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Starting a Student Club
There are many clubs on campus, but from time to time, a group of students may be interested in starting a new one.
Proposal for a New Club
To create a proposal for a new club, full-time College of Mount Saint Vincent students must:
1. Collect the names of at least 10 current CMSV students who would be founding members.
2. Create a constitution listing the proposed club’s goal and objectives. The Office of Student Activities, Leadership and Commuter Life will assist in preparing this prior to making the proposal.
3. Once the constitution is ready, a formal proposal is made to Student Government.
4. Each club must have an advisor, who is selected from the ranks of full time faculty or administrators. Students are welcome to suggest candidates to the Office of Student Activities, Leadership and Commuter Life (OSALCL).

Recognizing a Student Club or Organization
New student organizations may be formed when a genuine need for the organization has been
demonstrated. To start a new organization, you must first attend a proposed new student
organization workshop offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. There, you will
receive advice to guide you through the process including how to create a proposal per above.

The Board of Controllers (BOC) has the authority to approve or deny the organization's petition for full recognition status. A letter granting a club or organization official recognition will be sent by the BOC chair to the organization’s current president, advisor, Student Government, and the OSALCL.

If your organization is denied, you will have a 48-hour window to write a letter of appeal to the Student Government and the OSALCL. The club or organization will be given the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Student Government Senate. If your proposal is denied again, you have to wait until the following semester to once again try to register your organization.