Don't see a group on campus that peaks your interests? Have an idea for a new group but don't know where to start? The new groups page is the perfect place to get all the information you need about starting a new group. Morningside College is constantly changing and so are our groups. Check out the information below to learn more about starting a new group or email Director of Communications, Garrett Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for questions.
New Group Application
The first step to forming a club is filling out the New Group Application form. In this form you will simply need to provide basic information on your group including the name of the group, the mission statement, meeting times and locations, advisor, and e-board information. Additionally, you will need to provide a basic constitution for your group. Feel free to be as detailed as possible.
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email notifying you of the next steps required to complete the new group process including setting up a time to present your group to the Student Senate.
Due to the amount of new group applications that Student Government receives it could take up to one week after the date of your submission to be reviewed. You can always check on the status of your application by emailing email@example.com, but applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
Chapter VI, Section 1.1 of the Morningside Student Government constitution requires all new student organizations to be approved by a 2/3rds majority of the Student Senate. For this portion you will be asked to come in and present to the Senate about your group and answer questions they may have.
Following the submission of your New Group Application, you will be contacted separately by the Director of Communications to schedule a presenting time in front of the Senate. A representative or representatives from your group will need to prepare and present a 5-10 minutes presentation addressing questions that will be asked (i.e. name of club, mission, purpose, etc.) Additionally, you will need to announce the group advisor and interested or current members of the proposed group. If the group is approved you’ll be contacted within 24 hours via email and next steps will be provided to you for how to setup the group.
If your group has been approved, a meeting will need to be scheduled with the Student Government treasurer in order to assist in setting up your Morningside Account. Members of the executive team will also be in contact with your group in order to provide the new group with the resources and leadership training given to current groups in the newly established Student Government Group Leadership seminar which occurs at the start of each semester.
Launching a new group can be a difficult endeavor. Utilize the following Student Government resources and links below to help you get your group off the ground.