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Fall 2014 Student Organization Updates

The OSDA website will receive a complete update shortly, but in the meantime, please follow the instructions on this page for creating a student organization or having one re-recognized.

Re-recognition for Existing Student Organizations

Existing student organizations must complete the following easy steps in order to be fully recognized for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  1. Attend one of the following re-recognition meetings. All meetings will take place in 80 Fifth Avenue, room 802.
    • Monday, September 8, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, September 10, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Friday, September 12, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  2. Update your student officers if you have not already done so.
  3. Have your current officers sign the Student Leader Agreement. Bring the agreement to the re-recognition meeting or to 80 Fifth Avenue, room 806.
  4. Submit a new membership roster and share it with the OSDA office through Google Docs.
    September 2014 Events for Returning Organizations

For groups looking to plan a small program before the re-recognition process is complete, the OSDA is happy to help you book small events during the month of September and to give you access to up to $100 of your student organization funds. To request event space, please fill out the Program Registration Form. Once you submit the form, someone will contact you shortly to discuss your request. Once the re-recognition process is complete, you will have access to all of your funding and have the ability to plan larger, more complicated events.   

Creating a New Student Organization

As a recognized student organization, you will have the following benefits

  • Access to a $300 annual budget for basic organization supplies and food for meetings
  • The ability to reserve space on campus for events and meetings
  • Eligibility to apply to the Student Activities Finance Committee for event funding in addition to your $300 base budget
  • Being the first to know about leadership opportunities on campus and about off-campus retreats

In order to become a recognized student organization, a group must have the following

  • At least ten members who are New School students
  • A faculty or staff advisor
  • A mission statement and goals
  • A constitution 

Below are the steps required for a group to become a fully recognized student organization

  1. You must attend one of the following recognition meetings, at which you will learn about the ins and outs of your new partnership with OSDA. All meetings will take place at 80 Fifth Avenue, room 802.
    • Tuesday, September 16, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, September 18, 6:00–7:00 p.m
    • Two additional meetings will be scheduled for early October, but we encourage you to make one of your officers available for one of these earlier sessions to get your organization up and running for the fall.  
  2. Fill out the New Student Organization Recognition Form and complete all of the steps listed on the form. Our recognition deadline for fall 2014 new organizations is Friday, October 17. All materials must be in by this date in order for you to plan student organization events, reserve space, and apply for funds.
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