Southern offers numerous opportunities to get involved, many of which were created by students who had good ideas and the drive to get things done. This drive has led to the creation of more than 50 clubs, societies, associations, and ministries—all open to new members with similar interests, skills, or just plain curiosity. If are interested in joining any of these student organizations, either stop by their booths at the Organizational Showcase at the beginning of the year, or contact officers about upcoming meetings and events. Finally, if you have an idea for a new club, visit Kari Shultz in the Student Services office in the Student Center.
Serving as officer of a student organization not only adds to a student’s leadership experience, but also makes a contribution to the university’s overall social atmosphere. Some of the responsibilities of running a club include planning community service opportunities, collecting dues, raising funds, organizing social events, and submitting the proper forms.
Students interested in starting a new club must complete and submit a registration form with the organization’s constitution and by-laws attached by the semester deadline. Pick up the registration form and ask any questions in the Student Life and Activities office in the Student Center. Find out more in the Student Organization Handbook.