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 30, 2016 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 may submit materials for recognition at any time, but must meet the fall deadline to apply for a segregated university fees (SUF) budget.
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 the UW-Superior. These requirements are set and governed by the UW System in accordance with Financial Paper 50, UW-Superior Student Involvement, and UW-Superior Student Government Association.
- Be student operated and directed.
- Have a mission statement that compliments the mission of the University, and adhere to that mission statement during activities and events.
- Not duplicate the service or purpose of another recognized student organization.
- 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 Student Judicial Committee and 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.
- Maintain an updated Constitution and a set of Bylaws. If changes have been made, please provide a new copy to the Student Involvement Office.
- Obtain a faculty or staff advisor, employed by UW-Superior.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, except 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.
- As a group, meet at least once a month during the academic year or during the competitive season, for those groups that compete.
- Have at least two (2) officers complete the online "Student Organization Officer Training" on Learn@UW-Superior.
- Meet all required deadlines and keep up-to-date contact information on record with Student Involvement.
- Comply with UW-Superior policies and procedures and the Student Code of Conduct.
Sports Clubs may have additional requirements to address risk management.
By submitting a recognition application, the student organization and its members are accepting the above terms and conditions.
The Student Judicial Committee and the Student Government Association reserve the right to make final determination, consistent with university policy and Wisconsin law, on all requests for recognition.