Advisor Handbook

Council of Clubs

MANDATORY for two members of ALL clubs and organizations.

Requirements to be a recognized club/organization will be discussed, as well as other information that will be needed throughout the academic year

How to Start a New Club


It's easy to start a new club at Marywood! Have an idea for a club or organization? Here are some guidelines for creating a new club.

  1. You can start a new club or organization at ANY TIME! Email or stop by the Office of Student Engagement (Nazareth 107) to set up a meeting. 
  2. The club cannot already exist on campus.
  3. The club must adhere to the Mission Statements of Marywood University and the Office of Student Engagement, as well as to the Core Values of Marywood University.
  4. The club must be open to all Marywood University undergraduate students.

To start a new club, you must meet with the Student Involvement Coordinator.

Keep in mind that you will need at least three other students interested in the new club, as well as a faculty or staff advisor. 

Club Re-Recognition

Each academic year, every student organization is required to re-recognize their club status and update their organization's information. This allows the Student Government Association to keep up-to-date records and accurately prepare for club funding. 

  1. The Re-Recognition process is held for the FIRST THREE WEEKS of the academic year. 
  2. Each current organization MUST re-recognize within the first three weeks of the Fall semester. Please complete the following steps to re-recognize. 

To Re-Recognize your Organization:

  1. Fill out the Re-Recognition form
  2. Fill out an updated Officer and Member list - located in your club's specific folder (Google Drive) 
  3. Fill out an updated Constitution - located in your club's specific folder (Google Drive) 

Any organization that we do not receive paperwork from will not be recognized under the current Student Government Association and will not be eligible for university funding.

Email with questions.


Please note that all financial transactions (i.e. deposits, purchases, petty cash or check requisitions) must be approved by the Office of Student Engagement.


Reminder: If your organization wishes to purchase anything through Amazon, the Office of Student Engagement must process the request for you. Fiscal Affairs will not reimburse you for Amazon orders that you place on your own. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to