See Club Recognition Steps below for more details on these requirements.
Recognition privileges are in effect from the approval date of the application until end of the academic year for which the student club is applying. Student clubs must re-apply each year for recognition. New student clubs may apply for recognition at anytime during the academic year. All clubs must comply with University Controller's financial and accounting procedures, adhere to the student club's approved constitution and bylaws, and must retain an advisor who is a faculty or staff member employed by Seattle University in order to be considered for recognition. Student clubs must adhere to all policies and procedures outlined for clubs.
Fill out the club RECOGNITION FORM online. You will need to have the student ID numbers and e-mail addresses of your officers and your advisor's e-mail address in order to complete these forms.
Each club must have a minimum of 6 current Seattle University students in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 overall grade point average) to form a club. Each student listed as a contact for the club must maintain good academic standing (2.0 overall grade point average) during the 12 month recognition period in order for the club to maintain club recognition status.
At least two officers of each club must watch the online Club Orientation video in order to gather important information relevant to clubs and be prepared to navigate the university resources and perform duties. New clubs will also need to meet with us after watching the orientation for a debrief.
Click Here to Access the Club Orientation Session
Contact Kirsten Aranas at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, to let us know you watched the orientation, and for new clubs to schedule an orientation debrief meeting.
Update or create a constitution for your club and email it to Kirsten Aranas at email@example.com
Constitutions should include the following components
You may use this mock constitution as a guide.
Communicate your club recognition status with your club advisor.
The SU faculty/staff advisor serves as the link between the club and Seattle University. Advisors are encouraged to be knowledgeable about the club's affairs and offer expert knowledge while creating an environment in which club members and leaders are offered the freedom to lead within Seattle University's policies and procedures. Club members are also responsible for regular communication and consultation with their club advisor. Primary faculty or staff advisors must be employed full-time by Seattle University. Half-time faculty or staff members may serve as secondary advisors. In some instances, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis by the Director, Center for Student Involvement. Contact Kirsten Aranas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student clubs are an integral part of Seattle University's mission; they provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, broaden social and professional backgrounds, and contribute to both the university and community. All groups are student initiated, organized, and led.
Seattle University has high expectations for student clubs to be part of the mission and values expressed through its Catholic Jesuit identity. With official recognition, a club is expected to conduct its business in a way that reflects favorably upon the club as well as Seattle University. Recognition by Seattle University means that a club has received official permission to conduct business on and off campus and will be granted certain privileges that assist the club in its operations.
Officially recognized student clubs at Seattle University enjoy the following benefits:
Failure to comply with any of the Club Recognition Responsibilities may result in the club's recognition status being reviewed and some privileges or full recognition being revoked.