Starting an Organization
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
The recognition process includes filling out the New Organization Recognition process through OrgCentral. To start this process, log in to OrgCentral . Navigate to the tab that says “Organizations” at the top. On the left, click “Register an Organization”. Scroll down below “Re-Register Existing” and under “Register New”, click “Register a New Organization”. The following requirements are needed to start a New Student Organization and will be submitted through the online process:
- 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.
If your new organization is categorized as a Physical Activity or Dance Organization, there is additional paperwork required, which can be fond here.
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.
|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|