Start with an idea! Make sure that your idea for a club or organization does not overlap with any existing clubs or organizations. Think about what theme your club will carry out to enrich the Holyoke Community College experience. Once you have an idea, you can meet with Carin Zinter, Club Coordinator, to get the process started and pick up your Club Starter Packet.
Collect ten members. Any currently enrolled, matriculated student at HCC can start a club. We accept new clubs until mid semester each year - October 15th for fall semester and March 15 for spring semester. Use the Membership Form to collect ten interested students.
Create your Mission Statement. Together with your interested students, decide what the mission of the club will be. Use the Mission Statement Form to help you. All clubs have their purpose or mission statement on their club page. Read a few to get an idea of how to write one.
Find an Advisor. Advisors can be a staff, faculty, or administrator at HCC. Ask a professor or your advisor if they are interested in working with you! Potential advisors can get information about the position and its expectations on the Advisor Agreement or by meeting with Carin Zinter, Club Coordinator.
Turn in your New Club Packet in the Student Activities Office, Donahue 103. The New Club packet has several forms in it that must be filled out and signed by members and the Advisor. Take the time to review them to be sure you understand the requirements and responsibilities of a club.