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Classifications



The Office of Student Activities 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 the Office of Student Activities 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 the Office of Student Activities 
  • 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 the Office of Student Activities through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and Office of Student Activities 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 Office of Student Activities
  • 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 the Office of Student Activities through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and Office of Student Activities 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 the Office of Student Activities
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 the Office of Student Activities is not required
  • Participate in annual student organization training
  • Register organization annually
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with the Office of Student Activities through BruinLink 
  • Abide by all University and Office of Student Activities policies and procedures

Registered Organization additional privileges:

  • Advising available by the Office of Student Activities 
  • 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 the Office of Student Activities
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 the Office of Student Activities
  • Participate in annual leadership training
  • Register organization annually
  • Register all organizational programming, both on and off campus, with the Office of Student Activities through BruinLink 
  • Chapters must remain in good standing with their national organization
  • Abide by all University and Office of Student Activities 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 the Office of Student Activities
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 Marketing Association
Belmont College of Pharmacy
American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists
Belmont Art History Association
Audio Engineering Society
Belmont Club Soccer
Belmont Actuarial Student Society
Belmont Ambassadors
Belmont Association for Information Systems
Belmont Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Belmont Bridge Builders
Belmont Catholic Community
Belmont Chapter of Pre-SOMA
Belmont Equity Trading Club
Belmont Legal Aid Society
Belmont Nurses Christian Fellowship
Belmont Pre-Law Society
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 Enactus
Belmont Toastmasters
Belmont University Artist's Managers Associaton
Belmont University College of Law Black Law Students Association
Belmont University Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
Belmont University Copyright Society
Belmont University Psychology Club
Belmont University Songwriters' Association
Belmont University Student Theatre
Belmont Volunteers for Literacy
Belmont Wesley Fellowship
Belmont Women's Club Lacrosse
Bruin Recruiters
Bruins on Brooms
Belmont University Film Society
Belmont University College of Pharmacy Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Belmont University College of Pharmacy CPNP
College of Business Student Advisory Board
Chadasha Gospel Choir
Christian Legal Society
Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International
Christian Theatre Fellowship
CMA Edu
Collegiate DECA
CRU
Entertainment Law Society
Faith and the Arts at Belmont
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International Business Society
Kappa Psi
MBA Women International Massey School Collegiate Chapter
Our Natural Environment Club
Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society 
Pre Pharmacy Organization
Presbyterian Student Fellowship
Psi Chi Chapter
Public Relations Student Society of America
Reformed University Fellowship
Service Corps
Social Work Club
Society of Physics Students
Sport Administration Society
Sports Science Club
Student Bar Association
Student Nurses Association
Student Society for Human Resources Management (Student SHRM)
Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA)
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Ultimate Frisbee
Women's Law Student Organization 

Registered

Alpha Chi Junior Honor Society
Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society
Amnesty International
Anime Club
B The Word
Best Buddies Beta Alpha Psi Financial Systems Honor Society 
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
Beta Chi Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honor Society
Bigs@Belmont
Black Student Association
Bruin Beats
Bruin Skydive
Bruin Vets
Chinese Cultural Club
Christian Ethics Society
College Democrats
College Republicans
Equestrian Program at Belmont University
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
Minority Health Science Association
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
Student Member of the American Chemical Society
Table Tennis Club
The Beltones at Belmont
Theta Epsilon Tau Pre-Health Society
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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