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Student Organization Manual

Bedford: Campus Center Room 211

Lowell: Cowan Center Room G04


The Office of Student Engagement fosters student success through transformative learning both within and beyond the classroom. With a focus on the whole student, the Office of Student Engagement offers intentional experiences for self-discovery through social, academic, community, and civic participation. Through co-curricular involvement, students develop the knowledge and confidence to become responsible leaders and active citizens. We are here to help you develop the tools you need to make your academic career a successful one, supporting students in all the different paths they may choose.

Whether participating in service projects in the local community or traveling in regional and national conferences, recognized student organizations proudly represent Middlesex Community College and the values that define us. Student organizations provide students expanded exposure to their future career field, allow students to pursue passions and interests at the next level, advocate for ideas and beliefs they are passionate about, and learn to balance their academic lives to become well-rounded citizens.

Being under the Office of Student Engagement umbrella, student organizations have their privileges. Use of programming spaces and facilities, promotion in Middlesex publications, recruitment and advertising opportunities, personalized advising, leadership training, and the opportunity to have an annual operating budget are some of the perks student organizations receive when they become registered and recognized. Registration is the first step to creating a direct link between you and the wealth of resources that the Office of Student Engagement has to offer.

This manual has been provided to guide you in an effort to help you achieve your goals and provide programs and services to members as well as the Middlesex community. It outlines the expectations we have for you as a recognized organization, and directs you towards the resources you need to flourish. All the basics you need to know about registration, travel, programming, promoting, fundraising, and finance can be found in this manual, as well as handy resources for your organization. Take some time to get familiar with this manual, and we think you will find that the Office of Student Engagement has more to offer student organizations than ever before. And as always, our door is always (physically or metaphorically) open.

We look forward to working with you this year!

-The Office of Student Engagement



Important Note:

All students participating in MCC organizations are responsible for knowing and applying the following information and are expected to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Middlesex Community College, MCC Office of Student Engagement and the MCC Student Government Association (SGA).  Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action against an offending organization (which may include, but is not limited to, loss of recognition for the organization) and/or individual members of the offending organization.  In addition to those outlined below, all regulations outlined in the MCC Student Handbook apply. The Office of Student Engagement reserves the right to change this document at any time.

This manual is not a contract.




Last update: July 2020

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Last Modified: 8/2/21