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​​​​How to Start a Club

Students who wish to charter a Club/Organization must first complete a Charter Packet. Charter Packets must be resubmitted and approved by ASCOD each year. Upon approval, the Student Club/Organization will be notified by email and given the final forms to be filled out and submitted to the Office of Student Life. Once officialy chartered, clubs will be entitled to meet, hold events and activities, participate in college sponsored events, raise funds, make purchases, and otherwise operate as an official entity of College of the Desert.

​Getting Started 

  1. Obtain a Charter Packet from the Office of Student Life, or download forms from this page.
  2. Complete and return the completed forms to the Office of Student Life.

A copy of all forms should be kept by the organization for their records.​ 

Requirements to be a Club

  1. ​The primary Advisor must be a either full-time or adjunct faculty employee of the Desert Community College District. The Co-Advisor may be any college employee.
  2. There must be at least ten (10) currently enrolled COD students listed on the Roster page with Student ID numbers.
  3. An Inter-Club Council Rep and Alternate Rep must be assigned and available to attend the bi-weekly meetings.
  4. The Club Advisor or Co-Advisor must be presented at all Club meetings and Club events.
In accordance with the Education Code, the Desert Community College District will not sponsor or permit establishment of student clubs or organizations that are secret or restrictive in nature. 

Requests for use of any and all College of the Desert facilities, by Clubs/Organizations must be requested  by submitting a"Use of Facility" form to the Office of Student Life; atleast two weeks prior.

Charter Packet Forms:

     2018-2019 Charter Packet S1.pdf

     2018-2019 Documents of Charter.pdf 

Club and Organization Handbook:

     Student Club Handbook 2018-19.pdf

​​​​Club Forms:

     Use of Facilities.pdf