Registration for New and Re-establishing Student Organizations is open bi-annually on July 1st and on December 1st. Check GatorConnect Announcements for more details on registration deadlines.
If you are interested in registering a new student organization or re-establishing a previously active 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
Ability 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 may 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 student 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.