For questions, please check the categorization breakdown page or email studentactivities.ucs@gmail.com

Step 1. Draft group constitutionClick here for a sample constitution. The constitution should include the following:

  • Name of the organization
  • Statement of purpose: include nature of departmental, administrative, legal, religious, political, or financial affiliations without which the organization would not exist
  • Description of membership:  must include 1) verbatim the non-discrimination statement on the sample constitution, and 2) a statement requiring majority membership consisting of full-time undergraduate Brown students
  • Description of structure of leadership: officers must be currently enrolled full-time undergraduate Brown students.
  • Election of Officers (where applicable)
  • Organizational financial responsibilities
  • Description of duties of official advisor (where applicable)
  • Amendment procedure: must include verbatim the UCS amendment statement written in the above sample constitution format
  • The Category’s required number of member signatures: members must be currently enrolled full time undergraduate Brown students

Step 2. Obtain at least 10 member signatures

Please include members’ full name, class year, and email on the signature sheet

Step 3. Complete the categorization application: attach constitution and member signatures when submitting completed app. You can access the new student group categorization application by going to BearSync, clicking on "Browse Organizations" and then "Register New Organization," or you can use this link after the application opens.

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 4. Meet with assigned UCS Student Activities Committee Representative: SA reps (below) are a resource to help you with the application process and answer any questions. Please bring or email your completed application and constitution with you when meeting with your SA Rep. 


2017-2018 SA Representatives

William Zhou
Student Activities Chair
william_zhou@brown.edu

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Academic and Professional

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Campus Resources and Recreational

TBD
Gender and Sexuality

TBD
Political and Social Action

TBD
Residential and Greek

TBD
Arts and Performance

TBD
Cultural and Ethnic

TBD
Media and Publications

TBD
Religious and Spirituality

TBD
Service


Decisions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Groups will be notified their decisions after being reviewed and approved by both the UCS Student Activities Committee and UCS General Body.   

Appeals

Appeals should be submitted to studentactivities.ucs@gmail.com 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.