Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Start a New Student Organization

DATES

The process for starting a new student organization is available two times during the 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.

Steps

1. Do research: Search for similar organizations in the Involvement Network. 

2. Refine your idea: What is your proposed organization's proposed mission? Is becoming a student organization the best way to accomplish your goals?

3. Gather your people: You'll need 7 total UT students and one UT employee (as an Advisor) to become an organization.

4. Sign up for training: This mandatory in-person session covers policies, procedures, and the Involvement Network.

5. Submit your organization registration 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.
  • 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 (in .jpeg or .png format)
  • Constitution: Use sample and template constitutions to draft an acceptable document.

6. Track your registration progress: You will receive a specific email notification once you've been approved.

Just want to brainstorm your organization idea? Need help with your constitution? Contact Becca Sturges from the UTSG External Affairs Committee at rebecca.sturges@rockets.utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 9/19/18