Student Groups

If you have any questions about a specific student group, you can contact the Office of Campus Activities & Programs at capso@uncg.edu or (336) 334-5800.

Student Groups are an important part of our campus community.  Campus Activities & Programs encourages students to participate in student group activity.

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Use the UNCG Student Group Community to find and join an existing student group!

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Establishing And Recognizing A Student Group

Students wishing to establish first-time recognition with a group OR wishing to reactivate a group that has lost recognition must complete the following procedures before they can begin to function as a student group.

  1. Find five (5) UNCG students interested in your group, each with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  2. Download So You Want to Start a Student Group (PDF) 
  3. Find a full time UNCG faculty or staff member to serve as your advisor
  4. Write a Constitution using the “How to Write a Student Group Constitution” information contained in the “So You Want to Start A Student Group” Packet.
  5. Fill in all of the information about the student group that you want to start on the “UNCG Student Group Recognition Application Form” contained in the “So You Want to Start A Student Group” Packet.  This information can also be submitted through the online form on Community (you will need to sign in to Community using your ISpartan username/password to access the form)
  6. Submit your Paperwork by hand or through the online submission process to the CAP office for approval.  The approval process may take up to 4 weeks, though we endeavor to complete approval as soon as possible.
  7. Meet with the Assistant Director for Programs after your paperwork has been approved
  8. All sports groups must be affiliated with the Club Sports Council and meet with the Assistant Director for Intramurals and Club Sports in the Department of Campus Recreation
  9. All social Greek-letter groups must be meet the criteria for establishing those groups (see page 15 of this packet)

Recognition Timeline for Student Groups – Spring 2014

  • Spring Break Ends – Monday March 17th
  • End Of Year Survey Out – Monday March 24th
  • Last Day for Event Contracts – Tuesday April 1st
  • Last Logistics Meeting – Monday April 7th
  • Deactivate Groups – Tuesday April 8th
  • Registration Meetings – Tuesday April 8th – Friday April 11th
  • Last Day of Spring Semester – Tuesday April 29
  • Advisor Social – Friday May 2nd

Maintain Your Registered & Recognized Student Groups Status

There are three degrees of Recognition for Student Groups.

  • McIver
  • Send representative to ONE Registration Kick Off meeting in the fall semester.
  • Submit Annual Registration Form via COMMUNITY by stated deadline (due mid-September)
  • Maintain accurate roster including officers/leadership positions on Community—MUST HAVE FIVE MEMBERS
  • Spartan
  • Complete all components of McIver
  • Attend Leadership Academy in the Fall; attend the Emerging Leaders Conference in the Spring
  • Complete 2 Educational Pro- grams each semester—AT LEAST ONE will be presented by Spartans Leading Spartans (SLS) – (bring SLS to group OR attend Operation U-Lead workshop)
  • Organization engages in 1 com- munity service project each semester (50% of your membership must be involved in project)
  • Minerva
  • Complete all components of McIver
  • Attend Leadership Academy in the Fall; attend the Emerging Leaders Conference in the Spring
  • Complete 4 Educational Programs each semester—AT LEAST TWO will be presented by Spartans Leading Spartans (SLS) – (bring SLS to group OR attend Operation U-Lead workshops)
  • Average group GPA is 2.5
  • Organization engages in 2 community service projects each semester (50% of your membership must be involved in project)
  • Maintain full time, on-campus advisor
  • Head Officers must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Submit the End of Semester Survey (ESS) on the last day of class each semester

Note:

  • GPA will be checked for those groups up for “Minerva” categorization
  • All head officers GPA will be checked after each semester
  • When a group does not achieve McIver, the group will not be registered and therefore not recognized at UNCG for the rest of the academic year
  • If a group is appealing the decision —they remain registered and recognized until decision is made 
  • All classifications will be published (website, Excellence Banquet, Carolinian, etc) throughout the year.
  • Each semester—groups will be selected at random to “audit” educational programs and community service projects/hours

All groups must achieve and maintain McIver in order to be a registered student group at UNCG. Groups must be registered in order to be a Recognized Student Group at UNCG. Classifications are tracked and evaluated at the end of EACH semester. All groups who wish to hold office space must complete and maintain Spartan Classification to be eligible to apply for office space (must have office space to receive key card access.)