University of Lynchburg clubs and organizations should be formed for the purpose of social, educational, and leadership development and must relate directly to the mission, goals, and objectives of the University of Lynchburg. Club members should at all times consider how the University community views their organization.
Organizations of a type already permitted on campus may be chartered after approval by the SGA and the Office of Student Activities. Requests for new types of organizations may require more extensive consideration of their potential impact on the University.
To apply for recognition of a new organization, students must:
- Seek approval from the Student Government Association (through the Senate) and from the University (through the Office of Student Activities).
- Obtain the necessary forms and sample constitution from the Office of Student Activities.
- Discuss the goals and objectives of the proposed group with the director of student activities.
- Select and register a faculty or staff member as advisor for the proposed organization.
- Provide to both SGA and the Office of Student Activities a constitution for the proposed organization.
- Complete and return the anti-hazing form.
If a request for organizational recognition is approved by the Senate and the director of the Office of Student Activities, the proposed club assumes status as an officially recognized University of Lynchburg organization.
Student organizations are required to register each year with SGA to be recognized officially. Membership in registered student organizations must be open to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship, or handicap (SA-302). Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides an exemption of fraternities and sororities from the requirement that membership in these groups be open to all persons regardless of sex.