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Student Organizations

Student Programs & Engagement supports over 100 student organizations which provide countless opportunities for student leaders to explore, engage, and be empowered at Bentley.

Starting an Organization

The Association of Bentley Activities (ABA) is a governing organization made up of students who manage the new organization recognition process. The purpose of ABA is to provide Bentley students the opportunity to satisfy a demonstrated need for new organizations. This is accomplished through a student-driven process designed to produce organizations that are prepared, sustainable, and able to contribute to student life at Bentley. If you are interested in starting a new organization, email

Activities Fair

Held at the start of the fall and spring semesters, the Activities Fair showcases our more than 100 student clubs & 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
  • Harry's Pub (Wednesday through Sunday)

Student Organization Guidebook

Student Programs & Engagement’s Student Organization Guidebook provides a centralized policy resource for recognized undergraduate student organizations and their members. The policies and provisions contained in the Guidebook govern the conduct and operations of student organizations. Contact information and links for policies administered by other departments is provided throughout the document; students are encouraged to contact the relevant staff member or department if they have questions or would like more information. The Guidebook is reviewed annually by Student Programs & Engagement, in conjunction with the leadership of SGA, ABA, and AIA. Changes to this document may be made at any time; revisions will be communicated to student organizations in a timely manner. Feedback on current policies is always welcome and should be addressed to Matt Galewski, Assistant Director of Student Programs & Engagement.