Student Clubs and Organizations

Students involved in their college tend to get higher grades and have a greater chance of finishing their degrees. Check out The LINK for more information about how to get involved at Madison College.


As a Madison College student, you may be interested in joining one of more than 60 Madison College campus clubsWhen you are active in campus clubs, you have the opportunity to attend conferences and social events, participate in various competitions or community service projects, and develop leadership and career skills. These activities can also be a great resume builder. The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) will help your club get organized, stay organized and thrive.


You may also be interested in getting involved with one of the of the many Madison College organizations funded by your student fees. The Student Activities Board (SAB) is a group of students selected from each organization to determine how your student fees are spent within these organizations and to approve the distribution of funds for special  projects within clubs and other areas of Madison College.

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is a representative body for all Madison College clubs. ELT offers programs and resources that encourage fellowship within the club system and individual clubs. If you are interested in being an ELT member, you must be a member of a Madison College club. There are also stipend-based officer positions (listed below) that are paid up to $400 per semester for their work.

  • President
  • VP of Leadership
  • VP of Fellowship
  • VP of Service
  • VP of Public Relations
  • VP of Finance
  • Office Manager
  • General Members (any student that is a member of a club)

ELT is located in room A2020 on the Truax campus. Call (608) 246-6797 or email to connect with a representative.

Student Activities Board

Student Activities Board (SAB) representatives are selected from within their Madison College student-funded organizations including:

All information regarding the fall and spring SAB meetings including minutes, agendas, bylaws and meeting dates are found on the Student Activities Board site on The LINK under "documents." All Student Activities Board meetings are open to the public.

Requesting Funds

All student organizations requesting the use of segregated funds are required to present their budgets and 3-year plans to the Student Activities Board. These plans are presented along with the fee request during the spring semester. Each plan is posted on the Student Activities Board site on The LINK under "documents" for public viewing and must include:

  1. An organization summary including the group's mission statement, history of the organization, deliverables to the student body, audience being served, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities.
  2. The organization's 3-year goals including objectives, strategies and measures of success.
  3. The organization's operations plan including the structure of the group, operating procedures, members' benefits and responsibilities, a list of officers and active members, and a list of activities and events from the year.
  4. A funding plan that includes a budget summary, the budget request, year two and year three estimates, any major incentives and any one-time or capital needs.
Start a Club
  1. Download the Starting a New Club packet.
  2. Secure an advisor and complete the advising agreement. Follow the Advisor Tips and Guidelines to find an advisor and fill out the Advising Agreement. For more information, download the club guidelines.
  3. Recruit members. In order to be a formal club you must have at least 10 student members taking at least one one-credit class. Review the Madison College Posting Procedures included in the Club Handbook before posting items on campus announcing your plans to start a club. New clubs have 60 days from the date that the intent to register form is submitted to recruit members and submit registration paperwork.
  4. Select officers and begin holding executive and general meetings.
  5. Identify local or national affiliations your club may be interested in obtaining.

Club Renewal

Current club members or advisors who need to renew a club or access operations paperwork should review the documents under Student Life on The LINK.