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Chartered student organizations within the Wake Forest Community are those which that are officially recognized by the Student Life Committee.  Recognition is granted on the basis of a prospective organization’s purposes and perceived ability to serve the interests of the academic community in a manner consistent with the University’s educational purposes, as practiced in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.  In addition, the prospective organization’s recognition is contingent upon its ability to fulfill a unique role in campus co-curricular life.  Continuation of recognition is dependent upon fulfilling and sustaining organizational and University purposes, in compliance with University policies.  Further, recognition does not imply that the University endorses the practices, viewpoints or activities of an organization, nor does the University assume legal responsibility for the actions of such organizations or their members which are in violation of University policies.

The advantages of being a University recognized organization are:

  • scheduling events on the University calendar and reserving and using various rooms and facilities on campus for meetings
  • having a faculty adviser who would support, encourage, and help the organization fulfill its purposes.  (he/she would serve as liaison in representing the students’ interests before the administration, the faculty and its committees)
  • being listed in various University publications such as The Student, the Wake Forest University Student Handbook, and The Howler
  • the ability to establish credit and reserve places for activities off campus
  • eligibility to apply for University funding
  • the formal use of the Wake Forest University name
  • consideration for invitation to the President’s Leadership Conference and the New Leader’s Retreat
  • eligibility to participate in the Student Activities Fair
  • access to support services of the Office of Student Development