Senate Organizational Affairs Committee
Club chartering is overseen by the Senate Organizational Affairs Chairs in conjunction with the Student Center and Activities Office.
Each academic year, two students are interviewed and selected to serve on Senate as the Organizational Affairs Co-Chairs. Their role is to:
- Ensure that the chartering process of current and new student groups runs smoothly.
- Plan and implement semesterly meeting for student organization officers.
- Keep student organizations up to date with policy information regarding event planning, club accounts, etc.
- Serve as liaison for clubs at all Senate meetings.
The Co-Chairs are great sources of information regarding student organizations and can be contacted via email. The 2013-2014 Organizational Affairs Co-Chairs are:
If you would like to attend a Senate meeting and see the Co-Chairs in action, meetings take place in the CdC Rauenhorst Ballroom or Student Organization Center Tuesdays during the academic year at noon.
Student Group Benefits
Chartered student clubs and organizations do reap the benefits!
- Student Organization Center recourses- Click the Student Organization Center tab at the top of the page for more details!
- Free and low cost publicity materials through SCA such as posters and button makers!
Budget account number that will allow you to:
- Use the copy machine in the Student Organization Center and Derham 14.
- Cut checks for purchases, deposit funds, use the University purchase order system, and receive monthly balance reports all through the Business Office.
- Charge purchases to your account in the Bookstore, Marketplace and Document Services.
- Receive a Bookstore discount!
- Receive $135 for club use per semester from Senate!.
- Reserve CdC atrium tables, banner space, floor windows and display cases with the SCA Office to share information about your organization and advertise events.
- Informational e-mails and meetings updating organizations on policy and best practices.
- Applications for the Club of the Semester! Each semester one club is awarded $500 by the Senate Organizational Affairs committee.
Questions about policies and procedures? Need suggestions on how to run an organization?
The handbook below is a collection of information for student leaders running organizations at St. Kate's.
Have questions that weren't answered in the Handbook? Email your questions here!
Every student group on campus must charter their organization EVERY academic year.
The online process starts (typically in early April) and ends in the spring.
Annual Chartering Process
New Club/New Charter
If you are unable to find an organization on campus that matches your interests, Student Center and Activities is happy to help you start your own organization.
When applying for a new charter, how the organization fits into the St. Kate's mission is always considered:
At all degree levels, St. Catherine integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching, and challenging students to transformational leadership. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders, informed by the philosophy of the women’s college and the spirit of the founders.
Process for New Charters
- Statement of support for organization to be chartered.
- Explanation of how the organization will support and add to the St. Kate's community.
- Statement that advisor is willing to assist and support organization's endeavors.