Carnegie Mellon University
Benefits of Recognition

Benefits and Privileges of Student Government Recognition

The Committee on Student Organizations (CoSO) oversees the new recognition process, which occurs on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.  Recognition entitles a student organization to a number of benefits, including:

  • The ability to apply for funding eligibility status from the Joint Funding Committee (Note: recognition does not guarantee funding);
  • The ability to reserve meeting places on campus through the 25Live reservation system and to set up displays in the various campus buildings subject to university regulations;
  • Access to the university accounting system to make purchases and deposit allocations and other funds;
  • The ability to request a University Center mailbox and an organization email account for the organization;
  • Access to an organization page on TartanConnect to utilize organization management tools including managing your roster, viewing your financial transactions, recruiting new members, and publicizing your events;
  • Eligibility to apply for office or storage space in the University Center and elsewhere on campus;
  • Permission to poster on bulletin boards throughout campus (review Student Government Graffiti & Poster Policy) and leaflet or petition on campus;
  • Eligibility to participate in the Fall and Winter Activities FAIR.