Guidelines for Starting a New Student Group
Any student(s) at the Bloomberg School may organize a group of students and apply to the Student Assembly to gain official recognition of the group.
To apply to have your group officially recognized you will need to fill out an application for new student group recognition. Applications may be submitted anytime during the academic year and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
There are many benefits to being recognized, including:
- The ability to reserve classrooms, conference rooms or other space within the school for group meetings or events;
- The ability to request funding for events from the Student Assembly and/or the Alumni Association and to have a budget account with the School Administration;
- The ability to advertise group meetings and events on the Activities-L listserv, on the Student Assembly bulletin board and on the Student Events Calendar;
- The use of a group e-mail account and a group webpage.
Only groups whose mission statement and proposed activities are deemed to be of interest and value to students at the Bloomberg School, and whose goals are not already being adequately addressed by existing student groups will be granted official status.
Applications are due on the 25th of each month. Your application will be voted on by the SA at the following General Meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 12pm (noon).
One representative from your group must be present at the meeting to provide a description of the group and answer any questions.
New group applications are placed at or near the top of the agenda so be prepared to arrive at the meeting by 12:15 pm at the latest.
Once your application is reviewed, members of the Student Assembly will vote on whether or not to officially recognize the new group. If the vote is to not officially recognize the new group, you may resubmit a new application, with appropriate changes, at a later date. If the vote is in favor of recognizing your group, you will be contacted within 3 days by the VP of Student Groups with an email containing instructions on setting up your group’s new email address, website information and other pertinent information.
Once recognized, you do not need to resubmit an application from year to year. You must, however, continue to meet the requirements for recognized student groups.
If you have any questions about this process, you can contact the Student Assembly directly.