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
  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):
      • August 27 1 pm Ithaca Falls
      • August 27 1 pm Ithaca Falls
      • August 28 11 am Ithaca Falls
      • August 28 1 pm Cayuga Lake
      • August 29 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • August 31 3 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 4 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 6 4 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 7 12 pm Taughannock
      • September 12 6 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 13 4 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 14 12 pm Taughabbock
      • September 18 5 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 20 2 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 21 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • September 25 11 am - 2 pm Student Activities Center [Must stop in for an hour and host an activity]
      • September 26 10 am Cayuga Lake
      • September 28 10 am Cayuga Lake
      • September 28 12 pm Taughannock
      • October 2 6 pm Cayuga Lake
      • October 10 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • October 12 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • October 15 3 pm Cayuga Lake
      • October 23 4 pm Cayuga Lake
      • October 26 12 pm Taughannock
      • November 2 12 pm Taughannock
      • November 9 12 pm Taughannock
      • November 16 12 pm Taughannock
      • November 30 12 pm Cayuga Lake
      • December 7 Taughannock

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:

1) 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

2) Complete the recognition process on Engage

*This includes: creating and updating your organization page, ensuring your ten active member roster (must have 4 officers which include 1 - presiding officer, 1 treasurer), uploading the completed advisor agreement, uploading an updated constitution

3) Complete the officer training

*Three officers must complete the officer quiz, Treasurers must complete the treasurer quiz. All information and training materials can be found in the Student Organization Guidebook.

4) Attend a re-recognition workshop

  • August 29 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • August 31 3 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 4 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 6 4 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 7 12 pm Taughannock
  • September 12 6 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 13 4 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 14 12 pm Taughabbock
  • September 18 5 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 20 2 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 21 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • September 25 11 am - 2 pm Student Activities Center [Must stop in for an hour and host an activity]
  • September 26 10 am Cayuga Lake
  • September 28 10 am Cayuga Lake
  • September 28 12 pm Taughannock
  • October 2 6 pm Cayuga Lake
  • October 10 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • October 12 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • October 15 3 pm Cayuga Lake
  • October 23 4 pm Cayuga Lake
  • October 26 12 pm Taughannock
  • November 2 12 pm Taughannock
  • November 9 12 pm Taughannock
  • November 16 12 pm Taughannock
  • November 30 12 pm Cayuga Lake
  • December 7 Taughannock

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