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.


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