STATUS OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Bossier Parish Community College recognizes the importance of the “out of classroom” education that students gain by participating in student organizations such as learning and developing leadership skills, organizing and implementing events, and becoming responsible for outcomes. Below is a list of officially recognized student organizations including advisor contact information. Some student organizations, which operate on a selective basis, offer tuition waivers for special talent or services provided to the College. An asterisk (*) denotes that Student Life tuition waivers are available. For specific requirement, tryout and/or audition information, click the Student Life Tuition Waivers link, consult the organization website or contact the organization advisor listed.
Chartering a STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Individuals interested in forming a new student organization should follow the procedure outlined below:
- Complete a Student Organization Charter Application and submit it to the Office of Student Life (F-220).
- Identify students interested in joining the organization. A minimum of 10 members is required for official recognition.
- Develop a constitution and/or bylaws for the proposed student organization which should include the name and purpose of the organization, definition of membership, organization structure, regular meeting times, method of funding, etc.
- Identify a full time BPCC faculty or unclassified staff member to be the official advisor of the student organization.
Organizations that are in the formation stage may have provisional status for one full year before making a formal request for charter status. During this time, the organization is allowed to schedule interest meetings in order to identify the interest of the student body. Upon the completion of all steps, the proposed student organization will submit all documentation to the Student Government Association and the Student Life Committee for charter consideration. Appeals should be directed to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services.