Creating a New Student Organization
New student organizations are always welcomed. To receive funding from the Student Bar Association and to use law school facilities, a student organization must be formally recognized. The requirements for recognition are few, and the process is easy:
- Schedule a meeting with Dean Staci Rucker to discuss strategy (e.g., how to publicize your new organization, how to find an advisor, etc.). To schedule an appointment with Dean Rucker, call 937-229-4734 or email Janice Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Solicit members. There is no minimum number required.
- Find a faculty advisor.
- Draft a constitution. (Dean Shaw’s office has many constitutions on file that may be used as models.)
- Elect officers.
- Set and collect dues.
- Schedule a follow-up meeting with Dean Rucker to confirm the organization’s status, obtain space in the student organization suite, etc.