Identify your interests. Whether it’s activism, math, hacky sack, comedy, or some other field, think of what inspired you and see if there are any current organizations that fill that need. If not, then here’s your chance to start it!
Get others involved! Find other students who share the same interest or hobby and want to get involved. You need a minimum of 8 students in order to establish a new club.
Define the club’s objectives. Meet with prospective members and outline the club’s missions and objectives and how you plan to achieve them.
Find a Sponsor. Once you have a clear vision for your club and a solid number of other interested students, approach an appropriate teacher or administrator and see if he or she is willing to be the Sponsor for the organization. If it’s a science club, see if your chemistry teacher is interested. If it’s a book club, approach your favorite literature teacher. They must be an Amarillo College employee!
Fill out the Application to Form a Student Club and submit it to the Student Life office. Upon approval, your club is established!
Make it official. Draft up a constitution with your fellow members, or use the template below as a starting point. Have your Sponsor complete the Statement of Sponsorship form and submit it to the Student Life Office.
Stay involved! It was a lot of work to get this far, but remember to nurture this new endeavor by staying involved and growing the organization. Amarillo College likes to see sustained interest in clubs and organizations, especially ones you established yourself, so keep up the hard work and have fun!