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Starting a New Student Organization

If you are unable to find a student organization to join you are more than welcome to start one of your own! Come to the Office of Student Activities and one our staff members can assist you with the process. Becoming a recognized student organization comes with many rights and privileges including but not limited to:

  • Free web space
  • Use of University facility space
  • Space at the Involvement Fair
  • Rights to request use of the student fee

Information Packet

The recognition process includes filling out the Intent to Organize form, found in the Office of Student Activities, and completing the Information Packet. The Information Packet outlines the five requirements of recognition:

  • Intent to Organize form
  • Officer Report form
  • Advisor Approval form
  • Constitution
  • Membership list (at least 10 University Park students)
  • Attendance at New Student Organization Orientation

Once you fulfill these requirements, return them to the Office of Student Activities.

New Student Organization Process Timeline

At this time, we have closed the new student organization process for Fall 2018. Please see the Spring 2019 timeline below.

  • January 7 – February 1, 2019:
    • New groups can pick up and submit recognition requests and paperwork to 103 HUB-Robeson Center
  • January 7 – February 8, 2019:
    • New Student Organization Orientation held weekly (see schedule below)
  • April 15 – May 3, 2019:
    • New groups can pick up and submit recognition requests and paperwork to 103 HUB-Robeson Center
  • April 15 – May 10, 2019:
    • New Student Organization Orientation held weekly (see schedule below)

If a group attended a New Student Organization Orientation in Fall 2018, that will fulfil the New Student Organization Orientation requirement for any Spring 2019 recognition requests.

New Student Organization Orientations

Spring 2019 Meeting Dates and Times

Each session will last one hour. New Student Organization Orientation may be completed before or after the required paperwork listed above is turned in. Please note that the last New Student Organization Orientation happens after the paperwork deadline.

Should you have any initial questions please feel free to contact us.

Dates Times Locations
Tuesday, January 8 6:00 PM Flex Theater, HUB-Robeson Center
Wednesday, January 16 1:30 PM 131 HUB-Robeson Center
Monday, January 21 3:30 PM 131 HUB-Robeson Center
Thursday, January 31 10:30 AM 131 HUB-Robeson Center
Tuesday, February 5 6:00 PM 131 HUB-Robeson Center