Why Become Recognized?

There are a number of benefits for recognized student clubs and organizations, including:

  • Schedule and use WPI facilities
  • Apply for funds from the Student Government Association (SGA) and/or other campus sources
  • Associate WPI's name with that of the club or organization
  • Be included in WPI publications when appropriate
  • Have a campus mailbox in the Student Activities Office (SAO)
  • Have a WPI account with the Business Office
  • Have a myWPI community group
  • Sponsor campus programs and activities
  • Apply for a code for the copy machine in the Student Organizations Suite, located on the third floor of the Campus Center 
  • Apply for a student organization file cabinet or locker in the Student Organizations Suite
  • Obtain assistance from SAO in such matters as finance, programming, and liability

In addition, the SAO provides the following services for recognized student clubs and organizations: 

  • Maintains up-to-date information about a club or organization’s officers and advisors, and provides that information to interested students, organizations, and departments
  • Provides them with a mailbox in the SAO; individuals who want to contact a club or organization—or all of them through a bulk mailing—are permitted to leave mail in these boxes
  • Works with the Campus Center Administrative Office to provide clubs and organizations that are sponsoring fundraisers or recruitment programs with tables for use in public areas
  • Answers questions regarding their financial paperwork and researches current transactions, when needed
  • Helps  clubs and organizations brainstorm fundraising or programming ideas
  • Allows them to place posters and flyers in the Campus Center bulletin boards to publicize their events