How to Create a Student Organization

For new undergraduate student organizations looking to obtain recognition in the 2013-2014 academic year, steps 1-5 must be completed before February 21, 2014.

 

Step 1: Online Presentation and Quiz

Watch the New Student Group Workshop Online Presentation. To complete this training component of the recognition process, please complete this online quiz. Questions are based off of the content in the video below.

 

Step 2: Advisor

Locate a full-time member of the University staff or faculty to serve as your advisor.

 

Step 3: OrgSync Profile

Create your organization profile on OrgSync.  Once logged in, click on “Browse Organizations” and “Register New Organization” to create your profile.

 

Step 4: Letter of Support

Submit a letter(s) of support to Quinn Emmons at q.emmons@neu.edu.  Depending on the classification of your organization, the author of this letter may vary, but typically are required as follows:

  • Philanthropic + Community Engagement
    Becca Berkey, Center of Community Service
  • Religious + Spiritual Organizations
    Alexander Kern, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service
  • Club Sports
    Jerry Foster, Campus Recreation Office
  • Fraternity/Sorority
    Quinn Emmons, Center for Student Involvement
  • International + Cultural Organizations
    Amy Wooldridge, International Students & Scholar Institute
  • Academic Enrichment Organizations
    Experiential & Professional Organizations

    Please contact the Dean of the College (or the Dean’s designee) most closely related to your organization’s mission.
  • Advocacy + Global Impact
    Competition + Skill-Based
    Creative + Visual Arts
    Northeastern Community Connection
    Outdoor Adventure + Wellness
    Performing Arts
    Political Action
    Print + Broadcast Media
    Special Interest Organizations

    Please contact your faculty or staff advisor to provide a letter of support.

If your proposed student organization is a chapter of a national organization, a letter of support (or charter) from the national organization will also be required.

 

Step 5: Membership Roster

If your student organization has 12 members, please complete the Membership Roster form.  If your organization has fewer than 12 members (after receiving tentative recognition), 12 students must “virtually” join your organization on OrgSync.  This step must be completed prior to recognition.

 

Step 6: Tentative Recognition

Once all previous steps are completed, your organization’s request will be reviewed.  Organizations that pass the review process will receive tentative recognition.

 

Step 7: Presentation to the Board

Once you have obtained tentative recognition status, an SGA (undergraduate organizations) or GSG (graduate organizations) member will assist you in creating your constitution and preparing for your presentation to the full board.

 

Step 8: Recognition

Following your presentation, SGA or GSG will make the final recommendation to the Center for Student Involvement regarding your organization’s status.

 

Need assistance during this process? Please contact Quinn Emmons at 617-373-2642 or via email at q.emmons@neu.edu.

 

How to Restore an Organization That is Archived

Organizations become archived after they have missed two registration deadlines.  If the most recent registration date for an archived group surpasses two years, the group will need to proceed through the steps highlighted above.  If the most recent registration was less than two years ago, the constitution needs to be updated, and new registration materials need to be completed.  For more information, please email Quinn Emmons.