Establishing New Student Groups and Organizations
River Parishes Community College encourages students to form groups and organizations for the benefit of the
student body, the college, and the community. There are no limitations on the size of a group or
organization; however, there must be at least ten (10) prospective members in order to form a club or
organization. All registered groups and organizations must abide by the rules and regulations outlined in this
document and in the RPCC Student Handbook. In addition, all groups’ and organizations’ purposes must
align with the College’s mission and goals.
In support of Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy #2.005, Student Organizations,
activities of student organizations which are incompatible with this purpose are prohibited.
According to Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy #2.005, Student Organizations are
classified as follows: Honor, Leadership and Recognition Societies; Political Organizations; Governmental
Organizations; Divisional Organizations; and Specialty Organizations.
Who Can Propose a Group or Organization
Any students who wish to organize a group or organization may do so, provided that they follow the necessary
steps. The group or organization must have an advisor and at least ten (10) prospective members to apply
for registration. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chief Student Affairs Officer prior to submitting
any registration paperwork in order to discuss their ideas and plans regarding the potential group or
An advisor must be selected to work with each group and organization. When choosing an advisor,
remember that the individual will be volunteering his/her time. It is best to select a faculty or staff member who
has expressed an interest in the group or organization and who will be willing to help reach the goals
established by the organization.
Any River Parishes Community College student may participate in any group(s) of his/her choice, provided that
he/she meets the requirements of the group(s) of interest. It is assumed that extracurricular activities will not
take priority over academic pursuits. It is strongly recommended that students having academic difficulty curtail
group and organization activity. Groups and organizations are prohibited from discriminating or refusing
membership on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, religion, political beliefs, or marital status.
How to Propose a Group or Organization
Once a potential group or organization has established goals and has discussed them with the chosen advisor,
the group or organization must submit the following paperwork (all forms are included in Appendix A) to
the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs:
• New Student Group or Organization Registration Request (Form A)
• Student Group or Organization Roster Registration (Form B)