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Classifications



The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership Development (SELD) utilizes a classification system to clarify privileges, responsibilities, governance and the legal relationship between recognized student organizations and Belmont University. Organizations fit into a particular classification by fulfilling every aspect of the definition for that classification.

The University conveys certain privileges to every student organization it recognizes including: 

  • Inclusion in student organization campus publications
  • Reservation and use of university facilities
  • Scheduling and promotion of events on the online university calendar
  • Marketing and publicity of events through on-campus postings and promotions
  • Participation in the annual BruinLink Fair
  • Organization page and use of all functions within BruinLink
  • Capability to petition SGA for grant funds
  • Exemption from state sales tax when paying for organizational goods with university funds

Classifications of Recognized Student Organizations 

Chartered Organizations

Purpose: Created by the university to directly support and enhance the mission of Belmont University. Considered a direct extension of the university, chartered organizations principally exist to serve or represent the campus community. They provide significant contributions and programming to the campus community. Advisor: A professional staff member from SELD serves as the advisor as a part of his/her official job description. Funding: Provided through the Division of Student Affairs. 

Chartered Organization responsibilities:

    • Attend monthly Presidents’ Council meetings
  • Individual members maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Meet regularly with advisor
  • Provide Annual Report, including fiscal details, to SELD
  • Manage budget in accordance with Belmont’s financial policies and procedures
  • Participate in annual leadership training
  • Register organization annually
  • Serve on other departmental/university committees as assigned
  • Participate in monthly Chartered Organization meetings
  • Anticipate driving personal vehicle for Belmont business
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with SELD through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and SELD policies and procedures

Chartered Organizations additional privileges:

  • Use of the Belmont University Name & Logo
  • Use of a University watermark
  • Receive official organization email on the Belmont server
  • Serve on University committees
  • Serve as University student leadership liaison
  • Provided space in the Beaman Student Life Center
  • Access to complimentary design services from the Office of Communications
  • Receive Belmont Business Cards
  • Receive university name tags
  • Tax exempt status
Affiliated Organizations 

Purpose: Created by department or group of students to assist a department or program in achieving their institutional objectives. Sports Clubs and Faith Development Organizations are considered Affiliated organizations because of their departmental, college or school relationship. Advisor: A full time faculty or staff Advisor is required for all Affiliated organizations. Funding: Financial and resource support from department or program that they assist provided based on departmental discretion. 

Affiliated Organization responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly Presidents’ Council meetings
  • Individual members maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet regularly with advisor(s) 
  • Advisors meet regularly with SELD
  • Participate in required student organization trainings
  • Register organization annually
  • Anticipate driving personal vehicle for Belmont business
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with SELD through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and SELD policies and procedures

Affiliated Organization additional privileges:

  • Use of the Belmont University name & logo
  • Receive official organization email on the Belmont server
  • Eligible for an on campus agency account 
  • Eligible to petition Student Government Association for grant funding subject to the SGA
  • On-going leadership development opportunities provided by SELD
Registered Organizations

Purpose: Initiated by a community of students who share a common interest. Registered organizations are student-created and student-led. Registered organizations are not legally tied to the university. Advisor: Not required, but encouraged. Funding: Does not receive funding from the university.

Registered Organization responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly President’s Council meetings. Required only if participating in the Student Government grant petition process
  • Individual members are not required to maintain a minimum GPA
  • Meeting regularly with advisor(s) is not required
  • Provide Annual Report to SELD is not required
  • Participate in annual student organization training
  • Register organization annually
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with SELD through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and SELD policies and procedures

Registered Organization additional privileges:

  • Advising available by SELD
  • Eligible for an on-campus agency account 
  • Eligible to petition Student Government Association for grant funding subject to the SGA Grant Petition policies
  • On-going leadership development opportunities provided by SELD
Fraternity/Sorority

Purpose: Fraternities and sororities are nationally-affiliated, selective, social,single sex chapters that uphold Christian principles and ideals. Membership cannot be held in more than one Greek organization at the collegiate level and is determined based upon a mutual selection process. Advisor: A campus advisor is not required however each fraternity and sorority is required to have a primary chapter advisor who is endorsed by the national organization. Funding: Does not receive funding from the University.

