Every Crafton Hills College Student has the right and opportunity to create a Student Organization, as long as it does not completely replicate or conflict with an existing CHC Student organization.
For any questions pertaining to the Student Organization Charter Packet or for general questions, comments and concerns, please feel free to contact the Student Senate or Department of Student Life.
Department of Student Life: 909-389-3410
Ericka Paddock, Ed.D: Director, Department of Student Life
Purpose and Expectations
Please review the following information. The President of the organization must acknowledge that the information below has been read and understood.
At CHC, student clubs and organizations are chartered through the Student Senate and their information is held in the Department of Student Life. The mission of the Department of Student Life is to provide a welcoming and safe social environment that intentionally engages campus members in the college life by offering co-curricular opportunities that facilitate leadership development.
Benefits provided to chartered student organizations include campus space for meetings, events and fundraisers, at no cost, eligibility for funding through the Student Senate, and the ability set up an account through the San Bernardino Community College District.
Each student organization is required to submit and maintain an organized constitution. This constitution should define the general operations, membership criteria and election procedures for the organization. Sample constitutions are available in the Student Senate office. The most current copy of the constitution should be on file in the Department of Student Life. Any amendments made to the constitution should be submitted to the Student Senate office no later than two weeks after the amendment has been passed. Every organization must include and comply with the non-discrimination policy, which includes: race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, marital status, gender, citizenship, and disability.
If for any reason the current on file information, constitution, by-laws, or any other pertinent information changes throughout the academic year, it is the responsibility of the student organization President to submit the updates to the Department of Student Life within 2 weeks of the changes. Clubs may be asked to submit a contact information form, including but not limited to member names, email addresses and student ID numbers. Students ID #’s are optional and are used to provide data that will improve services and programs offered by the Department of Student Life.
This charter serves as the annual statement by the President and their Advisor attesting that the organization has no rules or policies which discriminate on the basis of race, religion, natural origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.
Student Organization Advisor Requirement
All student organizations must have a current CHC faculty or classified staff member as an advisor. CHC Students and Student Senators cannot be advisors of a student organization. The advisor role is a voluntary position whose role is to assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives by providing a liaison between Crafton Hills College and the organization.
Minimum Membership Standards
Official recognition of a student organization requires a minimum of five members and should include three (3) officers, a President, a Treasurer and/or Secretary, and/or the choice of any other officer. The three officers are included in the minimum of five members. Only currently students enrolled at CHC may obtain membership and vote on issues that come before the student organization.