New Student Organization Requirements

Students hoping to create a new student organization must submit an application to the Student Life Committee for review and attend a hearing. The Student Life Committee will make a recommendation to the Student Council following the hearing process. Organizations deferred or denied have the opportunity to improve their materials and present in front of the committee once again.

Note: Special attention should be given to ensuring that membership is inclusive as possible. Title IX-related statements should be discussed in consultation with the Office of Civil Rights

This process will take place between the start of the semester and the mid-semester break (fall break or spring break accordingly). In order to be approved, the group will need to offer a unique involvement opportunity, have a campus advisor, and have a complete constitution.

All new organizations are placed on provisional status for two semesters. During this provisional period, new student organizations are held accountable to all applicable registered student organization requirements as well as the following criteria:

  • The organization leader (president or similar position) will schedule to meet with the Vice President for Student Life and the Office of Student Engagement staff within two weeks of approval by Student Council to develop organization goals and review the Student Organization Handbook.

NOTE: The first semester Campus Contribution is encouraged but optional for new student organizations.