Starting a New Registered Student Organization
Step by Step Procedure
- Meet with a trained Involvement Specialist to learn about the New Registered Student Organization process, receive the Intent to Register Form, Constitution Template and helpful tips on writing your own organization constitution.
- Once you have written the first draft of your constitution, submit the constitution and the Intent to Register Form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A professional staff member will then contact you to schedule a meeting and the organization will be granted provisional status. With provisional status, a student organization has 30 days to reserve meeting space for basic organizational meetings and post flyers for recruitment purposes only. No events or fundraisers may be held during this time.
- Meet with a professional staff member of CAIC to revise and edit the constitution to get it to a final draft version. You may have several in-person or e-meetings with the CAIC staff member to get your constitution ready for a Student Organization Committee (SOC) review. Once a final draft is completed, it will be reviewed by the SOC for a vote.
- The final draft of the constitution will then be read by the SOC. The SOC may vote in the following ways regarding your constitution:
- Approve your constitution
- Approve the constitution with suggestions for minor revisions*
- Deny: Major revisions required
The organization will be notified of the decision within five working days following the SOC meeting.
* The organization will be e-mailed the SOC decision and any suggestions for the final edits of the constitution.
- The final stage of the registration process is to meet with an Involvement Specialist in the CAIC office to learn about the resources and benefits of being a student organization, set up your SeaOrg account, and register your organization!
Note: A new organization has one month to register after being notified of the SOC decision.