Clubs

Clubs offer the exciting possibility for anyone to leave their individualized mark on the SPU community in a very personalized way, and to get involved with ASSP and campus culture.

Visit CSC on Engage for ways to get involved, resources, and other forms.

Get involved on campus by joining a club or starting your own!

Clubs are a great way to get involved on campus by meeting with other students who share common interests. There are a plethora of exciting opportunities through ASSP clubs: leadership, volunteering, arts, philanthropy, and much more!

Clubs are the least restrictive and most flexible of all ASSP organizations. Anyone can apply to start a club and receive funding for their club from ASSP. Clubs are an excellent means of gaining leadership experience because they require incredible vision, initiative, and creativity.

CSC Chair, Club Coordinator

Aly Cotte

ASSP-Clubcoordinator@spu.edu

Campus Program Coordinator

Alli Bautista-Kellum

bautistaa@spu.edu

206-281-2689

CSC Mission Statement:

To help move SPU clubs forward, in a direction of solidarity, by listening to club concerns, questions, and doubts; striving to help clubs find answers; and ultimately being successful and sustainable, thriving on SPU’s campus.

Why does ASSP have CSC?

To communicate with all clubs and serve all club needs; to review the development, operation, and registration of clubs; to review requests for club funding & event proposals, and to hold clubs accountable to all university and ASSP policy.

What does CSC do?

  • Reviews all matters concerning club accountability, recognition, and continuance
  • Votes to approve or decline applications for funding and program request forms
  • Holds quarterly informational meetings with club leaders concerning available ASSP resources, club registration, and information concerning the ASSP budget timeline
  • Communicates regularly with clubs to ensure accountability to the guidelines set forth in this document
  • Works to advocate for and provide help to all campus clubs

How often does CSC meet?

  • CSC meets on a weekly basis. Times will change each quarter to accommodate the schedules of CSC members.
  • All program request forms MUST be received by Friday at 5pm to be seen on the following week’s CSC Meeting Agenda.

How does my club communicate with CSC?

For any questions pertaining to CSC or the club process – please contact the Club Coordinator at ASSP-Clubcoordinator@spu.edu

Club Budget Process:

CSC oversees the Club Programming fund and club event proposal process, from which clubs can request dollars. Clubs shall propose all events and event series for approval and funding. CSC has the authority to allocate up to $250 for each event or event series. CSC will advocate for clubs if funds exceed $250 and need to be submitted to Finance Board or Senate for approval. CSC will provide recommendation to Finance Board and (if over $750) to Senate.

CSC Members:

CSC Chair – Club Coordinator

Aly Cotte

Senator

TBD

Senator

TBD

Campus Program Coordinator

Alli Bautista-Kellum

ASSP Treasurer

Carrie Cox

Senator At Large

Vacant

How to start a club

Student clubs at SPU may become official ASSP clubs by applying for and becoming registered with the Committee for Student Clubs (CSC). Registration shall entitle these organizations to ASSP services, including recognition in student publications and possibly fiscal support from ASSP. For application and club continuance, contact the Club Coordinator (assp-clubcoordinator@spu.edu).

Definition of a Club

For purposes of ASSP, a club is defined as a group of undergraduate students that meets regularly for a specific purpose and shares a common interest. Officially registered clubs must meet criteria set forth in this section.

Registration Process

Prerequisites For Registration

A new student club seeking official registration shall first have met the following prerequisites:

  • Have held at least one club meeting comprised of at least 5 persons. The date, place and minutes of this meeting must accompany any petition for ASSP recognition.
  • Have at least one faculty, staff, and/or university administrator who shall act as an advisor, whose name shall be stated in the ASSP petition for recognition.
  • Have created a constitution ratified by the members of the club that will include:
    • Name of club.
    • Club purpose statement.
    • Type of membership requirement and process of selection.
    • Method and time for selection of officers.

Application For Registration

After meeting prerequisites, a club may apply to the Committee for Student Clubs for Official recognition. Such application shall include the following:

  • Copy of constitution and bylaws.
  • Minutes from most recent club meeting. The meeting must have been attended by at least five members.
  • List of student officers and names of at least five SPU student members. At a minimum, a registered club must maintain a primary officer and/or a financial officer at all times.
  • Statement of support from advisor, who must be a full-time faculty or staff member of SPU.
  • Signed agreement to abide by SPU policies and procedures.

CSC reserves the right to register clubs based on the club’s general appropriateness as an ASSP club. Clubs who apply for, but do not receive official registration may appeal the decision of CSC to Senate. Senate may reverse a decision of CSC by a majority vote. To submit an application to become a registered student club, please complete the Application for ASSP Club Registration form on Engage

Benefits

  • Use of the University logo
  • Use of the University name
  • Recognition in the Student Handbook
  • ASSP funding
  • Registered clubs may have the option of receiving publicity of club activities through STUB or ASSP bulletin boards
  • Rights of solicitation to students including campus mailing (in accordance with their guidelines), provided that fund-raising projects are approved individually through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Use of SPU Purchasing services
  • Rights to reserve campus space
  • Access to Club Fund for free printed materials (i.e. posters and flyers for advertising purposes)