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Undergraduate Student Government

Student Organizations

Below you will find relevant information for student organization licensure and funding procedures. For a full list of student organizations at DU, click here. For governing documents, visit Archives.

Licensure 

Melissa Sim, Chair of Student Organizations Committee

Student Org Licensing Procedures
Undergraduate Student Organizations shall be licensed in accordance with this policy, and the Constitution and Bylaws of the USG.

Student Organization Requirements

All student organization seeking a license from the USG must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a University of Denver faculty advisor; and,
  • Maintain at least three members of the USG as defined in the Constitution of the USG who act as the primary leadership and contacts of the organization; and,
  • Maintain at least 10 members of the USG, not including the leadership of the organization; and,
  • Fulfill all required documentation and forms which shall consist of at least the following, to be turned in electronically, to be found on the Orgsync:
    • An organization constitution; and,
    • A financial request form, if seeking funding from the USG; and,
    • Any and all further documents requested by the SOC.

In order to be considered fundable, an organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or social, fiscal, or economic merit.

Upon the electronic submission of all required documentation and forms, the applying student organization and its members agree to follow and maintain all rules, policy, and procedures of the USG, the University of Denver, and all applicable local, state, and national rules, laws, and regulations. The submission of the required documentation and forms shall be considered a binding agreement on behalf of the organization and its leadership to uphold the above to the best of its ability.

Ongoing Requirements
All licensed Undergraduate student organizations shall have minimal requirements in order to maintain licensed status. Failure to fulfill these requirements may result in sanctions as seen fit by the SOC, Finance Committee, and the USG Judicial Branch.

The following requirements must be fulfilled by Undergraduate student organizations:

  • All Undergraduate student organizations must digitally submit quarterly
  • programming and financial reports, which shall be made available on the USG SOC website. These must be submitted electronically by the second Monday of the start of the following quarter. The SOC shall be vested with the authority to extend deadlines as it deems fit. Student Organizations requesting a deadline extension must contact the SOC chairperson.
  • All Undergraduate student organizations must send at least one representative member to at least one USG Senate session per quarter. The representative of the organization must introduce themselves and briefly introduce the organization and update the USG Senate on the organizations proceedings.
  • Have at least one representative member of the organization attend the Student Leadership Training Camp.

New Organization Licensing Procedure
After all required documents and forms have been received by the SOC chairperson,
the SOC shall review your licensing request in a timely manor. If the SOC chairperson
deems it necessary, leadership for the organization may be asked to attend SOC
session. The SOC shall vote by a simple majority to confirm the organization. If the USG
Senate so deems it fit, it may veto the decision of the SOC by a simple resolution,
whereas the sponsor of the resolution does not have to be a member of the SOC.

License Renewal Procedure
The SOC shall inform all licensed organizations of a relicensing time, which shall occur towards the end of the academic year. All licensed organizations must submit the following documents digitally, whereas the documents shall be made available on the USG SOC website:

  • An end of the year organization report; and,
  • An end of the year financial report; and,
  • An end of the year programming report; and,
  • An updated constitution (does not have to change, unless the organization
  • deems it appropriate); and,
  • A financial request for the next academic year, if the organization so chooses to seek funding.

Organization Rights and Privileges
All licensed Undergraduate student organizations have the right to exist at the University of Denver. All licensed Undergraduate student organizations shall also be vested with the rights granted to it in this policy, and the USG constitution and its Bylaws.

The following privileges are shall be granted to licensed Undergraduate student
organizations:

  • Free use of the Driscoll Center as well as General Classroom Building meeting rooms and facilities in the Student Activities Office; and,
  • Reduced cost AV equipment rental from the University of Denver; and,
  • Free web hosting to be provided by University of Denver Technology Services; and,
  • Access to student directory information in accordance with § SOC.09.03; and,
  • The right to use the Student Activities Office for incoming mail; and,
  • The free use of Student Activities Office general Undergraduate student organization supplies; and,
  • The right to expression in accordance with § SOC.09.02.

Funding

Melissa Sim and Jeffrey Mariano, Chair of Finance Committee

Funding Application Guidelines