The Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs accepts applications twice a year for student organizations interested in acquiring Recognized status. In order for an organization to be considered, the following information is needed:
- Official Organization Name
- Constitution and Bylaws (For an example of an organization constitution and bylaws click here.)
- Titles and position description of leadership/executive team (For examples of leadership position descriptions click here.)
- Faculty or Staff Advisor
Please note: Those interested in creating a RADIUS community must submit the Start a RADIUS Community form.
Applications will require 5-10 business days for review.
If approved, information for all meetings and events on and off APU sites shall be provided to the Graduate and Professional Office of Student Affairs. Violation of the policies and/or Standards of Conduct could mean changing the status of the organization to unrecognized and void the rights and privileges therein.
All applications will be reviewed for consistency with the campus mission statement, university identity statements, and catalog guidelines. Requests to form student groups that endorse positions that contradict the university's identity and mission, or groups that endorse activities that violate the Standards of Conduct, will not be approved.
Azusa Pacific University expects that all organizations, are created by and for APU graduate and/or professional students. Azusa Pacific University only allows chapters of national honors, or academic fraternities or organizations; no national social sororities or fraternities will be approved. In addition, APU does not allow official chapters of partisan national organizations (Young Republicans, Young Democrats, Etc.)
For connections with other national organizations an exception may be made after a careful vetting process of the national organization, including their mission, literature, social media, and other informative documents. Each new group will be reviewed by Graduate and Professional Student Affairs staff; should questions arise or an exception requested, other campus stakeholders will be consulted, including faculty, and administration.
Approved organizations agree to abide by and support the policies, standards, and regulations at Azusa Pacific University and respect the ideals, principles, and traditions it upholds as a Christian institution of higher learning.
Benefits held by Recognized student organizations
- Post meetings and events on webpage
- Resources to conduct virtual meetings
- Financial support
- Use of logos and letterhead
- Assistance with marketing the organization by providing its mission online