Forming a New Student Organization

Congratulations on starting your new student organization! Student Involvement is here to help you through the process to start and register your new student organization. Although it may seem like a lot of work, it really isn’t that hard, and you can have the satisfaction of having started something new at Florida Atlantic University.

The first step in the new student organization formation process is to complete and submit a Statement of Intent to Organize form (also available in the Club House, Student Union room 227). This form gives you SIX weeks to advertise and hold meetings to recruit members. Once you have all the proper signatures, you must submit the form to the Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement, located in the Club House, Student Union room 227, to continue the new student organization formation process. When you turn in your Statement of Intent to Organize, you will be given instructions on the remainder of the formation process.

Other steps in the new student organization formation process include holding interest meetings, getting a roster of registered FAU students, obtaining a full-time AMP or SP faculty or staff advisor, writing a constitution, and getting approval from Student Involvement. If you are looking to start a sport club, defined as an organization that will compete against other college’s club or local clubs, you will need the approval of Campus Recreation to form and then you will need to apply to the Sports Club Council for admission after one year of existence. If you are looking to start a new social Greek organization, you will also need the approval of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Lastly, all Multicultural and Spiritual interest groups need the approval of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Student organizations at Florida Atlantic University are all student run. They survive and grow because of student interest. You can make a difference at Florida Atlantic University!

Good luck on your journey of creating a new student organization! If you have any questions about the process or need assistance, please contact studentorgs@fau.edu.

 Last Modified 12/12/14