So you’d like to start a student organization! Here is a short guide to help you out.

*SOC will meet at 3:30pm on Wednesday’s. Recognition¬†requests are due each Monday at 11:00am to be included on Wednesday’s agenda for that week.****¬†


Have a student organization. Get a group of people together, and start having meetings–in your dorm room, over dinner, or anywhere you can find. You’ll need a group of interested and passionate people to have a successful organization.

Make sure you have SEVEN members. You’ll need a minimum of seven to be approved by SOC.

Find a faculty/staff advisor. This person can be anyone who shares your passion or interest in your organization.

Fill out the appropriate recognition form below. If your organization is something that will stick around for years, fill out the “Organization Recognition Petition.” If you only plan to do a temporary project, fill out the “Temporary Project Recognition.” Part of the “Organization Recognition Petition” is (FIFTH and a half) creating a constitution. Please read the instructions for your constitution included in the form. Your constitution MUST have a very clear non-discrimination clause.

Organization Recognition Petition

Temporary Project Recognition Petition

Wait for an email from SOC. We will schedule a meeting with you.

Come to your meeting. It should be about five minutes. It’s just a chance for us to ask some clarifying questions and hear more information from you personally.

Await a response from SOC. We’ll send you an email within a few days letting you know of our decision. We look forward to your application!