Erica Johnson, Coordinator for Student Organizations and Involvement, provided a list of student organizations that are out of compliance with the requirement to submit a registration form (24 undergraduate organizations and 5 graduate organizations) or the 5-member rule (2 organizations) despite repeated warnings and the announcement of September 15th as the deadline to correct these problems. Of these organizations, 1 is in the Greek Life category (which is subject to slightly different rules) and has reached the end of its probation period for being out of compliance with the 5-member rule.
By unanimous consent of the members present, in accordance with the SGA's Student Organizations Policy, the Committee formally recommended revoking UMBC recognition from the non-complying organizations.
Furthermore, two (2) additional Greek organizations (subject to slightly different rules) are not compliant with the 5-member rule. Thus, by unanimous consent of the members present, in accordance with the SGA's Student Organizations Policy, the Committee formally recommended these organizations be placed on a probation period until February 15, at the end of which they must be compliant with the 5-member rule.
This recommendation is being delivered via e-mail to Lee Calizo, Acting Director of Student Life, who will make the final decision on revocation.
The 31 organizations for which the Committee recommends revocation of UMBC recognition are:
|Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.|
|American Institute of Graphic Arts|
|Association for India's Development|
|Black Graduate Student Association|
|Board of Underrepresented Students|
|Campus Climate Initiative|
|Caribbean American Student Association*|
|Emergency Medical Services|
|Engineers without Borders|
|English Council of Majors|
|Fellowship under God's Influence|
|Migraine Help Club|
|Natural Path Meditation Club|
|Organic Chemistry Committee|
|Phi Alpha Honor Society of Social Work|
|Phi Kappa Phi Student Org|
|Public Health Alliance|
|Sigma Pi Sigma|
|SPIE Graduate Organization|
|Spin @ UMBC|
|Taiwan Student Association Graduate Student Org|
|Yoga & Meditation Society|
The 2 organizations for which the Committee recommends a probationary period are:
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha
*Please note that Caribbean American Student Association, CASA, has already submitted a completed application seeking re-recognition.
2. Applications for Recognition
The Committee considered new applications for recognition from the Bethel Campus Ministry. Two representatives from this organization attended the meeting, responded to questions about their Constitution and received suggestions from the Committee. The group will resubmit their Constitution with amendments based on the discussion.