Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Student Organization Status Categories and Privileges

Student Organization Status

The following categories will be used to designate student organization status:

1. Active Organizations (Existing Organizations Meeting Requirements)

  • Organizations must meet the stated minimum requirements to receive active status for the current academic year. 

2. Developmental Organizations (New Organizations)

  • Any student who is interested in starting a new student organization must go through the Office of Student Life and Engagement for approval. See the “Starting a New Student Organization” segment in this section of the Student Organization Manual.
  • Proposals for new organizations will be accepted once a semester. 
  • The fall semester deadline for proposals is November 15th.  Approved proposals will be granted developmental status for the spring semester of that academic year.
  • The early spring semester deadline for proposals is March 1st.  Approved proposals will be granted developmental status for the current academic year.
  • The late spring semester deadline for proposals is May 1st. Approved proposals will be granted developmental status for the next academic year.
  • The summer deadline for proposals in June 15th. Approved proposals will be granted developmental status for the nexta academic year.
  • If the developmental organization does not complete the Student Organization Minimum Requirements by the end of the academic year it will be deemed inactive.

3. Probationary (Existing Organizations Not Meeting Requirements or Not Adhering to Policies and Procedures)

  • Probationary status will be given to 
    • Student organizations that complete Part A but do NOT complete Part B of the Student Organization Minimum Requirements
    • Student organizations originally designated as Active or Developmental from the Annual Registration Process, but who during the academic year fail to adhere to the policies and procedures of the Student Organization Manual
  • Probationary status may be assigned for a semester or for the academic year.
  • Student Organizations with a probationary status will have some restrictions to the standard Student Organization Privileges.
  • The President or their officer designee must meet with the Office of Student Life and Engagement at least once in order to develop a plan of action for regaining active status for the next academic year.  One month after the meeting they must submit an update report to the Office of Student Life and Engagement, discussing their progress in implementing the plan of action.
  • Probationary organizations must complete the Student Organization Minimum Requirements or they will be given a status of inactive for the next academic year.

4. Inactive

  • Student organizations that do not complete Part A of the Student Organization Minimum Requirements will be given a status of inactive for the current academic year.
  • Organizations may come off inactive status by completing the Part A requirements by September 30th; they will then be given a probationary status for the current academic year.
  • Student organizations that were on probationary status for the previous academic year and did not meet the Student Organization Minimum Requirements will be given a status of inactive for the current academic year.
  • Student organizations with an inactive status will not be recognized and will lose all privileges. 
  • If there is interest in reactivating an inactive student organization, students should follow the process for starting a new organization.

Student Organization Privileges

Student organizations have the following privileges based upon their status:

Student Organization Privilege

Active Status

Developmental Status

Probationary Status

Inactive Status

Apply for Annual Budget Allocations from the Office of Student Life and Engagement

 

 

Apply for Special Funding and Late Night/Weekend Programming Grants

X

X

X

 

Access their student organization Annual Budget Allocation

X

X

 

 

Access their Student Organization Agency Account (if applicable)

 X

 X

 

 

Engage in fundraising efforts

 X

 X

 

 

Receive donations from a professional association affiliation or other external source

X

X

X

 

Use facilities on campus for meetings, events, and activities

 X

 X

 X

 

Use student organization email account

 X

 X

 X

 

Publicize the student organization on campus and to the Jefferson community

 X

 X

 X

 

Participate in the Student Involvement Fair and other University events

 X

 X

 X

 

Be included in the Student Organization Directory

 X

 X

 X

 

Be eligible for awards

 X

 X