Being involved in a campus club is a great way to develop leadership skills, meet new people, and give back to the CCSF campus community. Each club at CCSF Ocean is funded and recognized by the Associated Students Council, Ocean Campus. Before you begin the recognition process, make sure you understand all of the club responsibilities. There are guidelines below to help you figure out some of the more complicated processes, like how to buy food for a club event or hold a fundraiser. To start or continue a club you will need 10 currently enrolled student members and one faculty member to act as your advisor.
All clubs must complete the recognition process. Below you will find an outline of the recognition process as well as some advice on how to get started.
The Recognition Process
All recognition steps must be completed by the appropriate deadlines in order for your club to become fully recognized by the Associated Students Council and to receive your base allocation money for club activities. There are four steps below to follow:
Hard Copy Club Packet (available in the ICC office SU209)
must be submitted to the ICC Office by the specified deadline
- Signature Card (For our office to verify that the club treasurer and advisor are the only ones signing the club paperwork throughout the semester)
- Cash Advance Form (To be signed once each semester by the club treasurer and advisor)
- Club Advisor Contract (To be read and signed by the club advisor only)
E-Packet (below) must be filled out online
by the specified deadline
- Club name
- Club mission statement (What is your goal as a club? What is the purpose of your club?)
- Club meeting date/time/location (This can be TBA if you have not figured out where and when your meetings will be held)
- Club contact info (Joint email account that all club officers have access to)
- Anticipated events (Club must hold at least 2 events each semester)
- Anticipated service hours (Club must fulfill a certain number of service hours in order to maintain recognition – examples include, volunteering at one of the 10 Associated Students resource centers, having a campus wide event where all students are invited, volunteering with one of the ICC events)
Advisors and club officers contact info (Advisor,
president, treasurer and ICC representative) *Please note that
Advisors must be current CCSF Faculty.
List of 10 student members including Officers (Must
include full name, student ID number, and an email address)
*Please note that students may only hold one official officer
position (President, Treasurer, or ICC Representative) i.e.
Students may not be an official oficer in more than one
Club Training Club President, Treasurer, and ICC
Representative must complete a training with the VP of ICC. Training
dates can be found on the ICC home page. The Club Advisor
MUST complete the online Club Advisor Orientation here.
Reference the A.S. and District Financial Guidelines Overview for
any questions regarding club finances, additional allocations,
spending club money, and receiving reimbursements. Please note per
ICC Guidelines, students may not serve as an official Officer for
more than one club.
- Official Club Recognition A club representative must be present at an ASC meeting for official club recognition. You will state your club name and mission statement in front of the council so that they may recognize your club. Meetings are held Wednesdays at 3pm in the Student Union Conference Room 208.
If you are starting a new club, we may need to create a new fund number (basically a bank account number for us to deposit your base allocation money into). Because you do not have a fund number, even if you are recognized by the council, it DOES NOT mean you have money in your club account to spend immediately. Please see the Student Activities Office in SU 205 so that you can check to see if this applies to your club. If this is the case, you cannot spend money on a club activity, or fundraise, until your fund number is created.
**Returning clubs that have been recognized during the Fall
semester, must only complete Steps 1, 2, and 4 in order to be
recognized in the Spring semester.
Ideas to get you started
Start posting flyers (Posting Guidelines) around campus to get the word out that you’re starting a new club. If you want to get some advice from other clubs, make sure to have your ICC representative make connections with other clubs at the ICC general assembly meetings every Monday at 1pm. Hold a campus wide event that is open to all students, and more people will hear about your club. Take part in Unity Day to network with other clubs and recruit more student members!