Before starting a new organization, check our student organization list to make sure we don't already have an organization like the one you'd like to start. After that, follow these steps to start your new student organization.
For new student organizations, fill out the Petition to Start a New Student Organization Form and turn it in to:
Jonathan Nutt, Director of Student Development
Office of Student Development
Back Patio Offices of BCR
MC Box 4042
Clinton, MS 39058
2. Approval by the Student Activities and Services Committee
The Petition will go before the Mississippi College Student Activities and Services Committee which is made up of MC students, faculty members, and staff members. At least one person from the proposed group should be present at this meeting to answer questions about the proposed organization.
Once the organization is approved by the committee, they move forward in the process. The Office of Student Development will be in contact with you about the date and time of committee meetings.
3. Approval by the Student Senate
At least one person from the proposed group should be present at the Student Senate meeting to answer questions about the proposed organization. If the student senate approves the organization, someone from the Office of Student Development will let you know, and the group becomes an active student organization at Mississippi College.
The Vice President of the Student Government Association (President of the Student Senate) will be in touch with you about the date and time of this senate meeting.
Student Organization Events
What is the process for holding a student organization event?
To hold an event on campus, the student organization contact person should fill out the Student Event Registration Form. Once the form has been submitted, the Office of Student Development will be in contact via email with the Student Organization to approve the event. Once the Office of Student Development approves the event, it will be forwarded to MC Event Services for space and supply reservations.
- Keep in mind, student organization events MUST be submitted and approved at least two weeks in advance. There will not be exceptions made to this policy.
- Student Organization events are only approved during times which classes are in session at Mississippi College.
- Student organizations will only be able to reserve space on campus for events (outside of regular meetings) up to two times per month.
How can a student organization advertise on campus?
Student Organizations can hang flyers on campus once they are approved by the Office of Student Development. Flyers can be approved by visiting the Back Patio Offices of BCR and having flyers stamped. Once flyers are approved, they can be hung in campus common areas including the cafeteria on cork strips, the Commons and mail room and on approved academic buildings. Check with the departments in each building to find out approved places to hang flyers. Flyers can be hung in Residence Halls, but they must be given to the Office of Residence Life to be hung by their staff.
Student Organizations can have campus emails sent on their behalf. Emails should be sent to Jonathan Nutt (email@example.com) at least 48 hours BEFORE the email should be sent out. It should include the exact wording for the subject line and body of the email. Attachements of flyers will not be sent, but images of the flyer can be included for the body of the email.
Every Mississippi College organization is required to fill out information about their organization each year. Organizations which do not fill out this required information will be considered inactive and not have the rights and privileges of an MC organization any longer. The deadline for filling out this information is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by 4:30 pm.
Fill out the questions below. Please have a list of your members to upload through this form. If you have any questions, contact Jonathan Nutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.