Organization Category Definitions
Academic/Professional: These organizations are focused on students in a particular discipline. Emphasis is on the knowledge, skills, and experience related to a particular field of study.
Media and Publications: These organizations provide media/publication services for and about the university and campus.
Cultural/Intercultural/Identity Based: These organizations are centered around the appreciation of a specific culture, race, ethnic group, or identity. They allow members to meet people with similar characteristics and may provide education to the community about their focus.
Fee-Based: These organizations are supported by the Student Activities Fee. *Due to the nature of groups student organizations cannot charter under this category without a pre-approved fee from the Board of Governors.
Arts and Entertainment: These organizations create an outlet for creativity and allow students to show off their aesthetic appeal.
Political and Activism: These organizations represent student interests in various political ideologies and activist causes.
Fraternity/Sorority Life: These organizations are social organizations that are affiliated with Panhellenic Council, National Pan-hellenic Council, or Interfraternity Council. *Organizations must go through extension procedures via Union and Involvement Services.
Health and Wellness: These organizations promote healthy habits and work toward creating a desire to maintain a healthy life in society.
Honorary: These organizations provide recognition to students who have met certain eligible requirements, which may include: GPA, leadership, academic program, etc.
Recreational/Sports: These organizations consist of members or teams who compete with each other and with other universities, and have some physical component.
Spiritual/Faith-Based: These organizations relate to particular religions or faiths.
Service: These organizations focus on providing service to the campus and community.
Social: These organizations strive to provide students with a social community or network.
Environmental/Sustainability: These organizations promote participation of students in learning about and working toward the conservation and sustainability of the environment, as well as enjoying the outdoors.
Special Interest: These organizations revolve around a particular activity or thought.