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Guidelines and Responsibilities

Each club/organization must:

  • Seek to reflect the educational mission and values of the university and provide benefit to Milligan students and the campus as a whole.
  • Have at least five (5) active members. The student club/organization’s activity should be of potential benefit to the entire student body or to a large enough group of the student body to justify the use of Milligan’s resources for its activities.
  • Welcome any interested Milligan student. In addition, Milligan faculty and staff may be invited to participate in the activities of a student club/organization.
  • Record and report its operations and activities on a regular basis through self-evaluations sent by the Director of Campus Activities twice a semester.
  • Select a leadership team.
  • Complete the rechartering process each year.

Each club/organization is held responsible to:

  • Participate in Rush Day during the first month of classes in the Fall to recruit new members and to advertise their club/organization to the Milligan community.
  • Set a yearly vision and goals for the club/organization.
  • Create a hospitable environment fostering an acceptance and diversity of people, opinions, and experiences.
  • Promote and maintain the club/organization’s active presence on Milligan’s campus.
  • Develop a proactive relationship with the club/organization’s advisor:
    • Discuss expectations with their advisor.
    • Schedule regular check ins (approximately once a month) with their club/organization’s advisor.
    • Consult with their advisor before making any changes to the policies/practices of the club/organization.
    • Acknowledge and express gratitude for the advisor’s time and energy.
    • Notify the advisor of all meetings, events, and projects the club/organization is working on.
    • Consult with the advisor if an event or publication has the possibility of being perceived as inappropriate before the publication is sent to Director of Campus Activities for production or posting.
  • Attend Milligan Leadership Club (held twice a semester). Any club/organization who does not provide representation will receive a warning from the Director of Campus Activities. Lack of representation will be considered in the rechartering process.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate financial records, requesting assistance from the SGA VP of Finances when necessary.
  • Maintain good academic standing and exercise good judgment consistent with the student handbook.
  • Applying for funding as needed from the student club/organization budget based on SGA’s approval of the club/organization’s charter, and satisfactory club/organization funding and purchase order requests.