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Organizational Policy

Texas State recognizes the right of any group of students, faculty or staff to form a voluntary organization for purposes not forbidden by the laws of the United States or the State of Texas. Student organizations at Texas State must be registered with the Office of Campus Activities and Student Organizations and approved through university administrative channels.

No organization may be registered or hold any meetings on university property until the organization has secured a university faculty or staff member as an advisor. The authority of such an organization to operate on campus shall cease upon the removal or resignation of the advisor, or upon the violation by the organization or any of its members of the rules and regulations of the university or the laws of the State of Texas.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the advisor of each student organization to make members aware of university policy at meetings and activities. Policies include, but are not limited to non-university speakers, solicitation and student organization discipline (SA/PPS 05.04, UPPS No. 07.04.03).

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AdovoCats

www.sdi.txstate.edu/lgbtqia
osdi@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 5-2.2
512.245.2278

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intsex and allies (LGBTQIA) indiviudals have historically felt invisible or unsafe on college and university campuses, or found the climate uninviting or hostile. These conditions often foil attempts to foster student development and growth, to recruit faculty and staff and to retain the diversity of the campus community. "We are all Allies of Texas State" is a personal pledge made campus wide to create a supportive and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA Bobcats. AdvoCats offers a student only, four hour training that is facilitated by a team of peer educators and offered several times through the academic year. Any person who attends the training has the opportunity to sign a contract, become an official Ally of Texas State, and joins a campus wide network of Allies.

While the trainings do not prepare participants to counsel LGBTQI individuals, it does provide participants with information and resources that will help eliminate myths, misconceptions and sterotypes often associated with LGBTQIA persons. In doing so, and with your support, we make Texas State a more inclusive and affirming campus for the LGBTQIA community by promoting awareness and understanding about sexual and gender identities, homophobia, and heterosexism.

Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin. These two items symbolize understanding, support and trust. Placards also signify a "safe place," where LGBTQIA indivduals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support. Allies training is offered for four hours of continuing education credit.

Register for training the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion website at www.sdi.txstate.edu/lgbtqia.

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Alumni Association and Student Alumni Chapter
www.TxStateAlumni.org

Alumni House
North LBJ and University Drive
512.245.2371 | 888.798.2586


Connect

The Texas State Alumni Association exists to connect and support both current students and alumni. The Student Alumni Chapter helps create these connections and build Texas State pride and traditions through activities like Trade Up Days and the Gold Book. The Alumni Association believes connections start the day students apply to be a Bobcat, and they make students lifelong members of the alumni family. This student group gives current Bobcats the opportunity to network with alumni, staff, faculty and other students. The Student Alumni Chapter helps build a bridge between being a successful student and becoming a successful graduate.

Support

The Texas State Alumni Association is the link between current and former Bobcats. The association provides scholarship and university support annually, and is proud to sponsor the Student Alumni Chapter.

Belong

The Student Alumni Chapter supports the university and the San Marcos community through events on campus, growing traditions that will last a lifetime.

 

Student Government

www.asg.txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-5.1
512.245.1ASG (1274)

Student Government  is the voice of Texas State students. It is a governing and advocacy body that answers to the student body at large. Student Government has worked for years to address the problems and concerns of its fellow students. Student Government members work closely with faculty, administrators, city leaders and state officials to advance the collective cause of Texas State students. Student Government is “Students Serving Students.” Meeting times are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theatre.

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Campus Activities and Student Organizations (CASO)

http://getinvolved.lbjsc.txstate.edu/
LBJ Student Center 4-11.1 | 512.245.3219

Campus Activities and Student Organizations (CASO) recognizes the impact of a quality campus life on the recruitment and retention of students. Its mission is to enrich the collegiate experience by providing quality, student-centered programs, services and involvement opportunities that celebrate diversity, promote retention and foster leadership, civic engagement and student development. CASO supports the unique characteristics of each student and student organization in its effort to accomplish its goals.
CASO provides advising, training, workshops, program planning assistance and resources to promote student success through growth, development and leadership skills. CASO also provides opportunities to become involved with the academic community while enriching and facilitating personal growth.
All organizations are required to meet the following requirements each year to maintain recognition and active status for the academic year:
  • Submit an annual registration form, which includes a list of officers and advisors, by deadlines published by CASO.
  • Attend the mandatory events for all registered student organizations, including three Student Organizations Council presidents’ meetings. A designated representative may attend in the president’s absence.
  • Send two representatives to the Leadership Institute Annual Conference each year.
  • Have a faculty/staff advisor who is employed by the university at least half-time.
  • The president, vice president and treasurer, or their equivalents, from each registered student organization must maintain a 2.23 Texas State cumulative GPA.

