How to Start a New Organization
While TAMUG has many choices to offer among its student organizations, there may be something that you would like to add. Just follow the easy steps on this page and you will be well on your way to starting a new student organization!
how much interest there is among the student body.
It might be helpful to schedule a meeting to find out how many other
people share your interests. You should meet ahead of time with the Office of Student Life
to schedule a location and have flyers and emails approved.
Keep a list of all students showing interest and their phone numbers.
know that you have other students to join the organization, start by working on
a constitution. Need some help?
Try this link for How
to Write a Constitution. Once
you have completed a draft, bring it by the Office of Student Life so someone
can review it with you.
found an advisor yet? Every student
organization must have a faculty or staff advisor. Think about what qualities you would like in an advisor.
Does this person need to have any special skills?
When you solicit this personís time, make sure that you make it clear
to them what your expectations are. You
can even print out the expectations of an
advisor and take it to them. This
can help them make an informed decision about whether they can volunteer the
amount of time that your organization needs.
find your advisor, fill out the Application
for Recognition of a Student Organization.
This requires you to give the purpose of your organization, who can join,
and what activities you will engage in. You
will need the signature of your faculty/staff advisor.
done! Just bring your Constitution
(on paper and on a floppy disk), list of members, and your application to the
Office of Student Life to gain approval.
have been approved, you will need to elect officers and complete a Club
Renewal form, which you will return to the Office of Student Life.
These officers will be required to attend certain training sessions to
understand procedures for managing a student organization.