Starting a New Universitywide Organization

Students interested in forming a new, Universitywide student organization should contact Intercultural Leadership & Engagement. The Division of Student Affairs (formerly Campus Life Services) is the only entity on campus that can bestow recognition status to a Universitywide organization.
Things to consider before starting a Universitywide student organization:
  • What is the mission of the organization?
  • Does the proposed organization meet a need that is currently unmet?
  • Is there a similar organization already recognized and active on campus?
  • Will the student organization remain active even after I leave the institution?
Recognized student organization benefits:
  • Ability to request a storage locker in the SMC Campus Center.
  • Access and training to add events to the Elm Calendar.
  • Access to digital display, flyer, and poster templates.
Registering your student organization
Annual organization registration is mandatory for all Universitywide student organizations. Registering your existing or new student organization is simple.  
  • To register your group, view this video and follow the steps below:

    • Visit UMBengaged
    • Login to your account
    • On the left hand side of the page, click “Groups”
    • Click “Register new Student Organization”
    • Complete the form
    • Following submission, you will be notified within 3 business days of your group’s approval
* If you experience difficulty registering your student organization, contact Gregory A. Brightbill.