Article VI: Union Clubs

Section 1: Recognized Clubs

A Union Recognized Club shall be defined as an organization run by and for of undergraduate students, that is geared towards a particular interest, initiative, theme, or activity, is beneficial to the student body, and is accredited by the Senate. Recognized Clubs shall:

  1. Be organizations whose membership is inclusive and open to every undergraduate student,

  2. Not contain a discriminatory provision against any persons,

  3. Show that they are geared toward a particular interest, initiative, theme, or activity and are organized, efficient, and beneficial to the student body.

  4. Be approved by the Senate following provisions in the Bylaws.

Section 2: Chartered Clubs

A Chartered Club is defined as a Recognized Club, that is eligible to receives funding from the Allocations Board during marathon. A Chartered Club shall be approved by the Senate following provisions in the Bylaws.

Section 3: Secured Clubs

A Secured Club is defined as an organization recognized by students as sufficiently important to necessitate annual funding and secured status through the Constitution. The Secured Clubs include:

  1. WBRS

  2. Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo)

  3. Waltham Group

  4. Brandeis Television (BTV)

  5. Student Events

  6. Archon Yearbook

  7. Student Sexuality Information Service (SSIS)

  8. The Justice

  9. The Brandeis Sustainability Fund


As Secured Clubs, they shall be entitled to the following privileges:

  1. The ability to submit budgets and budget adjustments to the Allocations Board ahead of Chartered Organizations.

  2. The ability to budget on an annual basis through the Allocations Board.

  3. Security as Secured Clubs must be removed from the Constitution via Constitutional Amendment in order to de-secure and before the Senate can consider a motion to de-charter or de-recognize. Eligibility to receive funding from the Allocations Board, as is outlined in Article VII.

Section 4: Club Criteria

The criteria that Recognized Clubs, Chartered or otherwise, must meet, and the process by which they become accredited shall be established in the Bylaws. The Senate may establish additional regulations regarding unsecured clubs and may, per the Bylaws, dissolve any such club.


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