Chartered Student Organizations
Santa Clara has 9 chartered student organizations (CSOs). Click on the headers below or the links in the main navigation menu to learn more about CSOs advised and supported by the Center for Student Leadership (CSL).
CSOs include a campus programming board, student government, outdoor wilderness group, radio station, multicultural student union, service and social justice organization, literary magazine, yearbook, and newspaper.
Starting a new CSO is called chartering and is a multi-quarter process.
Every five years each CSO must renew and affirm its charter through a rechartering process.
The University confers certain rights and responsibilities to all CSOs.