So You Want to Start a Student Organization

Here at Missouri State we offer students a wide variety of ways to get involved on campus. Student Organizations are a great way to bring you together with other students who have similar ideas and goals. Not only can you learn from each other, but you can also develop friendships and contacts. If you have an idea for an organization that is not currently developed, we’d love to help you get started and here’s how:

Step 1: Contact the Graduate Assistant (GA) for Co-Curricular Involvement in the Office of Student Engagement, Chris Groh: to set up a meeting in which the registration process and questions can be discussed.

Step 2: Create and submit a Constitution and/or Bylaws document. Email completed documents to GA, Chris Groh.

Step 3: Find an Advisor and appoint a President. Each organization must have a minimum of 4 MSU students as members. Together you will develop a purpose for your organization.

Step 4: Once your documents have been approved by OSE, register your organization on CampsLINK and upload your approved Constitution and/or Bylaws.

Step 5: Complete neccessary paperwork: Annual Update Form, Substitute W-9, Mailbox Agreement Form, Faculty/Staff Agreement Form. Turn in completed paperwork to Regan Baker.

Step 6: Congratulations!!! You now have all privileges as a Student Organization.

More information can be found in the Student Organization Handbook.