Student Activities & Leadership

How to Start a Club

  1. Refer to the “Organizational Chartering” section of the Undergraduate Association Constitution on this page.
  2. Hold two interest meetings.
    • Post a minimum of 15 signs advertising your meetings.
    • Have at least 10 people in attendance at each meeting in addition to officers. Please record attendance on a separate sheet as well as in the minutes.
    • Take minutes for each interest meeting.
    • UA organizations must be open to all undergraduate students.
  3. Obtain 50 signatures from Undergraduate Association members (full-time, fee-paying, undergraduate students). These students do not have to want to be a part of the club, just support its creation. A petition form is available for download on this page.
  4. Submit required documents to the VP of Executive Operations by the appropriate deadline. A list of deadlines is available here and in hard copy in the UA Office.
    • Senate proposal form, including additional information sheet
    • Organization’s constitution (see “Model Constitution” as reference)
    • 50-signature petition
    • Attendance sheets from interest meetings
    • Minutes from interest meetings
    • Copy of flyer/poster used to advertise your interest meetings

What happens next?

Once your documents are received by the VP of Executive Operations, the proposal will be placed on the Steering meeting agenda. Your organization representative(s) will be asked to present the proposal at this meeting. If approved by Steering, they will present the proposal to Senate in more detail.

Upon achieving club recognition, get information regarding officer and club responsibilities and budget from the Executive Board.