Starting a New Organization

Interested in starting a new organization?

Interested parties will complete the Student Organization Chartering Process in order to start their Recognized Student Organization.

The process has recently been updated and redesigned to: 

  • Ensure objective decision making in regard to granting organizational charters
  • Enhance the inclusiveness and diversity of opportunities available to students 
  • Safeguard the first amendment rights of all students, specifically in regard to speech and association/assembly. 

The chartering process is managed by the Organization Development Team, made up of student employees of Union & Involvement Services. The team is trained on the chartering process in addition to a wide array of resources available to support the effective operation and provide quality experiences for members of student organizations. 

The four-phase chartering process (the first phase is voluntary) is self-paced and intended to move students from the point of initiating a new organization to receiving full charter status as quickly and easily as possible. 

All you need to know on chartering polices and standards.

Click through each phase below to get all the information you need on starting your organization.

Voluntary Information Meeting Link

Application Link

Provisional Status Link

Full-Charter Link