How it Works

Congratulations, this is a big step! But before you get started creating your organization, review the current registered organizations in GatorConnect, search for any existing organization that has a similar purpose, goal, or name. If no student organization currently exists, awesome, then you can follow the steps below to create an organization.

Note: Registration for new student organizations is open annually between July 1 – April 1.

Let’s Get started

All Registered Student Organizations must Have:

Name

Unique and identifiable with a defined mission and purpose

Members

Minimum 10 members, three of whom will serve as either President, Vice President, or Treasurer (full-time currently enrolled University of Florida Students)

Advisor

A full-time, salaried faculty or staff member at the University of Florida

Constitution

Reviewed and approved file that meets the University of Florida Constitution Requirements

Process for Creating A New Student Organization

STEP 1: Let us know what your looking to create

STEP 2: After approval of the New Student Organization Proposal Form, the organization will be asked to:

  • Attend New Student Organization Officer Training, training dates will be provided
  • Submit Registration Information through GatorConnect
  • Ensure the Advisor Verification Form is submitted by the listed advisor (eligibility requirements)
  • Final Submission of an Approved Constitution based on the University of Florida constitution requirements
    (view example constitution)
  • Complete the Online Hazing Module: Hazing Prevention 101™ Course – College Edition by the President, Vice President and Treasurer

Benefits of Being a Registered Organization

 

  • Regular use of University facilities
  • Ability to apply for office, locker, or mailbox space in the Reitz Union
  • Ability to request funds from Student Government (SG) if SG policies and criteria are met
  • Access to Student Activities and Involvement staff and resources
  • Eligible to apply for a Catering Scholarship for events
  • Participation in Student Organization Fairs
  • Recognition in annual Involvement Awards
  • Leadership training provided by Student Activities and Involvement

Resources

For all the items you need to create and manage your chapter successfully visit our resources page.


Questions

Have questions about the process or don’t know where to begin?
We’re happy to help. Reach out to our office by phone 352-392-1671 or by email.