Fraternity/Sorority responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly Presidents’ Council meetings
  • Individuals members maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet regularly with advisor
  • Provide Annual Report, including fiscal details to SELD
  • Participate in annual leadership training
  • Register organization annually
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with SELD through BruinLink 
  • Chapters must remain in good standing with their national organization
  • Abide by all University and SELD policies and procedures

Fraternity/Sorority additional privileges:

  • Receive official organization email on the Belmont server
  • Access to on-campus storage space
  • Access to on-campus common fraternity/sorority and meeting space
  • Eligible for an on-campus agency account 
  • Eligible to petition Student Government Association for grant funding subject to the SGA Grant Petition policies
  • On-going leadership development opportunities provided by SELD
Organizations by Classification

 

Chartered

Interfraternity Council (IFC)
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)
Student Government Association (SGA)

Affiliated

Alpha Epsilon Delta Health PreProfessional Society
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Marketing Association
American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists
Art History Association
Audio Engineering Society
Belmont Actuarial Student Society
Belmont Ambassadors
Belmont American String Teachers Association
Belmont Association for Information Systems
Belmont Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Belmont Bridge Builders
Belmont Catholic Community
Belmont Club Soccer
Belmont College of Law American Constitution Society
Belmont College of Law Black Law Students Association
Belmont College of Law Criminal Law Society
Belmont College of Law Entertainment Law Society
Belmont College of Law Federalist Society
Belmont College of Pharmacy Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists
Belmont College of Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association
Belmont College of Pharmacy College Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
Belmont Enactus
Belmont Equity Trading Club
Belmont Japan-America Relations
Belmont Law Toastmasters
Belmont Legal Aid Society
Belmont Nurses Christian Fellowship
Belmont Rock Outing Club
Belmont Student Health Lawyers Association
Belmont Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Belmont Student Occupational Therapy Association (BSOTA)
Belmont Student Society for Health-System Pharmacists
Belmont Swim Club
Belmont Tennis Club
Belmont UKIRK
Belmont Ultimate Frisbee
Belmont University Copyright Society
Belmont University Equestrian Club
Belmont University National Association of Music Educators
Belmont University Psychology Club
Belmont University Songwriters' Association
Belmont University Student Theatre
Belmont Volunteers for Literacy
Belmont Wesley Fellowship
Beta Chi Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honor Society
Bruin Recruiters
Bruins on Brooms
BU Film Society
Chadasha Gospel Choir
Christian Legal Society
Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International
College of Business Student Advisory Board
Collegiate DECA
CRU
Environment & Conservation Organization
Family Law Society
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Honors Student Council
International Business Society
InterVarsity
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Psi
Minority Health Science Association
National Association of Women MBA
Omicron Delta Epsilon Finance Honor Society
Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
Pre Law Society
Pre Pharmacy Student Association
Psi Chi Chapter
Public Relations Student Society of America
Reformed University Fellowship
Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
Service Corps
SNPhA
Social Work Club
Society of Physics Students
Sport Administration Society
Student Athlete Advisory Council
Student Bar Association
Student Center for Public Trust
Student Nurses Association
Student Society for Human Resources Management (Student SHRM)
Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA)
The Navigators
Women's Law Student Organization 

Registered

Alpha Chi Junior Honor Society
Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society
Anime Guild
Art Student Council
Beaked Humor Improv Troupe
Best Buddies 
Beta Alpha Psi Financial Systems Honor Society 
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
Bigs@Belmont
Black Student Association
Bruin Skydive
Bruin Vets
Chinese Cultural Club
CMAedu
College Republicans
GrammyU
Hands for Hope
Hispanic Student Alliance
History Society
International Justice Mission (IJM)
Kappa Pi Art Honor Society 
Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
Mathematics Association of America and Association of Computing Machinery MA(A)CM
Men's Rugby Club
Men's Volleyball Club
National Art Education Association
Phi Alpha Honor Society Social Work Honor Society
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Sigma Iota French Honor Society
Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society
Rumi Club
Sigma Alpha Iota
Slow Food Belmont
Society of Physics Students
SPEW at BU
Sports Science Club
Student Member of the American Chemical Society
The Beltones at Belmont
To Write Love on Her Arms
Young Americans for Liberty

Fraternity/Sorority

Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Sigma Tau
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incoroporated
Kappa Alpha Theta
Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Mu



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