Starting a Club
SCAD has over 70 clubs for students to choose from. These clubs range in focus from academic to social interests. If a club that meets your specific needs or interests does not exist, it is easy to start one of your own. Simply follow these five steps:
1. Have 10 other interested students and turn in a New Student Club Interest Form*Potential clubs may hold an interest meeting and hang flyers, but these must be approved through the office of student involvement.
2. Read and agree to the SCAD student club policies.
3. Elect officers and find a SCAD faculty/staff adviser. Complete the Student Club Registration Form for the current academic year.
4. Create a club constitution. You can use the Sample Club Constitution as a guide, which can be found online at blog.scad.edu/icc.
5. Discuss your questions with the ICC Adviser or ICC officers at email@example.com or come to the office of student involvement.
There are a number of benefits that come from being a recognized student club at SCAD. These benefits are not afforded to non-recognized clubs or individual students. Some of the privileges of recognized student clubs include:
- Association with Savannah College of Art and Design, including the ability to incorporate the name of the university into the name of the club and the ability to appropriately use university logos and trademarks for organizational needs,
- Free website through the club blogs and a free SCAD e-mail address for the club,
- Access to approval for hanging flyers in SCAD buildings,
- Ability to raise money for club activities,
- Access to free banking services from the office of student Involvement,
- Use of university facilities,
- Eligibility to participate in the budget allocation process for student clubs, and
- Resources and support from staff members in the office of student Involvement.