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

Students wishing to establish first-time recognition with a group must complete the following procedures before they can begin to function as a student group. If you are considering restarting a student group that is currently inactive, please reach out to the Campus Activities and Programs office at [email protected] before proceeding.

  • At least 5 members (UNCG undergraduate or graduate students)
  • A head officer and treasurer (student only positions)
  • A university faculty/staff advisor (must be a full-time UNCG employee)
  • 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 that must include: clear mission statement, outline of position responsibilities, CAP’s nondiscrimination clause, and the process of officer removal (groups can utilize this sample constitution if needed)
  • 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

  • Complete registration via Spartan Connect
    • From the home page, click on “Forms” on the top menu then click on “Organization Registration”. 
    • Complete the subsequent form with all requested information.
      • It is recommended to have the above items together before starting this process
  • The application review may take up to 4 weeks
  • After approval, the head officer must complete New Student Group Orientation.

cap student group pillars of excellence

The CAP Student Group Pillars of Excellence provide a framework for student organization leaders as they navigate the development of their student organization. These pillars should be used as a guiding tool for determining the purpose of the organization and how the group will engage with the campus community.

CAP believes that leadership skills acquired should be used to not only better oneself, but better their peers. Student groups who excel in the leadership pillar use their platform to lead fellow Spartans, contain leaders who move their group forward, and regularly engage in leader development.

CAP strives to ensure those within student groups are developing as “active citizens” or someone who engages within their community. Student groups who excel in this pillar actively engage within the Guilford County and Greensboro community, seek opportunities to serve alongside community members, and provide opportunities to explore their values, passions, and interests.

Co-curricular involvement compliments a strong academic career. It is proven that involvement in activities outside of the classroom helps students do better academically. Student groups who excel in this pillar are successful in the classroom and actively support their peers and greater community in the area of academic success.

Collaboration is an important skill that all successful student groups must have. Working alongside peers to create meaningful experiences provides vibrancy to our entire campus community. Student groups who excel in this pillar often collaborate on events and seek to support other groups.

tips for success

As new student group leader at UNC Greensboro, your first semester can be your most important. Use the following helpful tips to ensure you and your group start off strong.

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character traits of a student group leader

  • Self-Aware
  • Courageous
  • Reliant/Dependable
  • Effective Communicator
  • Ethical
  • Collaborator
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tips for success

  • Constantly set goals with your executive board
  • Focus on recruitment AND retention
  • Program with a purpose and related to your mission
  • Practice healthy conflict management
  • Understand the nuances of leading your peers
  • Focus on growing your service efforts
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