Student Clubs & Organizations
With the intent of providing opportunities to enhance the academic, social, cultural and spiritual interests of the student body, South Plains College has many clubs and organizations in which students can become actively involved. Participation within the various clubs and organizations provide students opportunities to acquire leadership, planning, and social skills that are important for successful personal and professional development.
FORMATION OF NEW CLUBS
New student organizations may be formed on the campus as the need develops. No group may be registered until it has been approved by the Director of Student Activities on the Levelland campus or the Associate Dean of Student Services at the Reese Center. A petition for approval must be submitted first to Director of Student Activities or the Associate Dean of Student Services. The petition must set forth:
1. The objective of the organization.
2. Membership requirements.
3. Proposed constitution.
4. Signature of faculty sponsor or sponsors.
5. Signature of minimum of 10 petitioners.
HANDLING OF ORGANIZATIONAL FUNDS
All organizations with funds must open an account in the Business Office and deposit all funds in this account. Withdrawals from this account or payment of organizational bills should be submitted to the Business Office by the club treasurer and must be approved by the club president and sponsor.
CLUB SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
Any recognized student group may sponsor an organizational or all-college social event. A request is made by submitting a request form to the Director of Student Activities on the Levelland Campus or the Associate Dean of Student Services at the Reese Center. This form may be obtained from the Student Activities Office or the Associate Dean of Student Services Office. Upon Approval by the Director of Student Activities or Associate Dean of Student Services, the approved event will be placed on the activities calendar. Authorization may not be granted if the event is in conflict with an event already on the college calendar. Further arrangements for an event following authorization is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization. However, all organizations are encouraged to contact the Director of Student Activities or the Associate Dean of Student Services for additional suggestions, direction, and assistance.
STUDENT USE OF FACILITIES AND SPACE
The space and facilities of South Plains College are intended primarily for the support of the ongoing instructional program of the institution. Secondary priority is given to programs sponsored and conducted by college instructional and administrative departments or organizations which are affiliated with such departments. Beyond these two priorities, use of campus space and facilities is permitted and encouraged for activities which are intended to serve or benefit the entire College community and which are sponsored by approved student organizations.
Permission to use campus space and facilities may be granted only by the Director of Student Activities on the Levelland campus or the Associate Dean of Student Services at the Reese Center and the use of such space and facilities must at all times conform to college policies and regulations and to local, state, and federal law.
POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES
Distribution and posting of printed materials and publications on campus is normally limited to college departments and student organizations. Placing materials and information on automobile windshields is strictly forbidden. Students wishing to display or distribute handbills, posters or pamphlets on campus must first obtain permission from the Director of Student Activities on the Levelland campus and by the Associate Dean of Student Services at the Reese Center. Once permission is granted, the following general regulations must observed.
Posters may be placed only in designated areas. They may not be posted on any painted surface or wooden doors. Only masking tape or transparent tape may be used.
Posters must be stamped by the Student Activities Office or the Associate Dean of Student Services Office before posting.
Student notices and ads may be posted on designated bulletin boards in campus buildings. These notices must be removed after two weeks.
Persons responsible for the placement of posters or signs are responsible for their removal immediately after the advertised event.
Posters will be removed if they are not in good taste or if posting and distribution guidelines are not followed.