Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Start a New Student Organization (Main Campus)


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

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

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


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:  Student organizations are required to have both their president and treasurer attend position-specific training. These mandatory sessions cover policies, procedures, and the Involvement Network. For new student organizations, trainings can be attended before or after the organization submission in 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 UToledo students and their position titles within the organization
    • Required: Primary Contact, President, Treasurer, UToledo Advisor
    • Optional but recommended: Vice President, Marketing Coordinator, Secretary, Service Chair, Non-UToledo Advisor
  • Email address of UToledo employee that has agreed to be an Advisor
  • Profile picture (in .jpg 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 UToledo Student Government at or (419)-530-4165. 

If looking to reactivate an organization, set up a meeting with Alex Zernechel. 

Last Updated: 9/9/22