The University of Mount Union is home to nearly 90 student organizations where students can engage with opportunities that relate to their passions, interests, and in many cases, includes their academic course curriculum, too! These organizations range in type from academic to social, religious to service, as well as a variety of special interest organizations. Student organization membership provides an environment for students to connect with one another through a topic of mutual interest, and provide opportunities for co-curricular learning and leadership development. Student organizations are required to register with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and maintain current contact information for presidents and advisors, as well as accurate constitutions. Students can learn about becoming involved in these student organizations by participating in Raiderfest, Student Involvement Fair held during the first week of classes in the fall.
Student Organizations Resources
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership provides a number of additional resources on student organizations.
Starting a Student Organization
Any Mount Union student is eligible to start a new or reinstate a pre-existing student organization on campus. However, in order to ensure that a proposed organization is aligned with the University's mission statement and in compliance with all federal, state, and University regulations, the University reserves the right to review and approve all proposed student organizations seeking University recognition. This is done through the following outlined review process.
Students who are interested in forming a new student organization must first discuss their plans with the director of student involvement and leadership before meeting as an organized group, writing a constitution, or planning organizational activities. The director will work with the student organization to identify existing student organizations that may meet students’ needs or assist the students to complete the appropriate documentation, which includes the organization’s constitution to support the successful completion of the recognition process. New student organization standards also must be met by all proposed new student organizations in order to begin the recognition process.
Those students wishing to start the process for establishing a social fraternity or sorority must have the approval of the director of student involvement, the dean of students, and the president of the university. The process for establishing such an organization must also follow the expansion policy of the University. Please contact the director of student involvement and leadership, Kate Carnell, directly at email@example.com.
After appropriate documentation is submitted to the Director, the Committee on Student Organizations reviews the documentation of the proposed organization and makes a decision with regard to granting recognition. The Director of Student Involvement and Leadership will notify the group in writing of the final action.
This approval process usually takes about two to three weeks, however, student organizations should plan that this process could take longer. During that time, the activities of the new student organization will be limited to meeting and membership drives. No other activities, solicitation, or programs will be allowed until final approval has been granted.
If you are a current Mount Union student who would like to start a new student organization, please visit the Student Organizations page of the iRaider Portal or contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at (800) 992-6682, ext. 2885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.