Registration for New Student Organizations is open from July 1st to April 1st.
If you are interested in registering a new student organization, consider the following:
Registration allows you to gain access to certain benefits, as listed below. If your organization will not utilize the listed benefits, then consider whether registration is necessary.
Benefits of Being a Registered Student Organization:
Obtain a GatorConnect profile for your student organization
Ability to apply for office, locker, or mailbox space through the Department of Student Activities and Involvement
Access to Student Activities and Involvement staff and resources
Eligible to apply for a Catering Scholarship for on-campus events
Participation in Student Organization Fairs and annual Involvement Awards
Access to Student Organization facility rates
Ability to request funds from Student Government(SG) if SG policies and criteria are met
Review the current organization listings on GatorConnect to see if there is an existing organization that has the same name or a similar mission/purpose.
Registered student organizations are required to have a constitution, officers, and training to function. If you are planning a one-time event, or your group does not need the components listed above to function, consider whether registration is necessary
Registered student organizations many not act on behalf of an outside entity or receive funding from outside entities to host events on their behalf. Please refer to the University’s Commercial Activity Regulation (UF-4.006).
After you have reviewed the considerations above, follow the process below to register a new organization.
Have a minimum of 10 members, three of whom will serve as either President, Vice President, or Treasurer. One person cannot serve as multiple officer positions.
Have a Student Organization Advisor who is a full-time, salaried faculty or staff member at the University of Florida.
Have a student organization constitution reviewed and approved by Student Activities and Involvement. (A constitution is required as part of the registration process. A Constitution example can be found here.)
Purpose of the proposed organization (i.e. – goals, values, and function)
How the organization will contribute to the University’s mission
Target, or intended, members for this organization
Benefits to organization's intended audience
Upon approval of the proposal form, you’ll submit an
through GatorConnect as provided in the communication from a Student Activities and Involvement staff member. Advisor Verification Form must be completed by the listed and eligible student organization advisor in order to approve your registration.
After submission of an Electronic Registration, student leaders must fulfill the following requirements to ensure completion of their registration:
Completion of Student Organization Officer Training by a date specified by SAI staff. The listed President and either Vice President or Treasurer must attend Student Organization Officer Training.
Submission of an approved Student Organization Constitution based on the University of Florida constitution requirements. Use the Constitution Requirements to create your organization’s constitution. A Constitution example can be found here. Student Activities and Involvement staff can assist student organizations in this submission process.
Completion of the Online Hazing Module located at http://uf.prevent.zone of the President, Vice President and Treasurer by a date specified by SAI staff.
Note: Failure to complete the requirements listed above within the timeframe indicated in your approved proposal email may result in the revocation of your registration.