Letter from the president: The process of starting a new organization is simple

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Courtesy of USG

Tony Chen

During the beginning of the year, one of the questions students often ask is, “How do I make a new club?”

Baruch College has over 100 active clubs and organizations to date. From academic to professional to cultural, Baruch’s clubs cover a wide range of interests and goals.

Creating a new organization at Baruch is highly advised for students who want to explore new interests.

Take, for instance, the Bearcat Sports Business club, Baruch’s most recently chartered organization. The week before Thanksgiving, the club’s leaders presented to the Undergraduate Student Government their goal of establishing an opportunity for all students who want to get their foot in the sports business world.

After the club’s fantastic presentation, the USG Senate happily chartered them.

The process of getting chartered is simple but much preparation is needed to successfully create a club. The Informer, the guide to student life at Baruch, explains how to create a club or start a new organization in detail.

The first step is to stop by the Office of Student Life to fill out the New Student Organization Request Form, by scheduling a meeting with a Student Life advisor. This is when students explain the kind of club that they would like to establish.

Next, students will have to plan events for their potential organization. After doing so, the students will then attend a virtual interview with OSL and USG’s Clubs and Organizations Committee.

The final step is simply to prepare a presentation for the USG Senate to review so that the organization’s charter can become an official Baruch Student Organization. This process will take at least a semester to complete.

USG is always open to seeing new clubs and organizations at Baruch and are often fascinated by the many organization pitches that students have.