Any student interested in a particular student organization should contact CASO. A student organization directory is available, upon request, in the CASO office or at http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/soc/.

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Greek Affairs

http://greekaffairs.dos.txstate.edu/
Greek_Affairs@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-11.1 | 512.245.5646

CASO provides education, programming, support and administration for the activities of the Greek Governing Councils (IFC, MGC, NPHC and Panhellenic) and each of their member organizations. It serves as a liaison to Texas State and San Marcos in affairs affecting those in the Greek community.

CASO also supervises the activities of the Order of Omega (Greek Honor Organization), Standards of Excellence (SOE), Rho Lambda (Panhellenic Honor Society), Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and the Four Square Tournament, in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Honor Society (Phi Eta Sigma)

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college students designed to encourage and reward academic excellence.

All students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of a full semester of their freshman year are eligible to join. Notification of this honor is sent to students early during the spring semester. Phi Eta Sigma offers a lifetime membership that continues its efforts beyond the freshman year.

The Texas State Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma is a recognized student organization on campus. Membership offers opportunities for scholarships, social opportunities and community service, as well as an excellent chance to become involved at Texas State.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC)

http://ifc.dos.txstate.edu/
ifc@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-6.3 | 512.245.1635

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for fraternities in the North American Interfraternity Conference. Included among its responsi-bilities are conducting formal recruitment in the spring and fall, operating a student judicial system for member fraternities and providing programming for the member chapters, which include:
  • Alpha Tau Omega 
  • Delta Tau Delta 
  • Kappa Alpha Order 
  • Kappa Sigma 
  • Lambda Chi Alpha 
  • Omega Delta Phi 
  • Phi Kappa Psi 
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha 
  • Pi Kappa Phi 
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi 
  • Sigma Nu 
  • Sigma Tau Gamma 

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Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

www.txstategreeks.com
mgc@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-8.5 | 512.245.1481

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing body for sororities and fraternities affiliated with the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. The council serves as a coordinating body for all formal recruitment activities, social activities, workshops, seminars and community service projects in which the following member fraternities and sororities are engaged:
Sororities
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Iota Alpha (Hermandad de
    SIA, Inc.)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority ,Inc.
Fraternities
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.

 

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National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC)

http://nphc.dos.txstate.edu/
nphc@txstate.edu

LBJ Student Center 4-8.4 | 512.245.1633

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. (NPHC) is the chief governing body for all historically African-American sororities and fraternities that are affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. The council serves as a coordinating body for all social activities, workshops, seminars and community service projects of the following member sororities and fraternities:
Sororities
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Non-Traditional Students Organization (NTSO)

www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/ntso/
ntso@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-3.1 | 512.245.4923

Non-Traditional Students Organization (NTSO) addresses the needs of students age 24 or older, or those who are married, single parents, veteran/military, commuters/transfer students, or anyone who could be considered a non-traditional college student. The organization provides a support network, learning atmosphere, and social activities, as well as the opportunity to integrate into campus life. NTSO sponsors events throughout the year, participates in campus-wide events including tailgating, Bobcat Build and Homecoming, and holds a recognition banquet for graduating seniors at the end of each semester. Proceeds from food sales go toward a $500 scholarship awarded to an active member each long semester. Annual membership dues of $10 help defray the cost of programs and services.

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Panhellenic Association

http://pc.dos.txstate.edu/
Panhellenic@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-6.2 | 512.245.1664

The Panhellenic Council is the chief governing body for sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference. It serves as chief coordinator and sponsor of most Panhellenic campus programs and recruitment activities, promoting cooperation among its member sororities, which include:
  • Alpha Delta Pi 
  • Alpha Xi Delta 
  • Chi Omega 
  • Delta Gamma 
  • Delta Zeta 
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

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Residence Hall Association (RHA)

rha@txstate.edu
Arnold Hall Administration Building, Second floor, Room 201
512.245.RHA1 (7421)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) provides a voice for residence hall students and is the umbrella organization for all the individual hall councils. Each residence hall has such a council that organizes and coordinates programs to improve the social, cultural, recreational and intellectual atmosphere. The residence hall councils and the RHAs address issues that surface regarding living conditions in the halls.

