Registration is the process used by the Office of Student Activities to grant a student organization the ability to conduct business on campus. It does not imply the College's approval or disapproval of the purposes, objectives or policies of the organization. Neither does it guarantee funding.
Registered student organizations may do the following:
1. Use campus buildings and rooms for meetings and programs on a space available basis and according to College policy.
2. Solicit funds on campus through programs and fundraisers according to College policy.
3. Post fliers according to College policy.
4. Apply for start up funds from the Activities Grant Board.
5. Apply for an SGA charter.
How to Register A New Organization:
Contact the Director of Student Activities/College Union Director, William Brown, for registration information for new organizations. After your initial meeting with William, the official registration form will be due to Bridget Ely (download). It includes a statement of purpose for the organization and a list of the officers including phone numbers and addresses as well as a completed Student Organization Advisor Checklist (download). Organizations that are formed during the course of the school year should register as soon as possible after formation.
How to Re-Register Your Existing Organization (after every officer transition):
Organizations will register annually immediately following officer transition. To re-register an existing organization, complete the Student Organization Registration Form (download) and complete a Student Organization Advisor Checklist (download) with your advisor. Bring these documents to Bridget Ely in Student Activities. Ordinarily, this is done by the middle of March.
Eligibility for registration:
1. The officers must be current, full-time students.
2. Membership must be open to any individual regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, creed, nationality, ancestry, disability, or gender (except where appropriate and permitted by law).
3. The organization must have no goal or purpose that violates the laws of the United States, or the State of North Carolina.
4. The organization must not provide profit for any individual.
5. The organization must not sponsor any activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the health or safety of an individual.
6. Registered student organizations may have web pages and voice mail distribution lists.
Registration of Student Political Groups:
Student organizations wanting to support specific candidates in an election may be registered, but not chartered. Such groups may not receive funding and may not do any on-campus fundraising. Further, they may not represent themselves as "Davidson College" organizations in their name.