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How to Form a Club

Clubs/Organization

Palm Beach State College charters many social, cultural, educational interests, career and general interest clubs/organizations throughout the year. A charter may be granted to any club/organization that complies with the following criteria and procedures.


Sports Club

These are any sports offered at the College that compete competitively as a team with other colleges and/or organizations, but are not regulated by the NJCAA. The College may have a club team and a NJCAA-sanctioned team in the same sport.  However, Sports Clubs are student-driven clubs with no scholarships.  These types of clubs report to the College District Student Life Office located on the Lake Worth campus. Examples of sports clubs are women's soccer and ice hockey. 

  • Constitution and Bylaws Outline

  • List a minimum of five (5) currently enrolled Palm Beach State students who are in good academic standing, GPA 2.0 (according to Section G in the Academic Management Manual).

  • Submits a written constitution including a statement of purpose, criteria for membership, rules and/or procedures of operation of the student organization, and the disclosure of all off-campus affiliations and associations of the student organization. The constitution of every student club/ organization must have an explicit statement prohibiting hazing per Florida Statute 1006.63.

  • Club/organization membership shall be open only to all currently enrolled students, faculty/instructors, or employees at the College without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status, or other legal prohibition under federal or state law. However, the College reserves the right to limit access, screen participants, or establish criteria for participation based on program goals and budgetary limitations. Nonstudents are not eligible for membership in any capacity.

  • Adheres to a probationary period, for their first six months (excluding summer term) during which time it is not eligible for student activity funding. However, new clubs are eligible to fund raise to support club efforts if funding is needed during the probationary period.

  • In accordance with Florida Administrative Code 6A-14.057, non-religious and religious student organizations may participate in a club without respect to viewpoint and whether or not officers are required to abide by a statement of orthodoxy or faith.

  • Club Charter Application forms must be submitted to the appropriate CSAO with a copy attached for the Dean of Student Services. The Campus Student Activities Office and the Dean of Student Services shall be responsible for approving or denying charter applications. If a charter is denied, the Dean of Student Services will provide in writing to the requesting advisor, reason(s) for the denial. In the event a club/organization wants to appeal; the club/organization would submit a written appeal to the Campus Provost. The Provost's Office will decide on an appeal date which will include a meeting with the involved parties. The decision rendered from that meeting is final. Note: It generally takes at least a semester for an application to be approved. Students who want to form a club/organization should keep this in mind when submitting their application form.

  • If you would like more information, are interested in joining a club, or would like to start a new club, please contact the CSAO on your campus. www.palmbeachstate.edu/StudentActivities

Palm Beach State College charters many social, cultural, educational interests, career and general interest clubs/organizations throughout the year. A charter may be granted to any club/organization that complies with the following criteria and procedures with the Campus Student Activities Office (CSAO):

If you would like more information, please contact the CSAO on your campus:

Belle Glade campus (561) 993-1169
Boca Raton campus (561) 862-4327
Lake Worth campus (561) 868-3024
Palm Beach Gardens campus (561) 207-5356

 • Complete the Sports Club Application.

  • Statement of purpose
  • Rules and/or procedures of operation
  • Criteria for membership

• Have a faculty/staff advisor who is a full-time college employee and has the approval of their immediate supervisor.

• Attach originals of the following forms for each member. A copy must be retained by the coach/advisor and accessible at all club practices and games in the event of an emergency requiring medical treatment.

• List a minimum of five (5) currently enrolled Palm Beach State students who are in good academic standing, GPA 2.0 (according to Section G in the Academic Management Manual).

• All members must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits, and student membership must represent a minimum of 2 campuses.

• Disclosure all off-campus affiliations and associations affiliated with the student club The constitution of every student club/ organization must have an explicit statement prohibiting hazing per Florida Statute 1006.63.

• Sports Club membership shall be open only to all currently enrolled students meeting the member requirements stated above. Faculty/instructors, or employees at the College may participate however are prohibited from competing unless enrolled in six (6) credits. Membership to all Sports Clubs is open at the College without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status, or other legal prohibition under federal or state law. However, the College reserves the right to limit access, screen participants, or establish criteria for participation based on program goals and budgetary limitations. Nonstudents are not eligible for membership in any capacity.

• Adhere to a probationary period, for their first six months (excluding summer term) during which time it is not eligible for student activity funding. However, new clubs are eligible to fund raise to support club efforts if funding is needed during the probationary period.

• Sports Club application forms must be submitted to the Student Life Office. The Student Life Office and the Sports Club Council shall be responsible for approving or denying applications. If a application is denied, the Student Life Manager will provide in writing to the requesting advisor, reason(s) for the denial. In the event a sports club wants to appeal; the club would submit a written appeal to the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management. The Vice President's Office will decide on an appeal date which will include a meeting with the involved parties. The decision rendered from that meeting is final. Note: It generally can take at least a semester for an application to be approved. Students who want to form a sports club should keep this in mind when submitting their application form.

• Approved clubs that fundraise and/or charge students dues for participating must establish a Fund 6 at the college to hold these funds. Coaches, advisors and club members must not hold club funds in personal accounts. Fund 6 request form

• After approval the club is required to keep an up-to-date portal and a profile on Orgsync.

• If you would like more information, or interested in joining a sports club, or would like to start a new sports club, please contact;

Student Life Office
Phone: (561) 868-4008

Palm Beach State College charters many social, cultural, educational interests, career and general interest Sports Clubs throughout the year. A charter may be granted to any Sports Clubs that complies with the following criteria and procedures with the Student Life Office.

If you need further information contact the Student Life Office at (561) 868-4008

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