How to form a student organization
Please see the section on forming a student group in the Budgeting and Spending Guide for Student Organizations.
How to update your student group information:
Please fill out this form as soon as your student organization has elected its officers.
Arrangements for student sponsored activities
Student organizations or individual students or groups of students wishing to sponsor activities of any type to be held on the campus of the Law School should comply with the following procedures:
- Check the events calendar to find a date with as few conflicts as possible.
- Complete the room request form.
Arrangements for student-sponsored activities which may require special services on the part of Maintenance and/or the Department of Public Safety should be made a minimum of four weeks in advance of the planned event. The sponsoring organization or students are required to reimburse the University for the cost of such services. If in doubt as to whether such special services will be required, the sponsoring organization or students should contact the assistant dean for finance and administration well in advance of the event being planned.
The University requires the purchase of special event insurance for events that involve serving alcoholic beverages. The cost is generally $250-$300 per event and should be purchased ten days prior to the event. Consult the assistant dean for finance and administration regarding purchasing procedures.
Political campaigns and student organizations
The following guidelines have been provided by the University.
The facilities may be used by an organization as long as all publicity regarding events of this nature make it clear that the University is neither sponsoring nor endorsing the event. Furthermore, the organization must assume full responsibility for the facilities during the event. A student organization can endorse a candidate for political office and can work on behalf of the candidate. The organization cannot expend funds which it acquires from student fees (i.e., from the SBA) on behalf of the candidate. If, on the other hand, the organization raises money on its own, it can expend such funds.