REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED CLUBS
Officially recognized Westmont student clubs agree to a certain set of standards and criteria that will govern their club’s organization, activities and conduct. Content goes here...
REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AND RETURNING CLUBS
• A club’s mission, purpose and all of its activities must exist and function fully within the bounds of the Community Life Statement and in a manner that is supportive and reflective of the mission and purpose of Westmont College.
• A club’s mission, purpose and activities must not present undue liability or risk elements for the students or the college.
• All clubs understand that, as representatives of Westmont College, the standards of the Community Life Statement apply to all activities, meetings, or excursions, whether on or off-campus.
• Clubs must meet a minimum of once a month with regular meeting times that are publicized through the WCSA Clubs page.
• Clubs will avoid any action that could be considered hazing, harassment or an initiation ritual and read and understand the student handbook entry outlining Westmont’s policy on hazing and abuse. (Found under Community Standards: http://www.westmont.edu/_student_life/student_handbook/community-standards.html)
• Clubs are required to communicate with the WCSA Clubs Administrator concerning dates of proposed activities no less than 10 days prior to the event in order to prevent scheduling conflicts and to maximize the potential for funding.
• Clubs must submit proposals for large scale events (50 + people) at the beginning of the semester in accordance with details on the WCSA website.
• All club advertising must be in accordance with the guidelines stated in the Campus Posting policy.
• A club must have at least 10 current undergraduate student members at all times during the school year. Clubs with membership that drops below this number risk loss of official recognition. All club participants must be registered Westmont students.
• A club must have a current full-time faculty or staff advisor. Should the advisor need to leave this role, it is the responsibility of the club officers to replace the advisor prior to the next scheduled club event.
• A club must maintain a current list of officers, members, and advisor. This list must be kept current as members join or leave the club during the school year.
• Membership in all clubs—except in the case of those registered as “Athletic/Recreational” or “Academic Competitive” and requiring a tryout—must be open and accessible to all current Westmont students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or ability.
• All clubs are expected to participate in the fall Community Picnic and spring Community Carnival events as a way to advertise, build a membership list and promote campus and community development. Details about these events will be communicated to club officers by the WCSA Clubs Administrator.
Clubs that fail to comply with these stated guidelines as well as reasonable requests from College faculty or staff may jeopardize their club's operations with strictures that may include but are not limited to loss of event planning privileges, loss of facility use privileges, reduction or loss of funding, or complete dissolution of our club.