For a complete list of all student organizations and their contacts, please click here.
For the Student Affairs website, please click here.
If you are head of an organizing seeking recognition, please fill out this Application for Recognition and read the Executive Committee's Policy on Recognizing Student Organizations below.
Executive Committee's Policy on Recognizing Student Organizations
All student organizations must be recognized by the Executive Committee of the Student Body (EC) in order to receive recognition and/or funding by the Washington and Lee University student body.
A new organization may apply for recognition at any time during the academic year. However, there will be a deadline, determined by the current EC President, for all Student Body Recognition (SBR) applicants wishing to be considered for fall budget allocations.
Effective the 2004-2005 academic year, the process for recognizing student organizations shall include the following steps:
a. History of Organization (if known)
i. Include how and when the constitution was drafted and approved.
b. Mission statement, including the purpose/focus of the organization
c. Requirements for membership
d. Organization of Leadership/Officers (not including specific names)
i. Describe the duties associated with each position
ii. Describe the election process
e. How will your organization be bebeficial to Washington and Lee University and/or the surrounding community?
a. Upon recognition of a new law organization, the SBA shall appoint a representative to meet with the EC. This representative will describe the newly recognized organization to the Committee and present a copy of the organization’s file for the EC records.
The EC reserves the power to revoke the recognition of a student organization at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Committee members.
Causes for revocation may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Once an organization’s recognition is revoked, all of that group’s funding will roll back into the Student Body Working Reserve.
In the event that a campus organization is denied recognition by the Executive Committee, or if it is dissatisfied with EC revocation, it may appeal to the Student Affairs Committee (SAC).
SAC, which meets on a weekly basis, will be given a written report summarizing the EC’s decision. Then, the campus organization’s officers will have the chance to defend their application for Student Body Recognition.
Once SAC deliberates, a campus organization may be considered active again by a two-thirds vote of SAC’s members. The Dean of Students will inform the EC Vice President of SAC’s decision.