Classifications

Depending on the scope and mission of the organization, the Student Organization Review Board will assign a classification to the student organization for the purposes of communication, promotion, and funding.

Academic & Professional - Organizations that focus on academic disciplines or are related to a specific professional field.

Campus Programming - Spotlight Production is the program that plans music, comedy, entertainment, & other events for the campus community.  Spotlight is the only group for this category.

Cultural - Organizations educate the campus community about non-dominant cultures in order to enhance students' worldviews. They also provide students with an avenue to explore & celebrate their own cultural heritage & provide programs & services designed to support students of various cultural heritages at the University.

Faith Based - Organizations serve to enhance a student's spiritual life while providing fellowship & outreach opportunities.

Fraternities & Sororities - Organizations that provide life-long opportunities for leadership, service, academic achievement, & social involvement through the association with a national organization (See Fraternity and Sorority Manual in Section 15).

Graduate Student - Organizations that are connected with or are a a part of a graduate program.

Honor Society - Possess admission standards or special requirements such as grade point average, field of study, leadership, or other areas of achievement. They serve to recognize students.

Housing & Residence Life Community Councils - This category represents all on campus housing community councils.

Media - Organizations include two types of opportunities for students. Entertainment organizations provide campus with a variety of student sponsored entertainment events & programs. Media organizations provide an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience GVTV, Lanthorn, & WCKS (the GV student-run radio).

Performing Arts - Organizations provide opportunities for involvement & exposure to the performing arts.

Professional Fraternity - Organizations who promote the interests of a particular profession or whose membership is restricted to students in a particular field of study.

Service & Advocacy - Organizations are centered on positive student engagement & social change through community service & educational programming. These organizations hope to raise awareness of social issues.

Special Interest - Organizations serve to enhance student life through the co-curricular involvement of special interests & hobbies.

Sports - Organizations provide opportunities for competition, personal fitness, recreational activities, and/or school spirit support. These sports are broken down into competitive & non-competitive.

Student Senate - Organization serves as a student governing body in various aspects of campus life.