Club leaders have an important role on campus and navigating the process for operating the club can be equally rewarding and challenging. This site is your one-stop location for information you need to be successful as a club leader.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Debi Kee, Associate Director of Student Life/Activities.
Reserving a meeting room
Student groups request a permanent meeting room as part of the Club Chartering and Recognition process. To change your room or confirm the room you have been assigned, please contact the Office of Student Life. Space is available in most academic buildings during Club Hours. Club Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30pm - 4:25pm.
Temporary meeting space for chartering groups will be assigned for organizational meetings. Stop by the Office of Student Life Involvement Center (1C-212B) and ask the Office Assistant for a temporary meeting space. A classroom will be reserved for your group for a particular club hour. If you need to meet more than once before you are officially able to charter and be recognized you will need to reserve a temporary space again. Chartering groups will be limited to two meetings prior to submitting chartering paperwork, unless special permission is granted by the Associate Director of Student Life/Activities.
Student groups are responsible for re-setting the furniture and throwing away any trash following the conclusion of their meeting.
Student leaders are encouraged to establish an agenda for their group meetings and all groups are required to take minutes of the meeting. For guidelines on how to create an agenda and the format of minutes, see the Sample Agenda.
All student groups must submit the Student Event Request Form to sponsor an event at CSI. Student groups file event request forms through their group page on CSI CONNECT, for more information on the process for filing an event request through CSI CONNECT, please go to the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center (1C), room 201, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 718.982.2816.
Your request will be reviewed by the Office of Student Life. Upon review, an organization representative may be asked to set up a meeting with the Associate Director of Student Life/Activities to review the event submission. In addition, the facility will be placed on hold and the request will be forwarded to the Director of Student Life for review and approval.
The Director of Student Life must approve all student event proposals. The Director of Student Life will approve, ask for additional information or not approve the event with explanation. The result of this approval will be discussed with the club at their meeting with the Associate Director of Student Life/Activities.
Club Re-Registration Process
Clubs must get recognized by the College annually. The annual re-registration process begins in mid-April and closes in early October. Contact the Office of Student Life for information on the process for re-registering your student group.
Budget Request Form
Budget requests and budget modifications need to be processed through Student Government. Forms are available through your clubs group page on CSI Connect - under Finance. You must be a recognized officer of the club to have access to the Finance features. Remember budget modifications can only be submitted once per month and a print out of your budget must be attached. You can get a print out from the CSI Association, Inc, Campus Center (1C), room 202.