Student Organization Recognition Checklist

Maintaining University Recognition

Follow this checklist to make sure that your organization maintains its University recognition: 

Fall 2018 

  • At least two members from each organization must attend the Organization Development Conference held prior to the start of the semester:
    • Fall 2018: August 15, 2018, 9am-2pm University-Student Union
    • Members should RSVP by calling CSI at 323-343-5110.
    • Attendance of the entire conference is required for recognition to be conferred.
    • Members can only represent one organization at a time.  
  • Submit a completed 2018-2019 Officer Information Form to the Center for Student Involvement by September 7, 2018 (for recurrent organizations). All officers listed on the Student Organization Officer Information Form must be currently enrolled or continuing California State University, Los Angeles students, in good standing (2.00 GPA or higher).

Spring 2019

  • At least two members from each organization must attend the Organization Development Conference held prior to the start of the semester:
    • Spring 2019: January 16, 2019, 9am-2pm, University-Student Union
    • Members should RSVP by calling CSI at 323-343-5110.
    • Attendance of the entire conference is required for recognition to be conferred.
    • Members can only represent one organization at a time.  

Annually

  • Submit updated 2018-2019 Officer Information Forms when officers or organization advisors change at any time due to elections or other reasons. 
  • Submit a completed or updated  Student Organization Account Application. 
  • If your organization plans on requesting an exemption from the Student Organization Account requirement, it must submit a Student Organizations Funds Administration Request for Exception to the University-Student Union Administration office, U-SU Room 306
  • Follow all policies and procedures as provided in the Student Organization Handbook
  • Report any revision of the name, constitution and by-laws, or new officers of your organization to CSI. All revisions and changes must be made in accordance with the procedures prescribed within your existing constitution and by-laws.
  • In accordance with CSU Executive Order 1095, Cal State LA fraternities and sororities seeking or maintaining university recognition will be required to send 100% of their members to attend a Sexual Violence Prevention & Resources Training (SVPT) during the academic year. Non-Greek clubs and organizations will be required to send at least two (2) members to SVPT prior to registering and holding authorized events with alcohol or at venues where is alcohol is served.  For more information on the dates and to RSVP please contact CSI at 323-343-5110.

For more information on general recognition requirements, please contact the Senior Student Development Coordinator.  For more information on additional Fraternity and Sorority recognition please contact the Fraternity & Sorority Life Coordinator

New Student Organization Recognition 

1. Submit the following forms:

To the Center for Student Involvement (U-SU 204): 

  1. A completed Student Organization Petition for Recognition 
  2. A completed Student Organization Roster 
  3. A completed Student Organization Officer Information Form
  4. A completed Student Organization Account Application 

​If your organization plans on requesting an exemption from the Student Organization Account requirement, it must submit a Student Organizations Funds Administration Request for Exception to the University-Student Union Administration office, U-SU Room 306. 

2. Submit your organization's constitution and bylaws:

  • A sample of a local constitution and by-laws can be found here.

3.  Attend the Organization Development Conference: 

At least two members from each organization must attend the Organization Development Conference held prior to the start of the semester:

Fall 2018: August 15, 2018, 9am-2pm University-Student Union

Spring 2019: January 16, 2019, 9am-2pm, University-Student Union

  • Members should RSVP by calling CSI at 323-343-5110.
  • Attendance of the entire conference is required for recognition to be conferred.
  • Members can only represent one organization at a time.  

Once all the required information listed above has been submitted to the CSI, it will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The new organization will be notified within approximately fifteen (15) school days regarding University recognition.

4. Attend the Sexual Violence Prevention and Resources Training 

In accordance with CSU Executive Order 1095,Cal State LA fraternities and sororities seeking or maintaining university recognition will be required to send 100% of their members to attend a Sexual Violence Prevention & Resources Training (SVPT) during the academic year. Non-Greek clubs and organizations will be required to send at least two (2) members to SVPT prior to registering and holding authorized events with alcohol or at venues where is alcohol is served.  For more information on the dates and to RSVP please contact CSI at 323-343-5110.