Start an Organization
We’re glad you’re interested in starting a new group! Please be aware that this process is extensive and requires a substantial commitment from you. From start to finish it could take several weeks or even months to get a new group officially recognized.
Benefits of Recognition
Recognized Student Organizations can take advantage of a variety of benefits:
- MU Engage web page for the organization.
- Reserve University facilities at little to no cost.
- Opportunity to receive student fee funding. Student organization funding is generated through student fees.
- Access to exclusive resources like screen printing, professional design services, ORG office and storage space and more.
In the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Organization Resource Group began using a new recognition process for prospective student organizations. Instead of rolling recognition, as has existed in the past, we are utilizing recognition periods.
2020-2021 Recognition Periods
Applications open at 8 a.m. on the first date and close at 5 p.m. on the last date.
|Period 1||Aug. 30-Sept. 11, 2020|
|Period 2||Nov. 1-Nov. 13, 2020|
|Period 3||Jan. 31-Feb. 12, 2021|
Recognition Period Frequently Asked Questions
After Recognition/Maintaining Recognition