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Student Leadership Programs

Starting a Student Organization

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Student Leadership Programs (SLP) encourages students to establish student organizations that meet an unmet need. Student organizations must design and implement programs, events, and activities which support and enrich the goals of CSU Channel Islands' educational mission. Involvement in student organizations presents students with the opportunity to broaden their learning, obtain leadership and interpersonal skills, and develop a commitment to service. Student participation in student organizations attracts new students to our campus and integrates them into our CI culture and traditions. Student organizations strengthen campus-community relations, improve inter-institutional communications, and facilitate students' acquisition of skills.

Student organizations are expected to abide by the polices, rules and regulations listed on the Policies and Guidelines page.   Sports clubs should visit Campus Recreation's web page at http://www.csuci.edu/recreation/sports.htm to access information and resources to address their needs.

If you see a need for a new student organization on campus, why not start it yourself?

What is Needed to Start a Student Organization?

  1. Five students willing to participate in your student organization
  2. One advisor (must be CI faculty, staff or administrator)
  3. A ratified constitution (see the Developing a Constitution page for additional information)
  4. An eligible president and treasurer (see the Officer and Member Information page for additional information)

 

What are the Types of Student Organizations?

Learn more about the various types of student organizations.

 

Two Options for Starting a Student Organization

Exploration of Interest Status

If student organizations do not have the items necessary to start a registered student organization but do have five interested students, the group can apply for Exploration of Interest Status.  Exploration of Interest Status allows the group to secure meeting space and advertise their group on campus (only). This will facilitate the process for them to recruit members, an advisor and receive assistance with completing the registered process. 

  • In order to Exploration of Interest Status, students must submit a Request for Exploration of Interest Form (located in CISync)
    • Click here to access CISync
      • Enter your University login credentials
      • Locate Student Leadership on the left side of the screen
        • Click on the forms icon                       
        • Locate and submit the Exploration of Interest Form (five members required)

Starting a Registered Student Organization

New organization applications are due by the third Friday of each semester.  Student organizations that do not meet this deadline may opt to pursue the Exploration of Interest Status.

STEP 1:  Complete the CISync Registration Form

Please note: In order to complete this form, you will need the name, phone number and email address of all officers and the advisor(s) of the student organization and a ratified constitution.

  1. Click here to access CISync
  2. Enter your University login credentials
  3. Click "Organizations" on the top tool bar
  4. Click "Add Organization"
  5. Click "Register New Organization"
  6. Click to select the umbrella "Student Leadership Programs" for non-sports clubs, select the umbrella "Campus Recreation" for sports clubs
  7. Click "Submit Query"
  8. Complete all required fields on each page of the form (this includes the name, email address and phone number of all officers and the advisor(s) and a ratified constitution)

STEP 2: The advisor(s) must complete the Advisor Agreement and the president must complete the President Agreement

  • When the president's or advisor's information (including email address) is submitted on the CISync Registration Form, the president or advisor will receive an email with a link to the “President Agreement Form” or the "Advisor Agreement Form"                 
    • The president/advisor should fill out the required fields on the form and click “finish”
    • The completion of the agreement forms will be automatically recorded on your organization’s registration status and Student Leadership Programs will be notified of the submission                    

STEP 3: The advisor(s) must complete the Advisor Orientation and every officer must complete the Officer Orientation.

  • An officer, president or advisor may not be active until Student Leadership Programs has verfied his/her eligibility and he/she has completed the orientation located here.
  • The orientation must be submitted by the third Friday of the fall semester or no later than 10 business days after the advisor/officer assumes his/her position (in the event of an officer change)

Please note:  The following are the minimum eligibility requirements to be an officer of a student organization at CSU Channel Islands:

  • Must be enrolled in no less than six units at CSU Channel Islands (undergraduates)
  • Must be enrolled in no less than three units at CSU Channel Islands (graduate      and credential)
  • Have a cumulative, CI and semester GPA of at least 2.5 (undergraduates)
  • Have a cumulative, CI and semester GPA of at least 3.0 (graduate and credential)
  • Be in good academic and behavioral standing (not on academic or disciplinary      probation)
  • Be free of any holds on University records.

STEP 4: At least five members must be added to your student organization's portal

  • Click here to access CISync
  • Enter your University login credentials
  • Click "Organizations" on the top tool bar
  • Select your organization
  • Click on "People" on your organization’s left hand toolbar
  • Click "Invite People"
  • Complete the invitation process by either emailing the link to your organizatoin to your group members, entering your group member's email addresses on the form (don't forget to click "Submit"

 

 


Application Processing

A complete application must be received before the deadline (third Friday of the semester). The following must be received by the deadline stated above in order to receive the benefits of a registered student organization:

  • CISync Registration Form
    • An eligible president and treasurer (with all contact information)
    • An advisor (with all contact information)
    • Contact information of all officers
    • A description of the purpose of the student organization
    • A description of how the student organization supports the University mission statement
    • A ratified constitutionPresident Agreement Form & Advisor Agreement Form
  • Advisor orientaiton evaluation and officer orientation evaluation completed by all officers including the president and treasurer
  • A minimum of five students who will serve as officers and/or members 
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