NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Interested in starting a new student organization at VCU?

Update: Thank you for visiting our page to learn about starting a new student organization.  We will be resuming the new student organization process in the Fall of 2022. We look forward to seeing new student organizations for the 2022-2023 school year.

We are excited that you would like to start a new student organization here at VCU. We welcome fresh, new perspectives on the student experience and welcome new student organizations to register throughout the school year!

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To ensure you meet the requirements to start a new student organization, below are the requirements to be a new student organization:

  • A minimum of 8 members, who have to be current VCU students.
  • Maintain a President, Vice President, and Treasurer (included in 8-member minimum).
  • Complete Student Organization Orientation online.
  • Complete & upload a copy of Constitution/Bylaws.
  • Submit the GPA Authorization Form through RamsConnect (required for the President, Vice President, and Treasurer)
  • All new student organizations will be required to participate in the LIAison Program during the first year. After the first year, participation will be optional.
  • Maintain accurate roster of members, including all officer positions on RamsConnect.
  • Maintain an active and accurate RamsConnect account

Once you submit your request to be a new student organization, here is what you should expect:

  • Leadership & Student Organizations will review your initial submission. If approved, you will be contacted to schedule a meeting to discuss your new student organization.
  • After the meeting, Leadership & Student Organizations will do a final review of your request.
  • If approved, you will work to fulfill all remaining requirements to be a registered student organization. You will also be assigned a Leadership & Involvement Ambassador as your LIAison for the first year.
  • Upon fulfilling all requirements, your request will be approved, and you will have an active RamsConnect page for your new student organization.

One of the requirements for being a registered student organization is completing Student Organization Orientation. At least one officer (President, Vice-President, Treasurer) is required to complete orientation. The Student Organization Orientation can be found by going to Leadership & Student Organization Training in Canvas and going under Assignments.

New student organizations are also encouraged to review the Student Org Finance Training in order to understand the process of requesting & using funding awarded through the SGA Independent Financial Board. You can the Student Org Finance Training in the Leadership & Student Organization Training in Canvas.

When you are ready to register your new student organization, you can begin by completing the New Student Organization Request Form.

Questions?

Don't see what you are looking for or have further questions? Email us at studentorgs@vcu.edu or visit us in the Underground.