OSE Re-Recognition Process is now Open for Student Organizations!

By Mary Holland-Bavis, August 2, 2021

Re-Recognition is the process through which Ithaca College officially recognizes student organizations as a part of the college community. Each recognized student organization – new and returning – must receive recognition with the Office of Student Engagement every year.

The recognition process for returning organizations for the 2021-2022 academic year opens on August 2, 2021 and closes on December 10, 2021. Student organizations that are not recognized may not advertise, use Ithaca College resources, or make venue reservations until their recognition is completed. 

Organizations are in a grace period through the entire month of September. This means they can function as a recognized organization while completing the process. Once the grace period ends on October 1, an organization cannot request/spend funding, reserve space or hold programs until the process is completed. 

If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at (607) 274-3222, ose@ithaca.edu, or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center. 

Returning organizations must meet the following requirements::

  1. Complete Registration on IC Engage 
    • This includes: updating the organization page, roster (must have at least ten active members), and uploading an updated constitution that states a mission statement, membership and non-discrimination clause. Students must use the student organization constitution template
    • All officers and members must accept their membership on IC Engage (invitation sent via e-mail from Engage)
    • Organizations will identify three members who will be allowed to post on intercom on behalf of the student organization
  2. Have 10 active members (including 4 officers, 1 presiding officer, 1 finance manager)
    • Organizations are required to provide this information on the registration update 
  3. Have a full time Ithaca College employee agree to be the advisor 
    • Advisor must agree to the terms & conditions sent to them via e-mail from IC Engage. 
  4. Complete the Officer Training
  5. Attend one Re-Recognition Workshop. Workshop Dates will be listed on a IC Engage
    • Each organization must send one representative to attend a Leading @ IC Workshop.
    • You must sign up for the workshop 24 hours in advance on IC Engage. 
    • Though one individual could complete the workshop requirement on behalf of an organization, we highly encourage student organizations to attend any workshop they find interesting! 
    • *The Student Governance Council Funding Workshop required for an organization to submit funding requests is NOT included in this.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the Office of Student Engagement, e-mail ose@ithaca.edu