All student organizations who wish to be recognized and receive funding through the Undergraduate Student Government Association must go through the formal recognition process.
Current Student Organizations: Each current organization must fill out Re-Recognition Packet within the first three weeks of every fall semester. Each organization to hand in the required paperwork will receive $150.00 in funding. One member for each organization is required to attend a two hour training on budgeting and planning the week following the re-recognition paperwork deadline. Failure to attend this training will result in a 25% budget cut to your organization.
Any current organization that does not fill out the required forms in this time frame will not be publicized on the university website, nor are they eligible to receive student government funding or form a university agency account.
Starting New Student Organizations: Organizations can be started at any time throughout the academic year. Leaders must first set up a meeting with the Student Activities Graduate Assistant and fill out the New Club Registration Packet. Each newly found organization will receive $50.00 in start-up funding for the first academic year they are in existence. After the first academic year they then must re-recognize as a returning student organization and then are eligible for returning organization funding.
Additional Funding: Organizations are able to request additional funding for programs, conferences, and events through the Student Government Association. All funding requests must be submitted through the Additional Funding Allocations form. Paperwork must be submitted to the Head of Senate at least three weeks prior to when funding is needed. The request will be reviewed by the Student Government Executive Cabinet and funding decisions will be given within a week of the funding request.
A current listing of all clubs and organizations can be found on the Student Activities website.
The Campus Choir is a large town and gown (community and University) organization of approximately 80 members. Marywood students may join without an audition, but should have previous choral experience. In the fall, the choir prepares for its famous annual Christmas Concert and, in the spring, a major works performance is scheduled including soloists and orchestra.
The Chamber Singers is a 12-voice ensemble selected by audition during the first week of classes each fall. Students are selected on the basis of their vocal and sight-reading skills. The group performs both on and off campus. Major activities include the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Festival in October, a candlelight Christmas concert in December, a short spring tour, and the annual Rotunda Rug Concert in late spring.
One local sorority (Zeta Phi Delta) was founded and recognized as a student organization in the 2001 Spring Semester. The Undergraduate Student Government Association recognizes this organization, but does not provide them with financial support. This sorority was founded based on the belief that there are great advantages for younger women to uphold a sisterhood of women who appreciate friendship, promote loyalty and service, build character, and enhance the members' total education. Mu Sigma Pi a local fraternity, men that come together from diverse backgrounds to form a strong brotherhood and sense of unity, was formed in the 2013 Spring Semester.