STUDENT GROUP RECOGNITION
FOR THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIS ONLINE PROCESS BEGAN ON MONDAY, MARCH 3 AT NOON AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14 AT NOON. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We're excited you are interested in signing for an existing student group or introducing a new student group to campus!
Before you submit a request, please consider the following information. In the recognition review process we will first attempt to identify existing or other newly proposed groups with a similar mission statement. Whenever possible, it is our goal to strengthen a group by combining with others who have a shared interest. We then encourage and support student signers to broaden their scope by welcoming new and diverse opinions into the group. This leads to student groups that are better equipped to "pass the torch" and stay recognized year after year, due in part to their larger membership base of invested members willing to take on a leadership role. It also fosters collaboration with students at all stages in their Hampshire path.
ALL student groups are required to sponsor or co-sponsor a program that is open to the community each semester. A program can be active such as event or it can be passive educational outreach: for example, an informational campaign or publication.
Below is all of the information you will need to complete the recognition form. Be prepared to complete it, because you cannot save information and return to the site.
GROUP NAME: All Spring 2014 recognized groups are listed in a drop down menu, or you can select "New Group" as an option and provide the proposed group's name in the box below. There is also an opportunity to select an existing group and include a name change in New Group Name.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE 3 STUDENT GROUP LEADERS, aka "SIGNERS": We need the names, preferred email address, phone, and box numbers. Signers must be currently enrolled students who will be at Hampshire in the fall of 2014. It is okay to have one signer currently on leave as long as that person will be back in the fall and has given you permission to be listed. (NO Div IIIs graduating this May can be listed!) The signers who are listed on the form will receive ALL emails related to the group's recognition.
PROPOSED GROUP TYPE/MEMBERS/AFFILIATIONS: Please indicate your proposed group type from the available drop down list. You will need to also include an approximate number of group members, and any regional or national organizations with which your group is associated.
DETAILED MISSION STATEMENT: Here is your opportunity to present who your group is, your goals, and what you hope to accomplish as a student group on campus. It may be helpful to have your mission statement typed up ahead of time and ready to cut and paste into that field.
PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES: Please provide specific details on what your group plans to do for programming and initiatives at Hampshire. Please include all of your exciting ideas on how your group plans to engage with students on campus! Your request will be denied unless you provide detailed information.
ADVISOR: Academic, sports, and some specialty groups are required to have an advisor because of expertise and safety and/or risk concerns. Other student groups are encouraged to have a member of the Hampshire faculty or staff be an advisor to their group. If your group wants or is required to have an advisor, you should have met with that person to get the individual's informed approval prior to listing the name on the form, since they will receive notification.
After all recognition forms are submitted to campus leadership and activities, we will review the information and contact signers before the school year ends. Based on our safety and risk assessments, those groups needing additional information will get a detailed description of what is required for approval before summer.
This link IS LIVE and ENDS on Friday, March 14 at NOON.
Here is the link to the form: http://fs16.formsite.com/clarecognition/form9/index.html
Still have questions? Come into campus leadership and activities or give us a call at x6005 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; we're happy to help.
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