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.:
•·Completes the Club Charter Application Form.
•·Constitution and Bylaws Outline
•· Lists 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 http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicmanagement.xml)
•· 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.
•· Has a faculty/staff advisor
•· 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 fundraise 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. http://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. http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/StudentActivities