MHC Student OrgS
The Office of Student Programs and the Student Government Association (SGA) work in collaboration to support the efforts of 100+ recognized student organizations (RSO) each year. Student Organizations contribute powerfully to the vibrant co-curricular life of Mount Holyoke College and represent an incredible array of community interests. Student Programs recognizes and advises student organizations, while the SGA provides much of the funding and political representation for these groups.
Student Organization Model
Potential Student Organization
Those groups that are still in the development process. They are working toward defining their mission, garnering interest, looking for an advisor and preparing to apply to the Committee on Student Organizations (COSO).
Forming Student Organization
Those organizations who are working with COSO. They have had their organization approved and are working on member recruitment, constitutional development, etc.
New Student Organization
Those organizations who are 1 - 4 semesters old. They are working with COSO for continued training and assistance in developing their legacy on campus. These organizations are considered Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) and must complete the recognition process with the Office of Student Programs to maintain their RSO status.
Established Student Organization
Those organizations who completed the annual recognition process.
Inactive Student Organization
Those organizations that have previously been a RSO but have failed to fully complete the recognition process for the academic year.
Defunct Student Organization
Those organizations that have failed to be recognized for 2 academic years in a row. They must go through the forming process with the Committee on Student Organizations if they want to re-establish their org.