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Student Association Guidelines

Getting Started/Getting Approval

Any currently enrolled CAHSS student may request to start a club. For a club to be an official Student Registered Organization (SRO) and be recognized by the CAHSS SGA, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The SRO must have at least one faculty or staff advisor who is a current full-time member of the CAHSS faculty or professional staff.

  2. The SRO must have a CAHSS student leader.

  3. The SRO should maintain a membership of at least seven students who are currently enrolled in CAHSS programs. The leader of the SRO must submit a Club Membership Form listing the current members.

  4. The SRO's stated purpose must not be subversive to the United States of America, the state of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, or the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

  5. The SRO must comply with the nondiscrimination policy set forth by Title IX.

  6. The SRO should not serve a similar function as the CAHSS SGA.

A SRO must operate under a constitution that is approved by the University. The constitution should be created after the club is approved. For a club to be considered for approval, a Mission Statement must be submitted to the Vice President of the CAHSS Student Association. The Mission Statement should explain the purpose of the club.

After a Club Has Been Approved

Within one month of approval, the club must submit the following:

The club must submit a constitution that includes the following:

  • mission statement
  • rules and guidelines by which the club will operate
  • immediate goals/objectives of the club
  • roles and responsibilities of the members

President and Treasurer of the organization must attend a training session with the Assistant Director, Accounts Office | Student Affairs & College of Undergrad. 

At this point, the club will be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) for approval and classification as a Student Recognized Organization (SRO).

SRO Funding

A SRO can request funds for activities such as advertising, club functions, and sponsoring an event promoted by their organization, to name a few. In order for a club to receive funds, a written description of the event should be submitted to the Vice President of the CAHSS Student Association 2 weeks in advance. The Vice President will present the request to the officers of the Student Association for approval. A SRO will be reimbursed up to $300 per academic semester for pre-approved events.

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