Starting a New Student Organization at UND
There are over 275 student organizations at the University of North Dakota representing the spectrum of activity and interest. However, if you don’t find a student organization that aligns with your interests and there are several people that feel the same, you have the opportunity to start your own student organization. There is a lot of work in initiating and organizing a student organization but the Student Involvement & Leadership Office and the Student Policy Committee have streamlined the recognition process to make it as simple as possible. It is the belief of the staff of the Memorial Union that involvement in co-curricular activities contributes to the overall success of a student while in and after college. Thus, we value and encourage the development and formation of new student organizations.
This packet contains all of the information and forms that you need to start an organization. It also explains the policies and responsibilities that you agree to once you initiate this process. You must be committed to the organization as well as to upholding University policy when starting a student organization.
Any group interested in forming a new organization must fill out an "Intent to Organize Form." The completed form must be turned into the Student Involvement & Leadership Office. Completion of this form will allow the group use of University facilities for organizational meetings.
To be a recognized student organization at the University of North Dakota, a constitution is required. This model constitution format has been approved by the UND Student Policy Committee (SPC) to serve as your model in writing your constitution. The completed constitution must be submitted to the Student Involvement & Leadership Office for review prior to submission to the Student Policy Committee.