STUDENT CLUB RECERTIFICATION
PACKET
FOR ESTABLISHED/RETURNING CLUBS
CAMPUS LIFE OFFICE
Room M-115
campuslife@lagcc.cuny.edu
(718) 482-5190
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Campus Life
Who We Are Page 3
Our Mission Page 3
Section 2: Clubs & Organizations Certification
Overview Page 4
Re-Certification Process for Established & Returning Clubs Page 4
Section 3: Recertification Documents
Recertification Cover Page Page 5
Mentor Agreement Page 6
Club Officers Election Certification Form Page 7
Club/Organization Certification Roster Pages 8 9
Club Constitution Template Pages 10 14
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CAMPUS LIFE
WHO WE ARE
The Office of Campus Life at LaGuardia Community College oversees student clubs and organizations,
including the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Advisory Council (SAC). Campus Life
also oversees mentoring programs the Black Male Empowerment Cooperative (BMEC) and Crear Futuros, as
well as, student leadership development programs and initiatives, New Student Orientation (My First Day), and
Commencement.
Location(s):
M-115 Main Suite
M-112 Crear Futuros
M-114 BMEC
Hours:
Mondays Thursdays 9:00AM 6:00PM
Fridays 9:00AM 5:00PM
*Spring II & Fall II hours may vary*
Telephone:
(718) 482-5190
Email:
campuslife@lagcc.cuny.edu
Fax:
(718) 609-2096
MISSION
The mission of Campus Life is to empower students by providing programs and services that strengthen and
encourage self-advocacy, analytical thinking and a commitment to social responsibility. We are committed to
developing training that enhances the student experience and builds a vibrant community.
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OVERVIEW
In order to be recognized and function on campus, student clubs and organizations must go through the
certification or re-certification process with the Office of Campus Life at the beginning of the Fall 1
semester. Clubs submit election notification forms at the end of the Fall 1 semester or at the start of the
Spring 1 semester to the Office of Campus Life to indicate any changes in leadership and/or any additions to
their club rosters.
Clubs & organizations at LaGuardia Community College must be formally chartered by the Student
Government Association (SGA) to be eligible to use Student Activity Fee funds and have club budgets.
Any student interested in recertifying an established/returning organization will need to complete pages 5-14
of this packet and submit the completed forms via email to the Campus Life Specialist for Clubs &
Organizations, Dannery Minaya, at dminaya@lagcc.cuny.edu or drop off at the Campus Life front desk in room
M-115.
CERTIFICATION PROCESS
The club certification process consists of a series of steps that need to be completed by student organizations
in order to be officially recognized by the Office of Campus Life and be able to effectively operate on campus.
In addition to submitting a completed recertification packet, the Office of Campus Life requires that club
Presidents and Treasurers attend a Club Officers/SAC Leadership Training Workshop. See
Recertification steps below:
RE-CERTIFICATION STEPS FOR ESTABLISHED/RETURNING CLUBS
1. Fill out a Club Recertification Packet for Established/Returning Clubs.
2. Update all Executive Board members’ contact information (see Club Officers Election Certification
form) and the Mentor Agreement (pages 6-7).
3. Conduct elections for an Executive Board: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Please note E-Board members can only serve for a maximum of 2 terms (2 full semesters, unless
approved otherwise by the Office of Campus Life). Elections must be overseen by Club Mentors in
order to be certified as valid (page 7).
4. Submit additionally recruited students’ contact information (see Club/Organization Certification
Roster) (pages 8-9).
5. Submit club’s Constitution, include club’s mission statement, E-Board signatures, and Mentor’s
signature (pages 10 & 14).
6. Club President and Treasurer must attend a Club Officers/SAC Leadership Training Workshop.
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Campus Life / Division of Student Affairs
Established/Returning Clubs ONLY
1. Fill out a Club Recertification Packet for Established/Returning Clubs.
2. Update all Executive Board members’ contact information and the Mentor Agreement.
3. Conduct elections for an Executive Board.
4. Submit additionally recruited students’ contact information.
5. Submit club’s Constitution.
6. Club President and Treasurer must attend a Club Officers/SAC Leadership Training
Workshop.
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY: CLUB ROOM & NOTES: PLACE DATE STAMP HERE
BELOW
RECEIVED BY: ______________________________
CAMPUS LIFE STAFF
______________________________
PRINT FULL NAME
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Campus Life / Division of Student Affairs
MENTOR AGREEMENT
I have read and understand the policies and procedures for the establishment, chartering, and functioning of a
student club within LaGuardia Community College. I agree to fulfill the responsibilities of a Club Mentor, as outlined
by the Office of Campus Life. By accepting the designation of mentor, I understand that I am expected to:
Mentor the _____________________________Club's Officers and Members in the development, planning
and operations of the organization, with attention to the holistic development of each student.
To actively participate in mentor orientation (training) efforts, including networking with other mentors and
encouraging positive inter-club communication, interaction, cooperation and support. Demonstrate an
understanding of the critical role that mentoring has in the success and overall development of our students
and their effective functioning in a multi-cultural society.
