What are the benefits of becoming recognized?
  • Scheduling spaces and facilities on campus
  • Requesting funding/ a budget which comes from the Student Activities Fee
  • Obtaining a middlebury.edu email account for the student org
  • Setting up budgets for fundraising
  • Requesting funds to sponsor speakers and public performances
May an organization use the name of the College?

Only an organization that is officially recognized by the SGA may use the name of the College as part of its name. However, sponsored groups that want to use other trademarks or service marks must receive written permission from the sponsoring department.

A student, group, or organization that is not recognized by the College may not use the name of Middlebury College or an abbreviation of the name of the College as part of its name.

Do we have to have an adviser?

Yes, all student organizations are required to have a faculty or staff adviser. Organizations without an adviser are not able to access funding through the SGA Finance Committee. An adviser helps provide continuity and serves as a signatory on official forms when other authorized representatives are not available. An adviser can also assist in designing and evaluating club goals and activities. Many organizations look to the adviser to provide technical or scholarly expertise in a given area; others barely know their adviser’s name. The level of involvement of the adviser is often reflective of how strong the communications links are between organization and adviser. Make an effort to inform your adviser when meetings are scheduled and events are planned. Also realize that faculty and staff members have many competing demands on their limited time so they are not always going to be available in the evenings and on weekends. If your adviser is not generally available to attend evening meetings, approach her or him with the idea of a separate weekly meeting with the officers of your organization or with just you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I put up posters relating to my organization?

List of Campus Bulletin Boards

NOTE: Below is a list of bulletin boards across campus that are prime spots for you and your organization to advertise for your group, events, speakers, meetings, etc. A few pieces of crucial advice from an experienced advertiser:

1) The three main spots where putting your poster up will pay off areMcCullough, Proctor, and the Davis Family Library. If you heavily target these areas, you can cover the majority of student traffic. The fourth best location is Bi Hall.

2) Most times it does not make sense to post eight of the same poster in one location. The only location where this can add to effectiveness is in the Proctor hallway – a high traffic area with lots of competing posters.

3) Size and Color can make all the difference. Big fonts, bright colors, and paper size beyond 8.5x11 stands out most.


REMEMBER:  Flyers and publicity materials may only be posted on designated bulletin boards and public poster areas. Please refrain from posting flyers on doors, walls, windows, buildings, lamp posts, trees or stairwells. Flyers found in these locations will be removed by College staff. Fines and/or disciplinary action may result from violations.


Adirondack House

  • Entryway on the right
  • Upstairs outside the ACE Office

Allen Hall

  • Inside main entryway, to the right of the commons lounge
  • In each residential hallway

Atwater Suites A

  • Just inside each of three entryways (entrances A, B, and C)
  • In the Atwater A classroom (entrance A)

Atwater Suites B

  • Just inside each of three entryways (entrances A, B, and C)
  • In the Atwater library (entrance A)

Axinn Center

  • Just inside the west entrance, on the right.
  • Department specific bulletin boards are in each department hallway
  • Film interest bulletin board downstairs in the film department editing room.


  • In each of seven residence hallways (B1S, B1C, B1N, B2S, B2C, B2N, and B3C – “the nunnery”)

Carr Hall

  • Just inside the main entrance way, in the front lounge

FIC (Freeman International Center)

  • Just inside the main entrance way
  • Departmental bulletin boards in each academic department hallway
  • To the right of the elevator doors on the first and second floors
  • Outside the Reprographics Office.

Forest Hall

  • Inside the main Forest East and Forest West entrances, outside each lounge.

Gifford Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.
  • Outside the Gifford Annex Lounge (2nd Floor)

Hadley Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Hepburn Hall

  • Just across from the rear (west) entrance of the building.
  • In the stairwell landings on each floor.
  • In the Hepburn Lounge (1st Floor)

Johnson Memorial Building

  • Inside the main entrance way.
  • Around the central atrium.

Kelly Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

LaForce Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Le Chateau

  • In each of the stairwells on the 1st and 2nd Floors
  • Just inside the main entrance, on the right.
  • In the 1st floor hallway, at both the east and west ends

Davis Family Library

  • Just inside the front entrance, on the right (across from the ATM)
  • On the 1st Floor, across from the printing room.
  • On the columns in the 1st Floor central lobby
  • On each floor, on the two west walls, across from the first row of bookshelves
  • On each floor, on the two east walls, across from the last row of bookshelves

McCardell Bicentennial Hall

  • Inside the main entryway, on the left.
  • Chalkboards throughout the building.
  • Department specific bulletin boards in each department hallway

McCullough Student Center

  • Lining the Student Mail Center walls
  • In the eastern entryway, across from the ATM (1st Floor)
  • Just inside the northeast door, above the small flight of stairs to the mail center
  • In the northwest entryway stairwell
  • Outside the Student Activities office (2nd Floor)

Milliken Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Munroe Hall

  • In both east and west stairwells, on the landing of each floor.
  • Department specific bulletin boards are in each department hallway

Painter Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Pearsons Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.
  • Just inside the south and east entrances.


  • All along the central hallway, outside main entrance to dining hall.

Starr Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Stewart Hall

  • In each hallway with residence rooms in them.

Sunderland Language Center

  • In front atrium
  • In basement hallway

Twilight Hall

  • Just inside both east and west entryways

Voter Hall

  • Just inside main entrance

Warner Hall

  • Just inside main entrance
  • At the ends of each hallway.
Will a single sex organization be recognized by the College?

No. Middlebury College takes the position that an inclusive, open community is fundamental to its mission as a residential institution of higher learning committed to the liberal arts tradition. Middlebury College does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, place of birth, service in the armed forces of the United States, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in any of its programs or activities.


The College reaffirms its support of the decision by the Board of Trustees on January 13, 1990, concerning single-sex student social organizations:


"Any social organization which discriminates on the basis of gender or whose practices have the consequence of exclusion on the basis of gender is antithetical to the mission of the College and not appropriate as a model for society at large. Ties with any national organization whose rules or practices are at odds with this belief should not be maintained."


Middlebury seeks students who are "prepared to become leaders in society." The College "expects its graduates to be thoughtful, ethical leaders able to meet the challenges of informed citizenship." In the world our graduates will inherit, and in which we expect them to be leaders, discriminatory organizations will have no place. We, therefore, fail in preparing our graduates fully to assume the responsibilities of leadership if we suggest that membership in such organizations by our students is consonant with our stated mission.