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Student Organization Application


To become a registered student organization at Southern Adventist University, please follow the steps listed below:
  1. Complete the form below. The registration deadlines for fall and winter semesters are:
    • August 30, 2024 by 5pm for all organizations
    • January 24, 2025 for new organizations
  2. Submit an electronic copy for the organization's Constitution and By-Laws by emailing them to  studentactivities@southern.edu
  3. After you fill out your registration and turn in your constitution and by-laws, your clubs information will be submitted for approval thru the Student Development Committee. 
  4. If your club has been approved, Club Presidents and Advisors will receive notification from the Office of Student Life & Activities.
  5. Should you have any questions, please contact Alexis Grentz.

Important Dates

  • September 4, 2024 - Required Presidents and Advisers Meeting, 5:30pm, Presidential Banquet Room 
  • September 5, 2024 - Required Treasurers Meeting, 5:30pm, The Grid
  • January 29, 2025 - Required Presidents and Advisors Meeting for newly registered clubs, 5:30pm, The Grid


Minimum qualifications for holding office in any student organization and university committees are:
  • Be a current student 
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship which includes attendance to Enrichment Credit programming (must meet requirements two semesters prior to serving).
Your signature on the registration form means that your organization agrees to comply with all University policies regarding student organizations. If at any time the organization no longer meets eligibility, it is no longer entitled to the privileges granted to registered student organizations and is obligated to inform the Office of Student Life & Activities Director, Alexis Grentz.

The organization should:

  • Be composed of students enrolled at Southern Adventist University 
  • Be related to student life on campus. 
  • Be controlled and directed by students attending Southern Adventist University. At least three student leaders must be listed on this form in addition to an adviser. At least two of the three students must be the President and Treasurer. 
  • Enlist the support of a faculty or staff member to be an adviser who is employed on a full-time basis with the University. 
  • Prepare a Constitution that outlines your organization name, purpose, governance/operating procedures.
  • All dues/funds raised for the organization should be deposited in the University Cashiers office, located on the first floor of Wright Hall. 
  • Participate in regular community service activities if your organization would like to receive appropriations from Student Association. 
  • Abide by all regulations specified in the Student Organization Handbook.