Form a New Club

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A club consists of Finger Lakes Community College Students who share a common interest. Starting a new club involves finding a faculty or staff advisor, developing a constitution, and recruiting your first few members.

Want to Start a New Club?

It's easier than you might think. New clubs go through three stages as it becomes more established on campus.

Stage Description

One: Forming Group

Your idea becomes a Forming Group once you fill out the New Club Registration Form. During this stage, you secure a faculty or staff advisor, develop a club constitution, and recruit members — all with support from Student Life.

Two: New Club

New clubs have a constitution and a minimum of five student members. Student Corporation reviews all Forming Group constitutions prior to becoming a New Club.

Three: Established Club

Established Clubs are clubs that have been active for two or more semesters. To become an Established Club, New Clubs must host regular meetings and activities to demonstrate its ability to sustain itself as an active part of student life on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Key Differences Between Each Stage of Club Development?

Forming Group New Club Established Club
Advisor Student Life FLCC Faculty or Staff FLCC Faculty or Staff
Budget $0 Determined based on request Determined based on request
Constitution Developing On file Updated and on file

How do I Start a New Club?

Complete a New Club Registration Form. Once filled out and submitted, the Assistant Director of Student Life will contact you via email to set up a New Club process meeting to review the Steps to Success checklist.

Who can Participate in Forming a New Club?

All students pay a Student Activity Fee and are therefore officially members of the Finger Lakes Community College Student Corporation. All students who pay the Student Activity Fee are able to participate in all Forming Group, New Club, and Established Club activities.

How does a Forming Group become a New Club?

With the guidance of the Assistant Director of Student Life, a Forming Group will spend time finding a faculty or staff advisor, developing a constitution, and focusing on membership recruitment. Once a completed constitution is on file and the group has a minimum of five (5) student members, the constitution will be reviewed by Student Corporation for approval of New Club status.

How does a New Club become an Established Club?

A New Club is eligible to become an Established Club after having served the campus community as a New Club for two full academic semesters. During this timeframe, the New Club must host regular meetings and activities to demonstrate its ability to sustain itself as an active part of student life on campus. Once eligible, the New Club officers will present an updated constitution to Student Corporation to request Established Club status.

Who Should I Contact for More Information about Starting a Club?

For more information about getting involved on campus or forming a new club, please stop by the Office of Student Life (Student Center, Room 2120), or email Andrea Brown, Assistant Director of Student Life at Andrea.Brown@flcc.edu.

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