Any and all Bakersfield College students have the freedom to assemble. When a group chooses to register with the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA), the student organization is extended Additional Privileges beyond the recognition of being an officially registered student organization (StudOrg).
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 StudOrg 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 StudOrg needs to register with the Office of Student Life on an annual basis as deemed by BCSGA.
The online StudOrg registration form expedites the StudOrg registration process for the convenience of the officers and advisors. The Officer that completes the StudOrg registration form will need information from all their officers and their advisor. It is preferred to complete the registration form at a regularly scheduled StudOrg meeting. The annual registration form typically opens for the next academic year by April 1 and is requested to be completed by Labor Day of the following Fall semester.
Make sure to either select or "Annual Registration" or renewal of your organization or “New StudOrg Registration” if your organization is not listed on the Recognized Student Organizations Website. You must fill in all of the required fields (marked with an asterisk (*). When the form is completed and submitted, click the “Submit” button at the end of the form, and the form will go to the Office of Student Life for review and confirmation with your named Advisor. You will receive a confirmation email when your form is submitted to the Office of Student Life. When everything is verified (typically within one to two weeks) and in compliance with the StudOrg Conditions and Procedures, all named Officers will receive an email to inform you that your StudOrg is now Officially Registered.
The Office of Student Life needs to be informed when a StudOrg elects/appoints/replaces one of the four main officers (President, Treasurer, ICC Rep, or Advisor) listed in the annual registration. If the StudOrg has not completed the Annual Registration Form for the current academic year, they must complete that form first. This form is used to modify after the annual registration information has been sent.
The Office of Student Life is committed to providing support and assistance to all registered StudOrgs registered with BCSGA. The initial step is the completion of the StudOrg Registration Process.
The following are minimum requirements for registration:
Various resources are available online and downloadable. This includes templates for agendas and minutes, sample constitutions, travel forms, and many more items. They can be used as a template that only requires a few modifications to make it specific to your organization. You can find templates and forms by going to the StudOrg Resources Website.