The Student Bar Association (SBA) serves as an umbrella organization for all student organizations at GW Law. Students wishing to create a new organization or re-launch a defunct organization may not do so without consulting with the SBA Senate-Student Organization & Charter Committee. The SO&C Committee is the arm of the Senate tasked with:
- Creating, maintaining, and making accessible materials to aid students in forming a new student organization;
- Shepherding organizations through the charter process;
- Investigating suspected violations of SBA rules by student organizations; and
- Submitting investigative reports to the Senate.
There are five steps to official recognition of a new student organization:
- Prepare and submit statement of interest to the Senate SO&C Committee
- Prepare and submit constitution to the Senate SO&C Committee
- Approval of constitution by the Senate SO&C Committee
- Presentation before the SBA Senate
- Official recognition vote by the SBA Senate
Students with questions may contact the Chair of the Senate SO&C Committee or the Director of Student Organizations.
Student Organization Resources
Below are links to relevant materials to help students create student organizations.