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Today's Message

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2024

Tell Students: Annual Student Organization Re-registration for 2024-2025

The 2024–2025 re-registration process for returning student organizations begins today, April 1, and ends Friday, May 31. Buffalo State University has established registration procedures for student organizations to ensure the educational integrity of co-curricular activities on campus. Student organizations include clubs, organizations, fraternities, sororities, and honorary societies.  

Bengal Connect Requirement
All student organizations registered with Buffalo State are required to have an updated and active Bengal Connect page. Bengal Connect is provided by United Students Government (USG) to connect students with affiliated organizations and extracurricular activities that enrich the campus community. 

Re-registration Process for Returning Student Organizations
Student organizations already recognized at Buffalo State must apply for re-registration annually. It is the responsibility of the student organization to complete this process. Failure to comply with the re-registration timeline and process may result in a revocation of the student organization’s registration status or its being listed as inactive, having the club budget frozen and/or penalized, or being placed on suspension.

Student Leadership and Engagement has created a step-by-step video on how to complete the re-registration process.

Re-registration Process

  1. Complete the student organization re-registration process via Bengal Connect.
  2. Provide an updated active membership roster of at least five Buffalo State students, including the newly elected executive board (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and organization representative) for the upcoming academic year. All executive board members must be registered as full-time (12 credits), matriculated Buffalo State students.
  3. Submit the student organization’s most recent constitution and bylaws on Bengal Connect.
  4. Submit an updated Advisor Agreement Form. Student organization advisors must be full-time Buffalo State faculty or staff members. If you need a new advisor, the Student Leadership and Engagement Office can assist in matching you to a full-time faculty or staff member through the Advisor Interest Form.

Mandatory Student Organization Meeting  (Time to Be Determined)
All student organizations will be required to attend the mandatory annual meeting (date, time, and location to be determined) with Student Leadership and Engagement and United Students Government (USG) to be trained on Buffalo State policies and procedures. The executive board for each student organization will be required to attend this meeting. Failure to do so may result in the following: 

  • All current space reservations being placed on hold. 
  • Inability to reserve future space in the Campbell Student Union, Butler Library, academic buildings, recreation fields, or the Houston Gym or Sports Arena. 

United Students Government (USG) Recognition
United Students Government (USG) serves as an official recognizing agent for student organizations at Buffalo State. USG recognition is a separate process and allows student organizations to qualify for student activity fee funds and other benefits. Any recognition outside of USG must receive approval from the Student Organization Review Committee. 

Exceptions: Greek-lettered organizations, Honors groups, or other organizations allowed to have selective membership requirements. These groups cannot receive funding from the mandatory student activity fees. 

All currently recognized USG member organizations must complete USG re-recognition once every three years; however, all organizations must register annually via Bengal Connect with an updated roster, contact information, advisor, and constitution. 

Additional Information
Additional information related to student organizations at Buffalo State can be found on Student Leadership and Engagement website.

Buffalo State recognizes that student clubs and organizations are an important part of the college experience. Student Leadership and Engagement has a team of people available to answer any questions and assist your organization in this process.

Submitted by: Luke C. Haumesser
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