Club presidents want membership reforms

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By J.A. Garcia

If you happen to be a student at this campus enrolled in only one class and have been considering joining one of the many clubs or organizations offered here, be prepared to be turned away.

This semester, the office of student life has changed the minimum requirements for students to be able to participate in clubs.

In the previous year, members of student organizations were required to be enrolled in only three semester hours and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.

For a club to exist, it was required to have at least five members.

This semester, students are required to be enrolled in at least six semester hours, have a minimum GPA of 2.0 — 2.5 for officers — and clubs must have at least 10 students to form.

Student life Director Jorge Posadas said these were the requirements used before the interim director of student life, who was Darryl Nettles, lowered them and the GPA requirement of 2.0 for members, and 2.5 for officers has never changed.

The minimum requirements were lowered because the hope was that it would encourage students to join


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