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Intent to Organize Form

Intent to Organize Opens November 1st-December 3rd!

Complete this form to begin the process of establishing a new student organization for the Spring 2022 semester.

Prior to completing the next step in the recognition process, all new organizations must meet with an SLIC staff member to discuss the purpose and activities of your organization.

Deadline to submit your request to become a recognized student organization is: December 3rd!

*Please note: Sports clubs are only recognized in Fall of each year; therefore the recognition process for these organizations must be initiated in the Spring term of the current academic year.

Steps to starting a new club/ student organization:

  1. Find a organization Advisor
    • Must be a CSUSM Faculty/Staff employee
    • Advisors should not be selected from auxiliary organizations
  2. Create a roster of at least  5 members (roster template can be provided)
    • Official recognition of a student organization requires a minimum of five CSU students who are currently enrolled in at least one class.
    • A maximum of twenty percent of the members of a student organization may be individuals who are not CSU students, e.g., community members, students at other colleges.
    • Only students enrolled at the CSU campus may vote on issues that come before the student organization. 
  3. Complete  the Intent to Organize Form (available during recognition application period).
  4. Meet with the Student Leadership & Involvement Center Coordinator of Student Involvement.
  5. Create a Constitution and Bylaws to govern the organization (constitution template can be provided)

Officer Requirements:

Per CSU E.O. 1068 all Presidents and Treasurers of recognized student organizations are considered Minor Student Officers. As such, the Student Leadership & Involvement Center will verify that each President and Treasurer:

  1. Is matriculated and enrolled at CSUSM.
  2. Maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 each term.
  3. Is in good standing with the University and not on probation of any kind.
  4.  Is earning at least six semester units while holding office, as undergraduates. Graduate and Credential students must earn at least 3 semester units while holding office.
  5. Is limited to 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and Credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater.

Failure to meet these requirements will result in removal from office and risk the recognition status.