Student Organizations

Student Organizations are a vital part of the University of Maine campus. Student Government provides assistance and resources to all recognized organizations, and encourages the active participation and involvement of undergraduate students.

The Vice President of Student Organizations is Emmeline Willey, and she is always happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact her via email at emmeline.willey@maine.edu, or stop by Room 156 in the back of the Wade Center.

 

Resources for Student Organizations

Affiliation and Preliminary Recognition

Affiliated Student Organization: A student organization with at least five undergraduate members and is affiliated with the University of Maine’s Division of Student Life. This type of organization has access to privileges such as utilizing campus facilities, Center for Student Involvement services, such as assistance with advertising, event planning and equipment needs and participation in student organization fairs and programming.


Recognized Student Organization: A student organization with at least ten undergraduate student members and already has the affiliated status. In addition to all affiliated status privileges, a recognized student organization is also affiliated with the University of Maine Student Government, Inc. (UMSG) and has the ability to apply for funding and utilize all UMSG resources as well.
  

Organization Updates:

  1. Organization Update Form (Electronic Submission to the University of Maine Division of Student Life and the University of Maine Student Government Inc (UMSG) )
    1. This is required within two weeks of an officer or advisor change, and annually by the second week of October, in order for a club to remain active.
  2. Update and submit the Model Bylaws
  3. Complete the Student Org Fiscal Sponsorship Form for your student organization
  4. Complete the Student Org Covid-19 Acknowledgement Form for EACH member of your organization
    1. Please submit all current members’ forms together. As members join, forms may be submitted individually throughout the semester.

Steps to Preliminary Recognition

  1. Complete the Preliminary Recognition application
  2. Complete the University Relationship Agreement
    1. Collect all signatures. Director of SOLD is now the Coordinator for Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement (Heather Hogan, 145 Memorial Union)
  3. Complete the Model Bylaws for your student organization
  4. Complete the Student Org Fiscal Sponsorship Form for your student organization
  5. Complete the Student Org Covid-19 Acknowledgement Form for EACH member of your organization
  6. Interview with the Student Organization Committee (SOC)
  7. Present to the General Student Senate (GSS)
  8. If Preliminary Recognition is approved by the GSS, you must remain in preliminary status for 15 academic weeks before applying for Final Recognition

Steps to Final Recognition (After your have been in Preliminary Recognition status for at least 15 academic weeks.

  1. Complete the Final Recognition application
  2. Update the Model Bylaws for your student organization, if needed
  3. Make sure you have completed the Student Org Covid-19 Acknowledgement Form for EACH member of your organization
  4. Interview with the Student Organization Committee (SOC)
  5. Present to the General Student Senate (GSS)
  6. Please remember to update your organizational information within two weeks of change of officers or by the second week in October of every year. If you have been approved for Final Recognition you may now request funding from our Financial Affairs Office.

**All forms may be submitted virtually, via Google Drive, emailed as PDFs, scans, or photographs to emmeline.willey@maine.edu, or physical copies may be dropped at her office in Room 156 in the back of the Wade Center in Memorial Union**

Contact Us

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Email us: UMSG@maine.edu