Student Organization Recognition

Student Organization Recognition

All student organizations must complete the annual recognition process by the fall recognition deadline to remain active. Late paperwork and/or missing components may result in a budget reduction.

Recognition Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018  at 4:30 p.m.

New Student Organizations

Currently enrolled UW-Superior students are encouraged to start new organizations by following the instructions in the Creating a New Student Organization packet.

New student organizations will be approved on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. During their first year, they will be able to request Emergency Funding from SUFAC (Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee) in order to facilitate events and programs for the UW-Superior community. In order to apply for SUF (Segregated University Fees) funding for the next academic year, the new student organization must be officially recognized by date the budget deadline and meet all budget requirements set by SUFAC.

Questions about the student organization recognition process? Contact Student Involvement.

Minimum Requirements for Recognition:

Organizations must adhere to the following minimum requirements throughout the entire academic year in order to exist as a recognized student organization at UW-Superior. These requirements are set and governed by the UW System in accordance with  UW System Administrative Policy 820 and UW-Superior Student Involvement, with input from the UW-Superior Student Government Association.

  1. Be student operated and directed.
  2. Have a mission statement that compliments the mission of the University, and adhere to that mission statement during activities and events.
  3. Not duplicate the service or purpose of another recognized student organization.
  4. Consist of at least five currently enrolled fee-paying UW-Superior student members at all times (enrolled for a minimum of one semester hour of credit), unless granted a written exemption by the Chancellor.
  • If approved for an exemption, no more than twenty-five (25%) percent of the membership can be non-student.
  • SUF funds will only be used for fee-paying UW-Superior students.
  1. Maintain an updated Constitution and set of Bylaws. This document must be reviewed signed, dated, and resubmitted every two years.
  2. Obtain a faculty or staff advisor, currently employed by UW-Superior.
  3. Require that all leadership positions in the organization be held by students enrolled on a fee-paying basis for at least half-time; as used in this policy, "half-time" status means enrollment for a minimum of six credits as an undergraduate student, and enrollment for a minimum of four credits as a graduate student.
  4. Be organized on a not-for-profit basis, as demonstrated by evidence that the organization uses any income or profit for organizational purposes, not for any individual or commercial gain.
  5. Extend membership and all membership privileges, including voting and eligibility to hold office, to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender (except as otherwise permitted by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), disability, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
    • Those student organizations that select their members on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs (e.g. religious or political beliefs) may limit membership and leadership positions in the organization to students who affirm that they support the organization's goals and agree with its beliefs (in accordance with the UW Board of Regents Policy 30-6).
  6. As a group, meet at least once a month during the academic year or during the competitive season, for those groups that compete.
  7. Have at least two (2) officers complete the online "Student Organization Officer Training" on Learn@UW-Superior.
  8. Meet all required deadlines and keep up-to-date contact information on record with Student Involvement.
  9. Comply with UW-Superior policies and procedures and the Student Code of Conduct.

Sport Clubs have additional requirements to address risk management. For more information, visit Sport Clubs Requirements.

By submitting a recognition application, the student organization and its members are accepting the above terms and conditions.

The office of Student Involvement reserves the right to make the final determination, consistent with university policy and Wisconsin law, on all requests for recognition. If the office of Student Involvement denies an organization’s request for official recognition, the organization may appeal to the Dean of Students, who will make the final decision on recognition based solely on whether the organization has met the requirements stated in this policy.