STUDENT LIFE COORDINATOR
Office of Student Life & Development
Starting a Club
Any student at City Tech is welcome to start a club. Below is the simple process:
- Step 1 — Gather! Identify four student officers, have at least fifteen people interested in membership and identify a club advisor (a City Tech staff/faculty member).
- Step 2 — Paperwork! Once officers, members and advisor(s) have been identified, the corresponding documents must be completed and submitted. These can be found online and can be submitted via email or in-person at room G-516.
- Step 3 — Constitution! A club constitution must be
submitted. The constitution may state basic information about the club, including the
purpose and governing structure, officers' functions, and club bylaws. A sample
is available online, under forms.
- Step 4 — Certification! Once all the submitted documentation has been approved, the club will be certified as a City Tech student club. Once recognized as a student organization at City Tech, clubs are allowed to meet on campus (when possible), as well as use allocated City Tech resources.
Eligibility to Join Clubs and Student Organizations
- Students must be enrolled in New York City College of Technology as either full-time or part-time for the current academic year.
- Students must be in good academic standing at the college to be eligible to join a club/student organization.
- Students must be in matriculated status to be eligible to join clubs or student organizations.
To find and join a club and/or student organizations that you might be interested in, click here
How to Start a Club/Organization
The club certification process for new organizations can be completed in person or online. All documentation is to be submitted via email to the Club Coordinator or at G-516.
The steps in the process are as follows:
- Create a name for your club and think about the category it will fit into. There are two categories: Academic & Professional Clubs or Special Interests Clubs.
- Identify the club's officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Remember, a minimum of 15 members are required to form or re-certify a club.
- Select a faculty or staff person to be the club/organization's advisor. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member or administrative employee of the college.
- Complete a Club Signature Authorization Card, which requires the CUNYfirst ID number, City Tech email, and full name of the club's President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Club Faculty Advisor. (You can submit a hard copy to the office)
- Start recruiting your 15 members!
- A Membership Roster must be submitted with the information of your
faculty advisor, and 15 student members.
- Create a Club Constitution this is a document that your club shall follow
- Name of Organization
- Purpose and Objectives
- Qualifications of Members
- Officers and Committees
- Termination of Membership, Resignation, and Non-active members
- All club officers must complete the Sexual Harassment, Gender-Based Harassment and Sexual Violence Curriculum and faculty advisors must submit a Title IX Club Advisors Acknowledgment. All certifications from each club officer along with the Club Advisor Acknowledgment must be sent via email to the Club Coordinator Sabrina Santos at Sabrina.Santos27@citytech.cuny.edu.
- Now you can create your club page on Presence for approval. CLICK HERE TO START.
- Provide Club Name
- Welcome Message and Mission Statement
- Category Select "CLUBS"
- Meeting Location and Time
- On Campus or Virtual provide the appropriate rooms or links.
- Promo Video
- Contact Information
- Club President and Advisor
- Cover Image/Logo
- Social Media Handle
- Roster - Provide only members information.
A step-by-step guide on how to create a club page can be found here.
- Once you have submitted all documentation via email or in person, wait to be notified by the club coordinator from Student Life & Development about the status of your Club Authorization Card, Membership Roster, Constitution, Title IX certification, and club page approval.
- Review and familiarize yourself with the Student Organization Resource Manual.
- If you encounter any issues or have questions, please contact Sabrina Santos, the Club Coordinator at Sabrina.Santos27@citytech.cuny.edu. The deadline date is established each academic year. Your organization must comply with the deadline to receive full consideration of services and funding.