Recognized Student Organizations
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Each student group desiring to be a Fort Hays State University (FHSU) organization must be registered by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and also to the Student Organizations Committee (SOC). The following information must be submitted before a student organization can be reviewed for registration. 

1. Inquire in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) about the possibility and advisability of establishing a new organization.

2. Secure from the CSI the guidelines and policies for student organizations and create your organization on Tiger[Link]. You will be prompted to log-in using your FHSU Tiger Tracks  username and password. Then, enter your first name, last name and FHSU email address. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to create your organization

3. Secure a member of the FHSU faculty or staff who will serve as advisor to the organization.

4. Hold an interest meeting to attract students who might join the organization.

5. Submit an Application for Registration to the CSI that includes the following information:

  • Name of the organization.
  • A minimum of two (2) officers (President, Treasurer). Officers must be FHSU enrolled students and meet the 2.0 cumulative GPA requirement each semester -- include current address, phone number, and FHSU ID number.
  • Formulate a constitution and by-laws under which the organization will operate. The proposed statement and constitution should be approved by a majority of the organization’s chartering members.
  • Location of funds (FHSU). 
  • Name of faculty/staff advisor.
  • Approval from the president, treasurer and the faculty or staff sponsor(s).
  • Agreement by the president of the non-discrimination statement.

6. Submit an alphabetized membership list of all the organization’s members. To be a recognized student organization, the organization should be comprised of at least five (5) currently enrolled FHSU students (of which include the two officers) who wish to be members in the organization. 80% of the membership or more must be enrolled full-time FHSU students.

7. It is expected that each organization complete a minimum of 20 hours of campus/community service per year. Hours are reported to Tigers In Service (TIS) housed in the Center for Civic Leadership.


Applications for registration for the academic year will not be accepted after the Friday of final week of the Fall semester. 

NOTE: The CSI must be presented with:

 • A completed Student Organization Application for Registration.

 • A copy of the organization’s constitution and by-laws.

 • An official list of members with the required information as outlined above. 

All registered student organizations are expected to comply with the policies of the CSI and Student Organizations Committee and those of the University 

Questions about the procedures for recognition of student organizations should be directed to any staff member of the Center for Student Involvement, or send your questions to SOC chair Jacob Ternes

Student Organization Handbook 
Helpful Guidelines 
CSI Policies 
Workshops, Training & Tips