The term "student organization" refers to any group of students officially recognized by Saybrook

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If you have questions about starting a student organization contact us [email protected]​​

Student Interest Group

A Student Interest Group (SIG) is a group of organized students with a common interest that pexels-anna-shvets-4226262.jpgwould like to formally establish a group and have the option to eventually create a Recognized ​Student Organization (RSO) on campus.  The organization will act as a group for 3 months and host 3 meetings. When ready, SIGs can apply to become an RSO.  

​​​​What privileges come with being a SIG?

•      Request funding for an event by completing the Student Interest Group Funding Request Form and emailing it to Student Affairs least 3 weeks before the event. Applications will be reviewed, and funding allocations will be made based on strength of application/availability of funds.

•      Collaborate with another RSO on an event

•      Inclusion of information given to incoming new students and prospective students

•      Inclusion on the Student Gateway website - The name of the group and the email address of the main leader of the group will be on the site.

•      Faculty/staff advisement

•      After 3 months of viable existence (minimum of 3 meetings), SIG will be eligible to request for funding for mission-consistent activities while working on the RSO application. ​


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Recognized Student Organization ​

A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is a group of organized students with a common interest ​that have functioned as a successful Student Interest Group (SIG) on campus.  Recognized Student Organizations provide opportunities for students to broaden their academic experiences. These affiliations can provide social, intellectual, political, cultural, spiritual, recreational, and professional growth to individual students.



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The benefits of being an RSO include the following:

•      Inclusion of information given to incoming new students and prospective students

•      Inclusion on the Student Gateway website

•      Student organization e-mail account

•      Faculty/staff advisement

•      Funding available for mission-consistent activities​​




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​​​​​Student Interest Group:

​The Black Activism in Action Community Association 

Our mission is to hold students and faculty accountable for dismantling systems of oppression and to foster multicultural inclusivity among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) within counseling spaces. Our goal is to bring activism and equity into counselor education and future professional practices.​

If you are interested in learning more about the Activism in Action Counseling Association, contact:

President​ - Monica James

Vice President - Lurinda Sumpter

Secretary/Treasurer - Faith Rains​

Advisor - Dr. Charlotte Hamilton​​


​Student Organization Handbook and Forms​

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