The recognition of student organizations at California State University San Marcos
is governed by policies and procedures established by the State of California, the
Committee of Trustees of California State University, and the President of CSU San
University policy requires that all campus student organizations be recognized through Student Life & Leadership in order to associate the student organization with the name of California State University San Marcos. Since the 2012-2013 academic year, CSU policy requires that all recognized student organizations abide by an open membership policy - "no campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability...regarding the prohibition of membership policies that discriminate on the basis of gender, this does not apply to social fraternities or sororities or other university living groups." All student organization Presidents and Treasurers must maintain a 2.0 term and cumulative GPA, be in good standing with the University, be enrolled in 6 units per term (3 graduate units) and also have less than 150 semester units or 125% of their major units (50 graduate units or 167% of their graduate unit objective) overall.
Student organization recognition forms are submitted on an annual basis.
|Date||Action item for student organization
|October 21st||Intent to Organize Form Available to Submit|
|November 1st||Deadline to Submit Spring 2020 Intent to Organize Form|
|October 21st-December 2nd||Intent to Organize Meetings|
|January 16, 2020||Student Organization Leadership Conference|
Recognized student organizations are afforded a variety of privileges, including but not limited to the following:
Recognized student organizations and their members represent the University and they have a responsibility to conduct themselves in such a manner as to give a favorable impression of California State University San Marcos to the public and to fellow students.
In exchange for the advantage of having these privileges, the following minimum standards are required for all chartered organizations: