Types of Organizations


Types of Organizations on Campus

    • Academic/Professional – Organizations that are limited to students in a particular discipline. Emphasis is the knowledge, skills, and experience related to a particular field of study.
    • Campus Media – Organizations that are affiliated with the university and provide media services for the campus.
    • Cultural –  Organizations that promote learning and awareness of different cultures.
    • Fee Based – Organizations that are supported by the Student Activities Fee. *Due to the nature of  groups student organizations cannot charter under this category without a pre-approved fee from the Board of Governors.
    • Fine Arts – Organizations that create an outlook for creativity and allow students to show off their aesthetic appeal to the University community.
    • Greek –  Social organizations that are affiliated with Panhellenic Council, National Pan-hellenic Council, or Intrafraternity Council. * Organizations that must go through proper colonization procedures via the Center for Student Involvement.
    • Health and Wellness – Organizations that promote good health habits and work toward creating a desire to maintain a healthy life in society.
    • Honorary – Organizations that cover one department or all departments. They contain a GPA requirement and focus on scholarship.
    • Political – Organizations that represent student interests in various political ideologies.
    • Recreational/Sports – Organizations that compete against other schools or hold recreational activities.
    • Religious –  Organizations that relate to a particular religion and may hold religious services.
    • Residence Life –  Organizations that are limited to students living in Residence Halls. They include hall governments and provide educational and social activities for their members.
    • Service – Organizations that mainly focus on providing service to the campus and community.
    • Special Interest – Organizations that revolve around a particular activity or thought. They are not affiliated with a department, religion or athletics.
  • Departmental Cocurricular Opportunities – are defined as Groups or classes that are based out of academic departments or university offices. These groups/classes have significant oversight by University faculty and staff. Students involved in these groups/classes work closely with university faculty or staff.”
  • Faculty Led Honor Societies – are defined as Honor societies that are faculty led with students not serving in a primary role of leadership. Students are invited to join based upon specific selection criteria.