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Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA)

www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/saca
saca@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-4.1 | 512.245.8263

Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA) provides free educational, entertaining, cultural and social programs for the Texas State student body. All students are encouraged to become members of SACA and help coordinate programs on campus.
Recently, SACA has organized events such as Battle of the Bands, Casino Night, Comedy Series, Acoustic Music Nights and Poetry Slams. SACA shows a series of current movies every semester. SACA also sponsors Riverfest, the annual spring concert in Sewell Park. Featured artists at Riverfest have included The Expendables, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Paul Wall.
SACA also works in collaboration with the Common Experience committee and assists in scheduling lectures by celebrities such as Maya Angelou, Andrew Young and Erin Brockovich.
In addition to regularly scheduled events, SACA also coordinates the annual Homecoming celebration week, including the following activities:
  • annual talent show, where the Gaillardians (Texas State all-campus favorites) and the members of the homecoming court are announced
  • powder puff tournament for women and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for men
  • Soap Box Derby, presented by the Order of the Omega Greek Honor Society
  • tailgate and spirit rally led by the Bobcat Marching Band and cheerleaders on game day
  • halftime show that includes the presentation of the homecoming court and the announcements of the homecoming king and queen
SACA events are free of charge and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. SACA leaders are selected each April and serve one-year, paid terms in office for the following positions:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Pride and Traditions Coordinator
  • Arts and Entertainment Coordinator
  • Forums Coordinator
  • Films Coordinator
  • George’s Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator

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Student Foundation

www.sfoundation.dos.txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 5-9.1 | 512.245.2124

Student Foundation is a Texas State chartered student organization under the auspices of the Dean of Students Office. Student Foundation’s core purpose is to support the development and sustainability of student leaders and promote Texas State’s positive image through involvement in presidential, alumni and community events, as well as special programming. Major events hosted by Student Foundation include Foundations of Excellence, Veterans Day Ceremony and the Bobcat Pause Memorial Service. Foundation members are selected each semester, and the selection criteria emphasizes leadership, ethics, service, inclusivity, campus and community activities, and commitment to Texas State.

 

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Student Organizations Council (SOC)

http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/soc/
soc@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 4-7.5 | 512.245.4245

The Student Organizations Council (SOC) is a representative body and chartered governing council recognized by Texas State. The SOC provides direction and support for all registered student organizations at the university.
Student organizations at Texas State are represented by 10 SOC officers:
  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary
  • Director of Public Relations and Special Events 
  • Director of Educational Programming 
  • Director of Outreach 
  • Outreach Coordinators (four)
SOC coordinates the following activities for student organizations:
  • Student organizations fairs (fall and spring) 
  • Educational workshops 
  • President’s meetings (two per semester) 
  • Boko Awards, annual recognition of accomplishments by student leaders and organizations
  • SOC funding requests for organizational activities
  • Allocation and review of organization workspaces
SOC is also charged with initiating special projects and programs that benefit registered student organizations. The organization helps to enforce the tenets of the Student Organizations Handbook and make recommendations for policies and procedures that affect student organizations. During weekly meetings, applications for new student organizations are reviewed, funding hearings are conducted and workspace allocations are reviewed. SOC members are selected each April for a one-year term.
There are as many as 300 registered student organizations on campus in 13 categories:
  • academic 
  • chartered 
  • Greek 
  • honors 
  • multicultural 
  • political 
  • professional
  • recreational 
  • religious 
  • residence halls 
  • service 
  • special interest 
  • sports clubs

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Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC)

http://www.msa.txstate.edu/Support-and-Empowerment/USAC.html
usac.txstate.edu@gmail.com
LBJ Student Center 4-9.1 | 512.245.1468

The Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC) is a programming and leadership development council composed of various recognized Texas State student organizations. The council welcomes and supports organizations whose membership includes persons from groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in higher education. The mission of member organizations is to emphasize the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity initiatives in support of a global society and social justice.

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University Ambassadors

http://uambassadors.admissions.txstate.edu/
txstateambassadors@yahoo.com
Texas State Visitor Center
601 University Dr. | 512.245.8871

University Ambassadors is a chartered volunteer organization designed to showcase strong leadership. Members act as hosts for Texas State University and assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the recruitment of a talented and diverse student population. They also volunteer around the city of San Marcos.

Ambassadors are hosts to thousands of high school students, families and visitors during events such as Bobcat Days, Scholars Days and many other special events held on campus.

Membership is restricted to students who successfully complete a competitive selection process. Ambassadors build strong leadership skills by assisting with events and activities throughout the year. Anyone interested in becoming an ambassador should contact the organization for an application and for information on deadlines and interviews.

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