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New Club or Special Interest Group


Student clubs and special interest groups are an important part of campus life at Pellissippi State Community College.

Student clubs and organizations include professional groups, hobby clubs and political and community service organizations. But if you don’t find a group that fits your needs, Pellissippi State welcomes you to start your own.

All student clubs begin as Special Interest Groups, and before becoming an official student organization must be approved by the Student Life and Recreation Office, Pellissippi State, and the Tennessee Board of Regents. For more information, read Student Organizations Policy 04:01:00 and The Student Organization Handbook.

To start a new student organization, first contact the Director of Student Life and Recreation and complete a Special Interest Group Application. All groups must also have a faculty member of administrator to be an advisor.

Once a Special Interest Group Application has been approved, a student organization has 60 days to complete the process of becoming an official registered student organization:

  1. Register as a New Student Organization
  2. Complete the Advisor(s) Agreement
  3. Complete Charter Member List
  4. Complete Officer Roster
  5. Complete an organization Constitution and By-Laws
  6. If applicable, complete a Request for Campus Financial Account
  7. If applicable, contact national or regional organizations to become an affiliate student chapter at Pellissippi State

Student groups will be notified of approval within two weeks by the Director of Student Life and Recreation. Officers must meets with the Director to receive a brief orientation on student club policies and procedures, to receive an official student organization manual.

Officially registered student organizations may request funds from the Fee Board. All registered student organizations are required to complete an annual report in April of each year to remain in good standing.


Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups are also used to describe groups that are organized for one-time events.

Special Interest Group are allowed to:

  • Reserve college rooms for meetings through the Student Life and Recreation Office.
  • Post fliers and posters on bulletin boards around all five Pellissippi State campuses. All fliers and posters must be stamped by the Student Life and Recreation Office, and cannot exceed 11 inches by 17 inches in size.
  • Request messages to be displayed on campus video monitors through the Student Life and Recreation Office.
  • Set up a display in the cafeteria or elsewhere around campus, dependent on approval through the Student Life and Recreation Office.
  • Participate in Council of Student Advocates events to promote their group
  • Participate in leadership development workshops offered through the Student Life and Recreation Office.

Special Interest Groups are not eligible for Fee Board funding.