Student Organization Recognition Process

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 2018-2019 academic year will open on August 1, 2018 - December 14, 2018. Student organizations that are not recognized may not advertise, use Ithaca College resources, or make venue reservations until their recognition is completed.

Returning organizations must meet the following requirements::

  1. Complete Registration on IC Engage (formally Orgsync)
    • 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
    • All officers and members must accept their membership (usually sent via e-mail)
  2. Have 10 active members (including 4 officers, 1 presiding officer, 1 finance manager)
    • You will be required to provide this information on the registration update
  3. Have a full time Ithaca College employee agree to be the advisor by completing an online Adviser Agreement
  4. Complete the Officer Training
  5. Attend a Re-Recognition Workshop
    • The President, Treasurer and one Officer must attend one Re-Recognition Workshop
    • You can all attend the same one if you want, but we encourage you to attend different ones!
    • You will fill out an evaluation at the end of each workshop which is how you will get credit
    • Workshop Dates (additional workshop dates will be added as they are scheduled)
      • October 10 12 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Student Governance Council "SGC Funding"
      • October 12 12 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Kayli DePinto, Student Leadership Consultant "Leading in Organizational Culture"
      • October 15 3 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Seondre Carolina, Vice President of Business and Finance (Student Governance Council) "SGC Funding"
      • October 19 12 pm Student Activities Center with Adam Justiniano, Student Governance Council "SGC Funding"
      • October 23 4 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Cole Mistysyn, Student Governance Council "SGC Funding"
      • October 25 4 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Norah AlJunaidi, Student Leadership Consultant "Effective Communication in Leadership"
      • October 26 12 pm Taughannock Falls Room with Aimee Manzelli, Student Governance Council "SGC Funding"
      • November 2 12 pm DEMOTTE Room with Seondre Carolina, Vice President of Business and Finance (Student Governance Council) "SGC Funding"
      • November 9 12 pm Taughannock Falls Room with Hunter Flamm, Student Governance Council "SGC Funding"
      • November 13 4 pm Taughannock Falls Room with Mary Holland Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement "Team Building"
      • November 13 5 pm, Ithaca Falls Room with Brett Levine, Student Leadership Consultant, "Challenging the Traditional Leadership Process"
      • November 14 7 pm, Cayuga Lake Room with Hannah Sarnie, Student Leadership Consultant, "Security & Accessing Funding for Events"
      • November 16 12 pm Taughannock Falls Room with Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement "I'm President of my Student Organization, Now What?"
      • November 29 4 pm Taughannock Falls Room with Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement "Motivating the Middle"
      • November 30 12 pm Cayuga Lake Room with Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement "Sustaining a Strong Student Organization Leadership Team"
      • December 7 Taughannock Falls Room with Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement "Student Organization Officer Transition Workshop"

If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at (607) 274-3222.

New Clubs

The new recognition process for 2018-2019 is from August 29, 2018 - March 8, 2019. Student organizations that are not recognized may not advertise, use Ithaca College resources, or make room reservations under their recognition is completed.

To create a recognized student organization through the Office of Student Engagement, you must first meet with a member of the New Student Organization Recognition Team in the Office of Student Engagement. Please call OSE at (607) 274-3222 or e-mail ose@ithaca.edu to set up an appointment.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at (607) 274-3222, ose@ithaca.edu, or stop by during our drop-in office hours every Friday from 10 am - 12 pm.

Recognized student organizations have the ability to:

  1. Create and utilize an Engage profile- giving you access to a number of helpful resources

  2. The ability to reserve facilities on campus, with minimal or no rental charge, for meetings and programs

  3. Solicit on campus:

    • Hang posters and fliers across campus (https://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/events/policy/solicitation/)

    • Apply to promote your organization and programs on one of our many campus center bulletin boards

    • Submit material to be distributed in Club Hub, a bi-weekly newsletter distributed to all student organization members and advisors. For questions regarding the Club Hub newsletter, email studentorgs@ithaca.edu

  4. Travel and represent Ithaca College at conferences and programs

  5. Use “Ithaca College” in your name

  6. Apply for funding through the Student Governance Council

  7. Use the Student Activities Center

    • Apply for storage in the student organization storage cabinets

If you have any questions about the recognition process, please reach out to the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu, (607) 274 - 3222 or stop by Egbert 325 in the Campus Center!

Student Organization Celebration Week