New Student Group Resources

Are you ready to begin the process of starting a new group?

Students wishing to establish first-time recognition with a group OR wishing to reactivate a group that has lost recognition must complete the following procedures before they can begin to function as a student group.


  • At least 5 members (undergraduate or graduate students)
  • A Head Officer and Treasurer (student only positions)
  • A university faculty/staff advisor
  • A purpose that differs from other groups on campus. Please review the organization directory to make sure you are not duplicating another group
  • A constitution
    • Must include: Clear mission statement, outline of position responsibilities, CAP’s non-discrimination clause, and the process of officer removal
  • All sports groups must be affiliated with the Club Sports Council and meet with the Assistant Director for Intramurals and Club Sports in the Department of Campus Recreation
  • All social Greek-letter groups must be meet the criteria for establishing those groups (see the student group manual for detailed requirements)

Registration Process:

  • Complete registration via Spartan Connect 
    • Select Organizations > Register an Organization > Register a NEW Organization
    • It is recommended to have the above items together before starting this process
  • The application review can take up to 4 weeks
  • After approval, the head officer must attend a New Student Orientation with Program Coordinator
  • New student groups cannot program until after attending an Event Programming Meeting hosted by CAP and University Reservations

Additional New Student Group Resources

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