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Starting a New Student Organization

By supporting a vibrant and diverse community of student organizations the university seeks to “promote free expression in an atmosphere of tolerance, responsibility, and trust” (UTA Mission Statement). Being registered as an organization grants a group certain privileges of operating in a more formalized manner on campus. It also obligates the group to abide by institutional responsibilities and procedures for student organizations. The formation of a new organization is generally a student-initiated process, though each organization must secure the sponsorship of a faculty/staff advisor.

Step 1 – Explore existing organizations

Firstly, make sure you have taken some time to explore the many current student organizations by browsing the organizations directory in MavOrgs. The university will not register a new organization if one already exists to serve the same purpose. Before applying to form a new organization, check to see what options already exist.

Step 2 – Attend a New Organization Interest Session

These small group sessions are offered regularly for those interested in learning the process, rules and requirements for starting up a new organization. Though it helps to have a basic concept of your organization (e.g., name, purpose, mission), you don't need have to have anything else prepared in advance in order to attend one of these sessions.  

FALL 2019 - NEW ORGANIZATION INTEREST SESSIONS
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Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Sep. 10, 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 2 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

Step 3 – Complete an Application & Organize

Interest groups progress through a pending phase as they organize themselves, recruit members, draft a constitution and work to meet the application requirements for registration.

Step 4 – Compliance Trainings

Once application materials have been reviewed and approved, the organization's leaders will attend a session covering the basic requirements, privileges and services necessary to get started. They will also need to complete the Risk Management Training.

ORIENTATION FOR NEW ORGANIZATION OFFICERS
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September 17 — 2 p.m.

October 15 — 2 p.m.
November 12 — 2 p.m.

December 3 — 2 p.m.

Step 5 – Review by the Committe on Student Organizations

Upon satisfactory review of its application and completion of necessary trainings an organization may then be permitted to temporarily register on MavOrgs. The official acceptance of organization's registration is granted by the university's Committee on Student Organizations.