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How to Start a Student Organization

The Student Organization registration process is now quicker, easier, and more efficient using Loch-N by Presence!

Step 1 - Attend the RESET Registration Workshop

Completing the RESET Registration Workshop is where you will get all of the necessary information to officially register a student organization. The president and one additional member of the student organization's executive board must attend the RESET Registration Workshop Annually.

The RESET Workshops for the Spring 2024 Semester will occur on the following dates:

Date Location Time
Wednesday, January 17th Virtual 3:00pm - 5:00pm
TBD TBD 3:00pm - 5:00pm
TBD TBD 3:00pm - 5:00pm

To RSVP for RESET, please click this link: RESET-RSVP

Step 2 - Identify Interested CSU Students

You have identified a need or interest that you would like addressed by creating a student organization, now identify at least five (5) Clayton State students that have the same interest. You will find that amongst the very diverse student body here at Clayton State, there are many among your peers who share similar interests. In order for a student organization to become recognized and to maintain its recognized status, there must be at least five (5) members, who are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.

Step 3 - Identify an Advisor

The Faculty and Staff here at Clayton State University believe whole-heartedly in creating an outstanding educational experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and innovation. Identify a full-time faculty or staff member to serve as Advisor for the organization.

Have your designated Advisor complete the Student Organization Advisor Training Workshop in order to serve as advisor to a student organization. The advisor should contact the Director of Student Life, Ms. Sarah Ray at SarahRay@clayton.edu to be granted access to the Advisor Training located in Microsoft Teams.

Step 4 - Complete the Student Organization Registration Process

All of the steps to complete the student organization registration process will be provided in great detail in the RESET Registration Workshop. Upon successful completion of the Student Organization Registration Process during the appropriate registration deadline period, the Organization’s President will receive formal correspondence from Presence within 3 - 10 business days.

Internal: If necessary, the Registration Application will be returned to the Organization with recommendations or suggestions.

Until Approved, Student Life prohibits organizations from: reserving space, distributing marketing materials, posting and/or updating their website, receiving a mailbox, accessing allocated funds or applying for campus funds.

Registration Periods

Deadlines: Fall Registration period: October 13th, 2023 | Spring Registration period: TBD