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Get Involved with a Student Organization
Student organizations and clubs are great opportunities for students looking to get more involved, whether you're new on campus or an upperclassman. Most clubs and organizations
are free or require minimal dues, and the rewards for participating are very valuable; meeting new people, networking with professionals in your field, growing your knowledge,
developing desirable leadership skills and enriching your college experience–all of which can be great resume builders.
Finding a Student Organization
Most campuses offer a wide variety of types of student orgs., so you can be sure to find one that fits your interests. Type of organizations available usually include community
service-oriented, professional and career groups, sports interest, hobbies, arts, music, multicultural and international, language-based groups and more.
Search your school's website for detailed information about organizational opportunities.
If you attend a school other than those that have our branches on campus, visit your school's website for information about student organizations.
Suggestions for Success
Balance your school responsibilities with the time commitments you'll need to make to a student organization. If you've got a heavy workload for school, you will need
to prioritize that. Also, decide what kind of time commitment you want to make to an organization–a short-term commitment could be a one-day service project, or only
a semester, mid-term could be a yearly commitment, or long-term could be student-career long and beyond, like membership to a professional organization.
Accounts for Student Groups
UW Credit Union specializes in deposit accounts for student groups. If you need to open an account for your organization, come to one of our branches. You'll need to
bring the following information: name of organization, physical address, EIN, a Class A ID for each signer and evidence of the group's existence–such as meeting minutes. In
the absence of meeting minutes, we'll also accept a letter from the faculty sponsor. Once we verify that your group is eligible for an organizational account, you'll be able
to make deposits, write checks and get a debit card for your organization.
To change signers on the account, the new signer(s) must present a letter from an old signer naming the new signers, minutes from the meeting where officers were elected, or
a letter from the group's advisor naming the new signers. In lieu of any of these documents, an old signer can complete an organization signer change request, available by
visiting a branch.
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