Intent to Organize is now open March 4th-March 29th!
Complete this form to begin the process of establishing a new student organization
for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 academic year. Prior to completing the next step in
the recognition process, all new organizations must meet with an SLL staff member
to discuss the purpose and activities of your organization.
Deadline to submit your request to become a recognized student organization is: March
*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:
- Find a organization Advisor
- Must be a CSUSM Faculty/Staff employee
- Advisors should not be selected from auxiliary organizations
- 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
- Complete the Intent to Organize Form.
- Meet with Student Life & Leadership Coordinator of Student Involvement
- Create a Constitution and Bylaws to govern the organization (constitution template
can be provided)
Per CSU E.O. 1006 all Presidents and Treasurers of recognized student organizations
are considered Minor Student Officers. As such, Student Life & Leadership will verify
that each President and Treasurer:
- Is matriculated and enrolled at CSUSM.
- Maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 each term.
- Is in good standing with the University and not on probation of any kind.
- 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.
- 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