Student Clubs and Organizations
A student club or organization is an association dedicated to a particular interest or activity. At College of the Desert, the Office of Student Life supports student clubs and organizations that serve the diverse interests of our students. They are composed of students with like-minded interests who come together for a common purpose and/or to support a particular cause. There are recreational, educational, political, cultural, religious, and service clubs and organizations, as well as other groups that all COD students are eligible to join. Students are also encouraged to form additional clubs to meet their special needs or interests. All clubs and organizations must submit a charter packet annually in order to receive official recognition.
Steps to Chartering a Club/Organization
The first step to chartering a club is by completing and submitting an ASCOD Student Club/Organization Charter Packet. Charter Packets are available at the Office of Student Life or download them from the link located at the bottom of this page. Charter Packets are available at the Office of Student Life or download them from the link located at the bottom of this page.
Please note that all clubs/organizations must re-charter at the beginning of every academic year and have a one month grace period to re-charter before voting and membership privileges to the Inter-Club Council are revoked.
Complete the ASCOD Student Club/Organization Charter Packet and turn it in to the Office of Student Life.
The Club Charter Packet must include:
Application for Charter
The Primary Advisor must be a Full-Time Faculty Member and/or Full-Time Classified Staff Member of the Desert Community College District. The Co-Advisor may be any College Employee (excluding student workers).
Completed Club and Organization Roster
Recruit a minimum of 10 student members who can provide their student ID number. Registration will be verified.
Club/Organization Account Authorized Signature Form
Elect officers for your club and include their contact information in the charter packet.
Club/Organization Constitution and Bylaws.
The Constitution and Bylaws must contain a Statement of Non-Discrimination.
The ASCOD Student Senate meets on Mondays. Charter Packets must be submitted at least one week prior to a meeting in order to be considered. You will be notified via email by the ASCOD Student Senate Vice President when your club/organization is approved for full recognition.
Charter Existing or Inactive Club/Organization
If you are interested in chartering a club/organization that is either existing or inactive, please pick up an ASCOD Student Club/Organization Re-Charter Packet at the Office of Student Life or use the link at the bottom of the page to download the forms. If you are interested in chartering a club/organization that is either existing or inactive, please pick up an ASCOD Student Club/Organization Re-Charter Packet at the Office of Student Life or use the link at the bottom of the page to download the forms.