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Start an Organization

Begin by exploring existing organizations:

Before forming a new student organization, we encourage you to browse the existing list of organizations

You may find that there is currently a group of people with the same interests as yours which is eager for new members. They want talent, ideas, enthusiasm, and commitment.

If you still want to start an organization:

1. Read the Student Code of Conduct to understand the privileges and responsibilities of being a chartered student organization.

2. Read the SMU Student Organizations Manual to understand the process of becoming a chartered student organization. 

3. Complete the Application to Initiate the Chartering Process to be reviewed by the Student Senate Organizations Committee.

If you have questions or need additional support, stop by the Student Activities office or contact studentactivities@smu.edu.