Interested in starting a new student organization at VCU?

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!

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 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.

New student organizations are also encouraged to review USC&A Finance Training in order to understand the process of requesting & using funding awarded through VCU SGA Appropriations. You can view more information in the USC&A Finance Training Manual.

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

Questions?  Email studentorgs@vcu.edu