Student organizations can be started at any time between October and April. If you are considering creating a new student organization, an important question to ask yourself as you follow this process is “What does this organization give/do for Middlebury College that no other organization does?”
Listed below is an overview of the process you will need to follow:
- Download a copy of the Middlebury College student organization constitution template. This template includes some mandatory sections for your constitution.
- Organize your first meeting of interested students. At the meeting, discuss the purpose of your organization and possible events and draft your constitution and a proposed budget for the academic year.
- Find an adviser for your group from the full-time faculty or staff members of the College.
- Log into MiddLink (go.middlebury.edu/middlink). Click on the “Organizations” tab at the top and then click on “Register a New Organization” (on the left). You will need to include a proposed constitution, proposed events, tentative budget, and roster of interested students (typically a roster will include at least 10 students).
- Your submitted application will be reviewed by the SGA Constitution Committee (SGACC). If your organization seems viable, you will be invited via email to make a presentation. Please note: proposed community service and volunteer organizations will be directed to the Service Cluster board before meeting with the SGACC.
- Following your meeting, the SGACC will vote whether or not to approve your group. You will be notified of the SGACC’s decision via email.
- Meet with JJ Boggs in Student Activities (SA) to finalize paperwork, receive training, and access resources.
- After meeting with JJ Boggs, arrange a meeting with the SGA Finance Committee. The proposed budget template is on the SGA Finance Committee website. Please note: funding is not guaranteed from the SGA Finance Committee.
Please contact the Director of Student Organizations and Chair of the SGA Constitution Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the process of becoming a new student organization.