Student Organization Recognition
Recognition is the process through which a student organization receives “active” status within the Office of Student Life and the University. Recognition is a privilege given to student organizations that successfully complete the registration process and comply with University guidelines at all times. The Office of Student Life will review all applications and determine recognition.
Organizations apply to be recognized annually during the Fall term.
Each organization must have and maintain a minimum of four (4) currently enrolled BSU full-time students at all times, in order to be considered “active.” Organizations that fall below the minimum of four (4) members will be considered “inactive” and will lose all programming and funding privileges.
Registration of student organizations shall not be construed as agreement, support or approval by the University, but only as recognition of the rights of the organization to exist at the University, subject to the conditions established herein.
No organization shall obtain or maintain registration that discriminates on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, or veteran status with respect to its membership, programming or operations.
Every student organization is bound to all rules of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State University, Bowie State University’s Office of Public Safety, City of Bowie, Prince George’s County, and the State of Maryland including, but not limited to, the Maryland State Penal Law, the Maryland State Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Alcohol Beverage Control Laws, and applicable Federal Laws.
Spring 2021 procedures will be available November 1, 2020