Student Life and Conduct to go through the activation (formation) process. All students interested in starting a student organization should review the Student Organization Manual for information on funding, resources and policies.
Step One: Recruit members and an advisor
To become a recognized student organization you will need to have at least 4 members (including executive board). Members can only be currently enrolled GRCC students. You will need to collect their name, student ID number and email. A sample roster can be found here.
Each recognized student organization must secure a full-time or long-term GRCC employee to serve as an advisor. After the Student Organization Application is submitted, the advisor will be sent a supplemental Advisor Agreement Form that must be completed in order to proceed with the Student Organization Activation process. This form will indicate that the advisor acknowledges the responsibilities that come with being a recognized student organization advisor. Advisor will also have to adhere to Clery Training (dates and times will be disseminated throughout the semester).
Step Two: Contact the Office of Student Life and Conduct
Please contact the Student Life and Conduct staff. They will be able to give you upcoming dates on mandatory trainings, you and your members will want to attend. They will also be able to guide you through the process of using the student organization portal, registering your organization, and writing your constitution. You will want to make sure you go through our Student Organization Manual to keep you aware of our policies and procedure you will have to adhere to as a student organization.
Step Three: Identify an executive board and write a constitution
When registering as a new student organization, each organization must identify at least 2 students who are currently enrolled at GRCC in credit bearing courses; in order to serve on the executive board(e-board), they must be in good academic standing, and conduct standing (not on any type of probation). These e-board members may be temporary until elections are held.
The registration will ask for a constitution or guiding document for the organization. New organizations will not be able to apply until this is completed. A constitution template can be found here.
Step Four: Register as a new student organization
Students interested in forming an organization should register as a New Student Organization on Raider Connect. After an initial review, the application will be forwarded along with any comments or suggestions to the Assistant Director of Student Life and Conduct for final review and approval.