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Starting an Organization 101

Begin by exploring existing organizations:

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

You may find a group with the same interests eager for new members. They want talent, ideas, enthusiasm, and commitment.

If you still want to start an organization:

1. Read the Student Senate By-laws to understand the privileges and responsibilities of being a chartered student organization.

2. Read Starting an Organization 101 to understand the process of becoming a chartered student organization. 

3. Complete a Registration for a New Organization to be reviewed by the Student Senate Organizations Committee.

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

Note: Registration for a New Organization forms are now closed. The form will reopen on August 26, 2019.

If you are a SMU department or program seeking a Connect page only:

1.You do not need to complete the Registration for a New Organization, unless you would like to seek recognition as a student organization in addition to having a Connect page.

2. Email involvement@smu.edu to request a new Connect.SMU page for your department or program.