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Student Organizations

Our more than 100 student organizations provide countless opportunities for involvement, learning and leadership. The Office of Student Activities, working with the Association of Bentley Activities (ABA), helps recognize, support and manage all of our student organizations and vibrant community of student leaders.

Association of Bentley Activities

The Association of Bentley Activities (ABA) is a governing organization that manages and supports all recognized undergraduate student organizations. Cluster representatives serve as liaisons between the ABA and organization presidents by providing resources, keeping up to date contact information, sharing necessary updates, and representing the groups’ needs in the larger student organization community. The ABA is also responsible for supporting charitable initiatives and recognizing new student organizations.

All recognized student organizations are required to stay in good standing with the Office of Student Activities and the Association of Bentley Activities (ABA). Recognized organizations enjoy the following privileges:

  • Right to use the Bentley name
  • Tax-exempt organization status
  • Meeting and event space
  • Advice and program assistance from the Office of Student Activities
  • Participation in the fall and spring Activities Fairs

Starting an Organization

The Office of Student Activities and ABA work together to support those interested in starting new student organizations. The organization recognition process takes interested groups through the steps necessary to recruit members, build an organization structure, garner support from the student leader community, and finalize necessary budget information. If you are interested in starting a new group and would like more information, email ga_aba@bentley.edu.

Activities Fair

Held at the start of the fall and spring semesters, the Activities Fair showcases our more than 100 student organizations. It is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with representatives of organizations in which you are interested and learn more about getting involved.

Student Organization Resources

Anti-Hazing Campaign

We do not tolerate hazing of any kind. If you believe you or someone you know has been a victim of hazing, you can make a complaint to a resident assistant, academic adviser, professor, staff member or University Police, or through the anonymous anti-hazing tip line.

Event Policies

  • Open flame policy: No open flames (candles, cigarettes, sterno fames and incense) are permitted. If candle wax causes damages, your organization will need to pay for repairs and you will have your reservation privileges suspended. 
  • Posting policy: If you have any questions regarding posting policy, contact Paul Stanish at 781.891.2361.

Liquor Licenses for Campus Facilities

The following rooms are available for alcohol use on campus (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only): 

  • BlueLine
  • Executive Dining Room
  • Danielson A and B
  • Faculty and Staff Dining Room
  • Adamian Graduate Center Commons