More than 60 organizations exist on the Drew Campus. There are organizations that are culturally oriented, artistic in nature, connected with academic departments or organized to meet the needs of a variety of student populations at Drew (e.g., commuters, residents, etc.). If you decide after surveying the list of organizations that are currently recognized that none of them meets your needs, you may want to start a new one. Here’s how:
1. Meet a representative from the Office of Student Activities to discuss your idea for the organization, its purpose and how to begin.
2. Any person(s) interested in starting a new organization may do so in either the Fall or Spring Semester within the following time frames. In the Fall semester, new organizations may form in the week following the Activities Fair through December 1st. In the Spring Semester, new organizations may form the Week after the Spring Activities Fair through April 1st.
3. The provisional period is a trial period for a club to get established on campus, this period will last from the club’s granting of provisional status, until the time of their first SOAB (Student Organization Advisory Board) Review.
4. New clubs are only permitted to petition for SG, B&A(Student Government, Budget & Allocations) recognition within the first 5 weeks of each semester. New clubs most contact the B&A Chair within the first five weeks of the semester and request to have your club attend a B&A meeting. If your club is approved by SOAB after the first five weeks of the semester, you must wait until the following semester to petition B&A for funding. Petitioning B&A for funding can be defined as your group making a brief presentation of who your clubs is, what you do, and how financing from B&A would help your organization. After your presentation, B&A will decide if your group is eligible for B&A funding as well as for a future B&A budget.
5. All constitutions must follow the sample constitution, which is attached within this document. All bolded items within the constitution must remain as so; additional amendments and items may be added and some of the un-bolded items may be adjusted by the club, according to how your club will function.
6. Once the application is submitted you will be contacted by a representative of the Student Organization Advisory Board. A meeting will be scheduled to give you an opportunity to present your idea and information to the Student Organization Advisory Board.
7. All organizations are held accountable to the statement of “Rights and Responsibilities of Registered Student Organizations.