Bakersfield College

Student Organization Registration

Any and all Bakersfield College students have the freedom to assemble. When a group choses to register with the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association, the registered group is extended Additional Privileges beyond the recognition of being a registered organization.

StudOrg Conditions and Procedures 
It is the responsibility of the StudOrg Membership to familiarize themselves with the contents of StudOrg Conditions and Procedures. Officers and the Advisor should take responsibility to inform others in the organization about conditions and procedures affecting your group. Involvement in a registered Student Organizations gives each student the opportunity to create a holistic experience by incorporating classroom knowledge with the development of leadership skills, and engagement with the BC and Bakersfield communities. Every student organization needs to register with Office of Student Life on an annual base.

Student Organization Registration Form - FY18 Annual Registration is now Open
This online registration form can help expedite the Student Organization (StudOrg) registration process for the convenience of each StudOrgs’ officers and advisors. The Officer that completes the StudOrg registration form will need information from all officers and their advisor. It is preferred that completing the registration form occurs at a scheduled StudOrg meeting.

StudOrg Officer Update Form
This form is used when a StudOrg elects/appoints a new officer as a replacement to the officer listed in the annual registration, AFTER the StudOrg has completed its annual registration by Labor Day of each year. 

 


Starting a club is very easy, but before you get started…

The Office of Student Life is committed to providing support and assistance to all StudOrgs registered with the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA). The initial step in receiving this support is the completion of the StudOrg Registration Process.

 

Here are the 5 steps to start your new StudOrg:

  1. Find 3 students who will serve as your officers (President, Treasurer, and ICC Rep). Let us know if you have questions regarding the roles of these officers.
  2. Look for a BC employee who is willing and able to serve as your StudOrg advisor. Make sure the advisor has a vested interest in your organization. They are very important to your StudOrg operations.
  3. Download the BC StudOrg Sample Constitution and set up a meeting to start working on creating the foundation document for your organization.
  4. Complete the BC Student Organization Registration Form
  5. Plan and organize your StudOrg meetings and events... Let's have fun!

 

What are StudOrg Registration Requirements?

The following are minimum requirements for registration:

  1. Submittal of the StudOrg Registration Online Form: This includes a leadership roster of three (3) currently enrolled Bakersfield College students, willing to serve as members and representative officers of the organization. These officers must:
    1. Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00;
    2. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours each semester (Fall/Spring only); and
    3. Be in good standing with the College.
  2. Maintain a current organizational constitution on file with the Office of Student Life.
  3. Have at least one BC faculty or staff member willing to serve as an advisor.
  4. Officers and advisors must attend the trainings and workshops.

 

Need help with your StudOrg Constitution?

A sample constitution is available online and when it is downloaded, it can be used as a template that only requires a few modifications to make it specific to your organization. You can find the sample constitution by following these steps:

  1. Go online to www.bakersfieldcollege.edu
  2. click on “Student Services”
  3. Click on “Clubs & Organizations”
  4. Click on “Resources”
  5. Click on “Running an Effective Meeting”
  6. Click on “Sample BC StudOrg Constitution”

 

Where is the BC Student Organization Registration Form?

Once you have all of the basic requirements together, follow these steps to the form:

  1. Go online to www.bakersfieldcollege.edu
  2. click on “Student Services”
  3. Click on “Clubs & Organizations”
  4. Click on “Registration”
  5. Click on “BC Student Organization Registration Form”

The form will open up and allow you to fill in the required information. Make sure to select “New StudOrg Registration.” You must fill in all of the fields marked with *. When the form is filled in correctly, you can click “Submit” and the form will go to the Office of Student Life for review and confirmation with your selected advisor. You will receive a confirmation email when the form is submitted. When everything is verified and in compliance with the StudOrg Conditions and Procedures, you will receive an email to let you know that your StudOrg is registered. This process typically takes about two weeks. 

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