THE CHARTERING PROCESS
(Preliminary step: visit Starting an Organization 101)
Apply for Temporary Charter on Connect.SMU
Must have 10 members on roster and an organization advisor
Attach Constitution and By-Laws that must include the Nondiscrimination Clause that follows:
Organization X does not discriminate during the membership /officer selection process based on: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
Present to the Senate Organizations Committee
10 minute presentation discussing your organization's goals, benefit to the community, future programs, etc.
Vote is taken to recommend the Temporary Charter
Organizations Committee Chair Presents to the Senate
First week: Presents the recommendation as New Business
Second week: Presents the recommendation as Old Business and Student Senate votes
Check up on the Organization 6 months later
Electronic check-in of progress, membership, and events held
Present to Organizations Committee for Full Charter
10 minute presentation of accomplishments during the past year
Vote is taken to recommend the Full Charter
Repeat Step 3 for Full Charter status
For more information, contact Organizations Chair, Chris Earles, at email@example.com.