About the Committee
The Operations Committee serves a variety of functions:
- Facilitates the creation of new clubs and works to enhance already existing clubs.
- Achieves effective creation and enhancement processes by assisting clubs to develop and improve their club constitutions.
- May be called upon for constitution interpretation in the case of a club dispute, or any other consultative tasks involving the various clubs and organizations on campus.
The Operations Committee meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm in Bepler Commons.
Please direct any questions/concerns to email@example.com.
Resources for Existing Club Leaders
Each semester, it is mandatory for every club on campus to fill out an Operations Packet to maintain their status as an active club. Clubs cannot receive funding from the Budget Committee unless they fill out the Operations Packet. For Fall 2023, the Packets open October 2nd and are due November 2nd!
Typical Reasons for Updating a Club Constitution:
- A new election process is needed.
- You are changing the name of the club.
- You are changing your executive board structure.
- Your current constitution doesn’t account for your club’s growth.
- You don’t have a section for vacancies or special elections.
Step 1: Adherence to Guidelines
To make sure the amendments are in line with the student handbook, please review club rights & responsibilities
Step 2: Amendment Form
Before you begin this form please be prepared to upload your constitution and summarize the changes made. The VP of Operations will then share you on a shared document to make changes in “Suggested Editing” mode.
New Club Process
Congratulations on taking the first step towards enhancing the Fordham University community through improving campus activities. By beginning the process, you have shown that you have what it takes to be a leader: an idea and follow-through. Your prospective club will help to enhance the Fordham community not only during your time here, but also for many years to come.
Step 1: New Club Application Form
Before you begin this form please be prepared to enter/upload the following information:
- Club Constitution
- Use the Club Constitution Guidelines and Template for reference.
- Strict adherence to the club constitution template may potentially expedite the approval process.
- The name and contact information of 3 Club Officers
- The name and contact information of your Advisor
- Interested Member List Form
Step 2: Operations Committee Review
You will receive an email from your Operations Committee liaison who will be reviewing your application and constitution and presenting it to the committee. The Committee will review your application and send you any comments or questions the committee may have. Please be on the lookout for this email, as this is the step that tends to slow down the process.
Step 3: Dean Review
Dr. McGlade, the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or will approve the application and pass it along to the next step.
Dean Rodgers, the Dean of Students, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or approve the application.
Step 4: USG Approval
After they have approved the application, 2 E-Board members will present in front of the USG Senate on what your club does, how it will use University funding and how it fills a need that is not being met on campus.
Lauren Walczyk (Chair)
Aidan Duffy (Vice Chair)
Tiberius Benaissa (Constitutional Audit Team Head)
Kaitlyn Ross (Social Media Co-Head)
Megan Toper (Social Media Co-Head)
Atillio Balbo Jr.