The Office of Student Activities: ASU Student Clubs and Organizations A-Z
***Before starting a new club or organization please review the Active and Inactive student Organization roster to possibly reduce the time necessary to get your club up and running.***
Clubs and Organizations, whether they are sponsored by an outside organization or student-run, fall in one of the following six categories:
1) Academic & Professional: An organization whose stated objective is to provide an opportunity for individuals to discuss and share information related to a specific academic discipline, topic or interest. These organizations provide opportunities to get to know other students in your program of choice as well as getting to know the faculty members outside of the classroom. You will be exposed to opportunities for networking and leadership development. In addition, the Academic & Professional category includes Honor organizations whose membership is based on academic achievement and whose purpose is to recognize such and the group does hold meetings and sponsor events throughout the year as well as initiation ceremonies. These Honor groups function like other student organizations.
2) Greek Life: A social, fraternal organization composed of all male or female students, otherwise known as a single sex organization. These organizations strive to develop the greatest potential in each of their members according to their individual talents, skills and personality, in order to prepare them for life after graduation. As there are specific, additional requirements for Greek Social Organizations, they are not eligible for Special Services funding.
3) Honorary: An organization whose members are recognized on the basis of academic achievement, and members are accepted by invitation only. An honorary organization does not hold meetings throughout the year, but instead holds initiation and recognition ceremonies. They are expected to submit a charter renewal form once per renewal period, and are not eligible for Special Services funding.
4) Institutional: An organization is deemed “institutional” if it serves to promote or is a function of the ASU's institutional mission and goals. These groups, by design, are essential to the fundamental purpose of student learning. Organizations such as Bell Ringer, The Student Government Association, Phoenix, or any organizations affiliated with music, choir, orchestra, drama, or art are considered institutional organizations.
5) Sports Clubs: Organizations whose purpose is to encourage participation and engagement in a sport or recreational activity. They present members and participants the opportunity to learn new skills, improve existing skills, engage in competition and enjoy recreational and social fellowship.
6) Special Interest: An organization whose purpose is to provide a place for members to discuss issues relevant to them, to express their interest in a given subject, to serve as a support group for students on campus or as representatives of a group off campus, or to act towards the advancement of social interests that affect both the university and the community at large. Clubs in this category include those that are cultural, religious, and hobby-related in nature, and those that strive for greater social advocacy.
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