Charter a Student Organization

Why is chartering important for your student organization?

Chartering your organization is the only way to be officially recognized by Bellevue College. Once chartered, you have access to funding opportunities, support and guidance from the staff of the Office of Student Programs, access to campus resources, and preapproval to represent the College at events and activities.

How It Works

New and returning organizations are required to charter annually to stay actively recognized. This process is managed by the Office of Student Programs and Associated Student Government (ASG). To request a student organization charter, complete the form below. The form will be routed for approval to your advisor before being submitted to us. If you haven’t been able to find a faculty or staff advisor, let us know and we’ll help you find one. Once chartered, your members and advisor will receive guidelines and training from the Office of Student Programs.

Chartering Requirements

Student organization leadership must consist of the criteria below. Note, these criteria may change, but the most up to date instructions will be available in the Student Organization Handbook. Your application must include:

  • One president and one treasurer selected at the time of application (if the organization chooses to elect more than one president, only one president can function as the liaison between the organization and Office of Student Programs.)
  • The names and BC email addresses of five leading members enrolled as BC students.
  • At least one advisor who is professional BC faculty or staff. A student organization must have an advisor to remain chartered. Students are encouraged to find co-advisors to share the responsibilities. Student Programs is happy to assist in finding advisors for student organizations.

Have questions about chartering?  We can help! Please contact Amanda Arboleda.

Last Updated September 14, 2020