For questions, please check the categorization breakdown page or email UCS_SA@brown.edu

IMPORTANT: Groups must wait one full semester of being in effect before moving to the next category. For example, if a group applied for categorization as a category I group in Fall 2016 semester, the group’s CAT I status takes effect in the following Spring 2017 semester. Therefore, the group is eligible to apply for re-categorization of CAT II status in Fall 2017 semester. Please make sure your group has fulfilled the eligible time requirement.

Step 1.  Log-in to BearSync and navigate to your organization's portal (click "My Memberships" and select your group's page). Note: The re-categorization form is different from the new student group form.

Step 2. Click on the "Forms" tab in the horizontal menu bar.

Step 3. Collect member signatures. Please include each member’s full name, signature, class year, and email on the signature sheet

  • You’ll need at least 15 signatures for both Category II and III groups

Step 4. Update constitution with any new amendments. NOTE: To help reduce ambiguity and to extend Title IX & Protections, club constitutions must now include a member dismissal clause, an example can be found here.

Step 5. Complete and submit the Re-Categorization application: attach constitution and member signatures. Submit your application before meeting with your Student Activities representative.

Note: The BearSync application does not save your work. We suggest that you draft your answers in a separate document before submitting them to BearSync.

Step 6. Contact and meet with assigned UCS Student Activities Committee Representative: SA reps (emails below) are a resource to help you with the application process and answer any questions. Please make sure to submit your application before meeting your SA rep.

Applications are considered incomplete if the group leader does not meet with a SA rep!


2018-2019 SA Representatives

IMPORTANT: The deadline for groups to meet with their SA Reps is ONE WEEK after the application deadline, which is 11/4. Submitted applications will not be considered if the group leader does not meet with an SA Rep.

Alex Song
Student Activities Chair
alex_song@brown.edu

Morgan Awner & Sarah Wang
Academic and Professional
morgan_awner@brown.edu
sarah_wang@brown.edu

Kathryn Stack
Campus Resources and Recreational
kathryn_stack@brown.edu

Jason Carroll
Gender and Sexuality
jason_carroll@brown.edu

Jason Carroll
Political and Social Action
jason_carroll@brown.edu

Katie Barry
Residential and Greek
katherine_barry@brown.edu

Mary Stack
Arts and Performance
mary_stack@brown.edu

Cailyn Hansen
Cultural and Ethnic
cailyn_hansen@brown.edu

Mary Stack
Media and Publications
mary_stack@brown.edu

Cailyn Hansen
Religious and Spirituality
cailyn_hansen@brown.edu

Alex Song
Service
alex_song@brown.edu


Decisions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Groups will be notified of their decisions after being reviewed and approved by both the UCS Student Activities Committee and UCS General Body. This process usually takes several weeks so submit as soon as possible to hear back earlier.

Appeals

Appeals should be submitted to UCS_SA@brown.edu within 7 days of the date when the original decision is sent out. It must include a written request and reasons for the appeal. The group will have a hearing with the UCS Student Activities Committee within 14 days after the appeal is received.