Chartering a New Organization

Chartering a New Organization

Starting a new student organization at OTC is a very manageable process.  The Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution outlines the process and the SGA is available to assist organizations through the steps.  Once a new student organization completes the process and is approved by the SGA the recommendation is sent to the College President for final authorization.  No organization will receive official recognition if they restrict membership because of age, sex, race, creed, veteran status, disability, medical condition, or religious beliefs, or any other category protected by federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
  

New Organization - To become an officially recognized organization, the president and advisor of the organization must request to be placed on the agenda of any regular Student Government Association meeting. A presentation should be made indicating the intent of the organization. A copy of the constitution and/or bylaws, along with a list of officers shall be presented to the Student Government Association.  Voting to recommend the official recognition of the organization will be held at the next regular meeting of the Student Government Association, at which a student member of the organization must be present.  

Re-recognition - An organization is required to be re-recognized and have a representative present at eight (8) of the regular Student Government Association meetings per semester.  Additionally, the organization is also required to have their President or an appointee thereof serve on the Student Election Commission in order to retain official OTC recognition and with that, the ability to be allocated Student Government Association funds.