Student Organizations

Start a New Student Organization

If you are not finding a student organization that fits your interests, you can start a brand new organization. Any student can start a new student organization at any time. Below are the steps to start a new student organization.

  1. Find at least 5 student members (including a President and Treasurer) and an advisor for the organization.
    Note: The advisor must be a full-time USF faculty/staff member. 
  2. A constitution (you will submit this in the registration form). Organizations are strongly encouraged to use the Constitution Template. Review the constitution template and guidelines  (login required) on BullsConnect. 
    Note: Organizations affiliated with an external organization must submit a letter of affiliation with their constitution from the external affiliate authorizing their organization to form a chapter at USF.
  3. Attend a New Student Organization meeting prior to submitting the registration. Dates and times of these meetings are posted on the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement group’s events on BullsConnect
  4. Once you have completed these three steps, you are good to start the process of registration.

    To access the form, visit the 'How to Start a Student Organization' section of the Student Organization Workspace on BullsConnect.

If you have additional questions about starting a new student organization, please email