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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 New Organization Recognition process through OrgCentral OrgCentral outlines the requirements of recognition :

  • Intent to Organize form
  • Officer list
  • Advisor Approval form
  • Constitution (the sample can be found here)
  • Memberships list (at least 10 University Park students)
  • Attendance at New Student Organization Orientation

Once you submit your request for registration and attend an orientation, the Office of Student Activities will review the request.

New Student Organization Process Timeline

At this time, we have closed the new student organization process for Fall 2018 and early Spring 2019. See the late Spring 2019 timeline below: 

  • April 15 – May 3, 2019:
    • New groups can submit their recognition requests through OrgCentral (link will be live only during the prescribed time frame)
  • 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
Tuesday, April 16 1:30 PM 131 HUB-Robeson Center
Wednesday, April 24 6:00 PM 134 HUB-Robeson Center
Monday, April 29 3:30 PM 131 HUB-Robeson Center
Thursday, May 9 10:00 AM 131 HUB-Robeson Center