Be knowledgeable about all Campus Life policies and procedures pertaining to student clubs and
organizations, as well as, general University policies and procedures found in the LaGuardia Community
College Student Handbook.
Provide advisement on College mission and Campus Life policies and procedures as they are made
available to me by the Office of Campus Life. Provide for faculty/staff coverage at club functions on and off
campus (this applies to special club meetings but is not applicable to general meetings). To be present,
monitor, and certify the election of club officers for the year and to supervise club certification
documentation.
To be proactive in relevant communications and interactions with the students. To assist the students in
recognizing the importance of a developmental perspective while planning events and activities in their
clubs.
To encourage learning/skill building experiences for students, through specially chosen and well-developed
events. To assist students in identifying and making use of resources available to the College and the clubs,
as made known through the Office of Campus Life.
To keep abreast of changes in procedures and work with the club leaders to ensure adherence to
established College processes, as they are made known to me through the Office of Campus Life.
To review student requests for space and funding allocations culminating in approval for the next step in the
budget and event requests process. To meet with College officials, when needed, to mediate, advice, and
assist the Campus Life designee with student challenges as they impact clubs functioning and College
events and programs.
To prepare a report at the end of each semester or academic year, outlining the club’s accomplishments.
The final report should also include recommendations, and suggestions for further development and
enhancements, as well as suggested future plans for the mentor role.
MENTOR NAME: _______________________________________DEPARTMENT: ______________________________
PLEASE PRINT NAME
MENTOR SIGNATURE: ______________________________EMAIL & EXTENSION ____________________________
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CLUB OFFICERS ELECTION CERTIFICATION
I, _________________________________, am the mentor to _______________________________________.
PRINT MENTOR’S NAME PRINT FULL CLUB’S NAME
On ______________________the club/organization held its meeting for the election of
DATE OF ELECTION
Club Officers written below. I was in attendance and the following people were voted in by a majority of
the membership present as the newly elected executive board. (Please provide all requested
information below)
OFFICER
FULL NAME
EMPL ID
PHONE NUMBER
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
By signing this notification, I certify that the election took place and that the above named students
were duly elected as the members of the executive board. I further certify that each of the above
named students meet the minimum required 2.0 G.P.A for club executive officers (Mentors
are responsible for checking all executive board members’ GPA’s in order to determine their
eligibility to hold the positions).
___________________________________
Signature(s) of Club Mentor(s)
___________________________________
Signature of Club President
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Campus Life Office / Division of Student Affairs
CLUB/ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATION ROSTER
1. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
2. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
3. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
4. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
5. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
6. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
7. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
8. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
9. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
10. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
11. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
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12. PRINT NAME____________________________________________ EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________ Email: ________________________________
13. PRINT NAME____________________________________________
EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________
Email: ________________________________
14. PRINT NAME____________________________________________
EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________
Email: ________________________________
15. PRINT NAME____________________________________________
EMPL ID.______________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________
Email: ________________________________
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CONSTITUTION OF
REPLACE WITH NAME OF ORGANIZATION
AT LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE
CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
ARTICLE I NAME (Required)
The official name of this organization shall be Replace with name of Organization at LaGuardia
Community College. Hereinafter referred to as (insert shortened name, acronym if applicable).No
other name will be used in the advertisement or representation of the organization.
Affiliation: [Required only if your group is a local chapter that has a regional, national and/or
international structure]
Identify, if any, affiliations with a regional, national and/or international structure and specify what
the relationship is.
List names, address, phone number and e-mail addresses of parent or affiliated organization at the
regional or national level.
Charter of the affiliated outside group or fraternal ties that are to exist must accompany this
constitution.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE (Required)
The purpose of this organization shall be …
Replace with Organization's purpose:
Reminder: The purpose and function shall not duplicate that of any other existing organization at
LaGuardia Community College.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP (Required)
Section 1 Qualifications
A. All members must be matriculated students of LaGuardia Community College and must subscribe to or
be interested in the purpose of the organization.
B. No person shall be denied membership or office because of national or ethnic origin, race,
color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, political or religious beliefs,
disability, veteran or marital status.
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ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS/ELECTIONS/REMOVAL OF AN OFFICER (Required)
Section 1 Officers
All officers of this organization must be matriculated, degree seeking students of LaGuardia Community
College, have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and must be registered for at least one course
for the term during which they are to serve.
Note: No one can serve as the President of one organization while simultaneously serving as
Treasurer of another, nor can anyone serve as President or Treasurer of more than one
organization.
A. There shall be a President who shall …
i) Preside at all meetings of the club.
ii) Call special meetings of the club.
iii) Prepares and files any report required.
iv) Create and distribute agendas for each meeting of the organization.
v) Represent the club at official functions.
vi) Maintain contact with club Mentor(s) and Campus Life Specialist for Clubs/Orgs.
vii) Remain fair and impartial during organization decision making processes.
