What is the difference between annual renewal, registration, and recognition?
Annual Registration Renewal is the process that all recognized student organizations go through once a year to maintain their active status. This process may include steps such as updating the organization governing documents, renewal of the volunteer advisor agreement with a faculty/staff member, in-person or online training, and updating general and executive board membership rosters.
Registration is the process that all organizations go through to achieve initial recognition. This process may include steps such as creating the organization governing documents (constitution and bylaws); the documentation of interest for the proposed organization from eight AU students in good academic standing; finding a faculty/staff volunteer advisor
Recognition is the formal acknowledgment by the Student Government Association of a student organization that has completed all steps for registration or renewal. Recognition is granted throughout the year on a rolling basis and renewed once a year during the spring semester.