What is an Organization? | University of Portland

What is an Organization?

An organization is a group that is closely tied to a department on campus, and has the oversight of that department rather than oversight by Student Activities. It is often in the job description of a department member to advise the group. Leadership positions in a student organization may be chosen by the governing department and could include financial compensation. Frequently, some funding from the department goes towards the group, although it is not always the case. Organizations may or may not be funded by the ASUP Financial Management Board. An organization does not have to go through the club recognition process, nor are they required to have a constitution. Organizations are asked to submit an annual registration form with a list of members, an advisor contact, and a constitution (if one exists) to Student Activities each academic year for the purposes of record keeping. Student organizations are also governed by all applicable provisions in Life on the Bluff.