B. There shall be a Vice-President who shall...
i) Assume the duties of the President as needed.
ii) Serve as an ex-officio member of standing committees.
iii) Coordinate organizational recruitment efforts.
iv) Represent organization at official functions.
v) Coordinate organization election in liaison with club mentor.
vi) Remain fair and impartial during organizational decision making processes.
C. There shall be a Secretary who shall …
i) Keep a record of all members and events of the organization.
ii) Keep and distribute minutes of each meeting of the organization.
iii) Notify all members of meetings.
iv) Prepare organization's calendar of events.
v) Represent organization at official functions.
vi) Remain fair and impartial during organization decision making process.
D. There shall be a Treasurer who shall …
i) Keep all financial records of the organization.
ii) Prepare budget proposals/appeals and other budget-related forms to be submitted to SAC and/or
SGA.
iii) Create and maintain internal budget management systems.
iv) Advise club members on financial matters (vendors list, purchasing procedures).
v) Represent their organization at biweekly Student Advisory Council (SAC) meetings.
vi) Represent organization at official functions.
vii) Remain fair and impartial during organization decision making processes.
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Section 2 Elections
A. All officers shall serve [one term, one year] and maybe re-elected for [one] additional term.
B. General elections & Election Process:
i) Shall be held once a semester.
ii) The candidates shall campaign.
iii) The candidates shall have an opportunity one (1) week prior to voting to present a speech to the
general membership and have a question and answer session as outlined by the current
executive board.
iv) Candidates win by majority vote.
C. Special elections:
i) Shall be called by the President of the club who must notify their Club Mentor.
ii) The candidate shall win by a majority vote.
Section 3 Removal of an Officer
A. A win two-thirds majority vote of the active voting membership is required for the impeachment
proceedings to be activated. Club Mentors must be notified in advance to participate.
B. The officer in question must be notified of the charges in writing.
C. A special meeting must be set up to discuss the charges; all parties must be allowed to respond.
D. Should a decision be made, a win two-thirds majority vote of the active voting membership will result in
the removal of the officer to be impeached.
E. Determine how a replacement will be selected and when the new person takes office.
F. A copy of the typed minutes from both, the meeting when the impeachment proceeding was enacted,
and the meeting when the voting for removal in order for the officer to be impeached must be submitted
to the Office of Campus Life.
ARTICLE V - EXECUTIVE BOARD (Required)
Section 1 -The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers of the organization.
Section 2 - The Executive Board shall formulate the agenda, take emergency action, and have general
management of the student organization in the absence of the full membership.
Section 3 -The Vice-President shall assume the duties of any vacant office until a special election is held.
If more than one office is vacant, they shall be filled by presidential appointment until a special election is
held.
Section 5 The Executive Board shall attend functions as required by the LaGuardia Community College
Office of Campus Life.
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Section 6 - The Executive Board shall know the Fiscal Guidelines for Expenditure of Student Activity Fees
as established by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York & by the LaGuardia Community
College Association, Inc.
ARTICLE VI Faculty/Staff Mentor (Required)
Section 1 The Executive Board must choose a Faculty/Staff Mentor at LaGuardia Community College
ARTICLE VII MEETINGS (Required)
Section 1 - This organization shall hold regular meetings…
Replace with meeting frequency:
Section 2 -A quorum consisting of two officers plus a majority of duly registered members is necessary for
the transaction of any business.
Section 3 -The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order - Newly Revised shall govern this organization
in all cases in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution and the by-laws of this organization.
ARTICLE VIII AMENDMENTS (Required)
Section 1 -Amendments to this constitution shall be introduced from the floor and submitted to the
Secretary in writing at a regular business meeting. Amendments shall be voted upon at the next meeting of
the organization.
Section 2 -The entire membership shall be notified in writing at least seven (7) days prior to a vote on the
proposed amendment.
Section 3 A win two-thirds majority vote of the voting membership present shall be necessary for the
passage of an amendment.
Section 4 A copy of the typed minutes from the meeting when the amendment was passed to prove that
this amendment was adopted must be submitted to the Office of Campus Life with the revised constitution
of the organization.
ARTICLE IX DISSOLUTION (Required)
In the event of the dissolution of this group, all accrued funds and assets shall revert to the LaGuardia
Community College Association, Inc.
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BYLAWS (Optional)
Standing Committees of the organization, structures/purposes of the committees…
Amendments to the Bylaws shall be introduced from the floor and submitted to the Secretary in writing
at a regular business meeting. Amendments shall be voted upon at the next meeting of the
organization.
The entire membership shall be notified in writing at least seven (7) days prior to a vote on the
proposed amendment.
A win two-thirds majority vote of the active voting membership is required for the passage of an
amendment.
ENACTMENT OF CONSTITUTION: (Required)
This constitution is now enacted on this Day of
Select Month
, 20
Signed by:
President: _________________________________________
Vice-President: ______________________________________
Secretary: _________________________________________
Treasurer: _________________________________________
Club Mentor: _________________________________________
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