Student Organization Recognition Renewal
Info about Recognition
- Recognition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Advantages of Recognition
- Categories of Student Organizations
Student organization recognition for the 2013-2014 year will open on August 1. All requirements must be completed by September 13 at 5 pm.
8 Easy steps for renewing recognition
The Fall 2013 re-recognition process will open on August 1. All re-recognition requirements are due Friday, September 13 at 5 pm (PST).
1. Review All Recognition Materials
Please make sure you thoroughly review the documents and information on this website.
2. Maintain Required Membership
Student organizations must have a minimum of 8 currently enrolled and matriculated SJSU students, two of which must be a President and Treasurer. The President and Treasurer must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits (3 credits for graduate students), not have completed over 150 units or 125 % of the units needed for their major, and be in good standing with SJSU.
3. Review Your Constitution
Review your organization's constitution/bylaws. Revised constitutions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within two weeks of adoption. Organizations affiliated with a local, state, or national organization must provide a copy of that organization's constitution/bylaws. Please ensure that you have reviewed the Student Organization Constitution Outline (PDF) before submitting your updated constitution to ensure it complies with SJSU and CSU requirements.
4. Confirm Advisor
Student organizations must have an SJSU faculty/staff member serve as an advisor. This person must hold at least a bachelor's degree (graduate interns/assistants are subject to Student Involvement approval) and cannot be an employee of an SJSU auxiliary department (e.g.: Associated Students, Spartan Shops, Student Union). Advisors must be listed on SpartaNet and will be verified by Student Involvement.
5. Read & Acknowledge Policies and Procedures
Student organizations are expected to comply with the University Policies and Procedures for Student Organizations (PDF) and the Student Organization Code of Conduct (PDF). Officers are held responsible for the actions of the organization as well as its members. Submitting an application for student organization recognition indicates that the officers have read, understand, and will comply with these policies and procedures.
6. Take Alcohol Awareness Education Training
The organization's President and Treasurer must take the alcohol awareness training known as e-CheckUpToGo. Please make note of your User Identification Number (UIN). The program will also request your name, Tower ID number, and email address. Please ensure that you enter this information so that we can confirm you have completed the training.
7. Submit the Recognition Application in SpartaNet
The recognition application for renewal becomes available in SpartaNet on August 1, 2013 and will be due Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5 pm (PST).
8. Communicate with Student Involvement during the Recognition Period
The recognition process takes approximately six weeks from when you complete and submit the required materials until you receive an official recognition letter. During this period, your timely response to any requests for information or changes will speed up the process.