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As a courtesy to all students, faculty & staff, here is a compilation of all forms and applications that will need to be made available throughout the year.
All reservations for the above listed facilities/areas must go through the Division of Student Affairs Reservations Office. Reservations can be made online by clicking here.
You can see what rooms are available by checking the online student activities calendar, and seeing if the room you need is available. Click here.
All reservations must be requested at least five business days before the facility is being requested. Exceptions can be made in emergency situations only with the approval of the Director of Campus Life. In the event that you need to make a change in your requested reservation, please email the Office of reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific requests that need to be made.
** Your reservation will only be official when you receive an email confirmation back from the Office of Reservations. You will need to bring this confirmation to your reservation spot in the event there is a question.
Before beginning the process of starting a student organization, it is a good idea to consider the following questions:
- Does the group’s stated mission overlap with that of an existing student organization or Office of Campus Life Department?
- Are there adequate university resources to accommodate the group’s activities, i.e. practice space, meeting space, storage space, office space?
- Will programs be held on campus?
- Do any university departments support the group’s efforts?
- Has the group made a concerted effort to determine if any existing programs offer similar services?
- Are there any significant safety risks associated with the activities?
- Is there a distinct benefit to GSW students from the existence of this group?
- Does the group have an enduring purpose?
- If associated with a national organization, is the GSW chapter’s agenda determined by the national organization?
- If offering programs to non-GSW individuals, does the group have a plan for training its members on ways to provide quality services?
After you have considered these questions and determined that your idea does lend itself to the creation of a new student organization, you can view a detailed description of the recognition and chartering process, as well as the necessary forms, on the Campus Life website. You can also contact the Director of Campus Life, Joshua Curtin One important step in the recognition process is the writing of your organization’s constitution. Tips for successfully completing this step can be found in the section on Writing a Constitution.
One last note: limited-time projects, personal business endeavors, and other similar enterprises may function without becoming a student organization. For example, a two-week long class project, which involves teaching elementary school students about the history of the Triangle area, would not need to become a student organization. Student organizations need to have a purpose that is ongoing, is not already adequately addressed by other organizations, has significant interest amongst GSW students, requires the continual recruitment of new members, is not-for-profit, and fills a niche within the GSW and local communities.
GSW has over 60 clubs and organizations to get you involved and meeting new people while attending Georgia Southwestern. GSW separates its student organizations into categories including: Greek, Honor's, Religious, Sports, Campus & Student Media. Please click on the link below and you can see a full listing of all the organizations GSW has to offer. You can also request to join the organization or find our more information by clicking here: Canes Connect.