Clubs Handbook

Everything that you need to know to organize and run your club.

Handbook Introduction

Introduction

This handbook has been compiled as a resource for conveying the policies and procedures that govern how club members may request assistance in accomplishing club goals. The University is dedicated to supporting student engagement that enhances learning in a safe and respectful environment while allowing for flexibility, diversity and creativity in the types of student events and activities that flourish in our campus community.

Building Community

Your campus experience will be enriched by your acceptance and celebration of diversity on this campus. It is the goal of the Clubs Office to provide a mutual respectful environment, free from discrimination and un-acceptance, where students, staff, and faculty can build and sustain an environment that is free from intimidation, harassment, disruption or violence aimed at limiting freedoms, or interfering with a student, faculty, or staff member’s performance.

Membership

The Clubs Office encourages student organizations to make a conscious effort to undertake recruitment efforts to ensure diversity with the group’s membership and to take steps to reach populations currently underrepresented. Recruitment materials and activities should be designed to promote and embrace diversity. All members will be required to register with the clubs office in order to access resources.

Membership Requirements

New Clubs

  1. Must have a minimum of 10 members interested with ID numbers on the “intent to organize” form
  2. Minimum of 5 members MUST register on http://www.humboldt.edu/clubs page under “register for an organization” within 2 weeks of recognition by the Clubs Coordinating Council

Recognized Clubs

  1. Minimum of 5 members MUST register on http://www.humboldt.edu/clubs page under “register for an organization” by the first week in October

Membership Development/Anti-Discrimination Clause

Groups should carefully examine their screening criteria to ensure that it is inclusive of all students on campus. Abusive behavior toward, or hazing of a member of the campus community is forbidden.

No California State University Campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.

The prohibition on membership policies that discriminate on the basis of gender does not apply to social fraternities or sororities or other university living groups. Student organizations shall deliver to the vice president for student affairs or his/her designee a statement signed by the president or similar officer of the local student organization attesting that the organization has no rules or policies that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability. This statement shall be renewed annually. This can/should be a part of the student organization constitution.

Categories of Student Organizations

Associated Students Programs

Such as: Eric Rofes Queer Resource Center, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Campus Recycling Program, MultiCultural Center, Women’s Resource Center, and Youth Educational Services.

Academic

Foster the application of a particular academic field or discipline.

Cultural

Foster cultural diversity and support for their members and the campus community.

Environmental

Foster the discussion and support of environmental issues and concerns.

Honor Society

To recognize academic accomplishments and/or leadership contributions, and/or co-curricular achievement among HSU students or to promote programs encouraging academic success.

Greek letter

Greek letter social organizations, including both general and culturally based organizations, create smaller communities within the larger University environment for the purposes of facilitating growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, campus involvement and community service.

Religious

Serve as a support for students of a particular religious persuasion or denomination.

Special interest

Theses organization’s focus may include: Service and Support, Recreational Activities, Leadership Development and Political.

Competitive Sport Club

The HSU Sport Club Program consists of competitive collegiate club teams. All members of these teams are required to pay for insurance. They will also have dual oversight between The Clubs and Activities office and the recreational sports office

Recreational Sports Club

The recreational sports clubs are any organization that has been identified to be higher risk and recreational in nature. They will also have dual oversight between The Clubs and Activities office and the recreational sports office.