Org Benefits

The Office of Student Programs and the Student Government Association (SGA) work in collaboration to support the efforts of upwards of 140 registered student organizations (RSO's) each year. Student Organizations contribute powerfully to the vibrant co-curricular life of Mount Holyoke College and represent an incredibly diverse array of community interests. Student Programs registers and advises student organizations, while the SGA provides much of the funding and political representation for these groups.

Privileges and Responsibilities

Registered student organizations are entitled to ...

  • Official recognition as an MHC student organization (recognition does not imply legal sponsorship or approval)
  • Access to the resources and support of the Office of Student Programs
  • Access to any SGA allocated funds through the SGA Business Office
  • Ability to sponsor events using college facilities, in accordance with established procedures
  • Listings and links on the Student Programs website
  • Develop and post an organization Web Page
  • Participate in and recruit members at the annual Student Organization Fair
  • Purchase some items, tax-exempt, for organization purposes, thru the SGA business office
  • Request on-campus services, billable to an org’s campus account
  • Use of MHC Fleet Vehicles for organization purposes (pending appropriate driver certifications)
  • Fundraise for their organization
  • Use of an organization mail box
  • Use of an MHC ella site
  • Apply for and receive Student Government funding in accordance with SGA guidelines

Registered organizations are expected to ...

  • Meet deadlines pertaining to org registration and funding
  • Update contact information with Student Programs as necessary
  • Complete & return the Fall annual Registration Packet
  • Maintain a current constitution on file with Student Programs & SGA
  • Plan & conduct activities that further the group's purpose as stated in your constitution & Mission statements
  • Conduct business in accordance with the MHC Honor Code
  • Follow SGA Business Office guidelines and regulations
  • Register all campus events with the Office of Student Programs
  • Pay all organization bills when due; settle all pending bills before leaving campus each semester.
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures
  • Adhere to the Massachusetts Anti-Hazing Law/MHC Anti-Hazing Policy
  • All organizations should ensure that their individual members and guests observe all local, state and federal laws as well as the Standards of Social Conduct of Mount Holyoke College
  • Per Federal Law, Membership in organizations must be open to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual preference, age, marital status, citizenship or handicap. (SA-302).