Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Start a New Student Organization

The process for starting a new student organization is available two times during the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Fall: Opens August 1 at 8:00am. Deadline is October 1 at 11:59pm.
  • Spring: Opens December 1 at 8:00am. Deadline is March 1 at 11:59pm.

The process can take several weeks, so start early to make sure you're registered by the deadline.

How-To Article: Registering a New Organization in the Involvement Network

Items to have ready for new organization registration:

  • Purpose/mission of proposed organization: 
    • We will not duplicate organizations with similar missions. We will request that your group join an existing organization if the mission and purpose are consistent with an established student organization unless the organization has a national affiliate. Research current UT organizations to see if a group already exists.
  • Email addresses of all members, but at least 7 UT students and their position titles within the organization
  • Required: Primary Contact, President, Treasurer, UT Advisor
  • Optional but recommended: Vice President, Marketing Coordinator, Secretary, Service Chair, Non-UT Advisor
  • Email address of UT employee that has agreed to be an Advisor
  • Profile picture
  • Constitution: Use sample and template constitutions to draft an acceptable document.

Click here to begin the registration process

Make sure to click on "Main Campus: New Student Organization Registration"

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership at 419.530.4944 or

Last Updated: 7/11/18