How to Start an Organization

Steps to take

Step 1:  Fill out the New Student Organization (NSO) Application complete with an Advisor signature.

Step 2: Submit 2 copies of the  New Student Organization Application, including the organization's Constitution, to the Center for Student Development front desk, on the first floor of the Student Union, addressed to External Affairs of the Student Organizations Council (shargrove1@twu.edu) NO LATER than 10 business days (two weeks) prior to the next NSO Hearing.

Step 3: Within 2-3 business days you should be invited by the Student Organizations Council to attend an NSO Hearing.

New Student Organization Hearings

New Student Organization Hearings

February 21, 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
(applications must be turned in by February 7, 2018 at 5:00pm)

March 21, 2018, 4:00pm-6:00pm 
(applications must be turned in by March 7, 2018 at 5:00pm)

April 18, 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
(applications must be turned in by April 4, 2018 at 5:00pm)

Things to consider

  • Which category (Departmental, Greek, Honorary, Religious, Special Interest, Sports Clubs, or University Sanctioned) best describes your organization?
  • What will you name your new organization?
  • It is suggested that you have at least 5 students interested in your organization.
  • What do you require of students to gain membership in your organization?
  • What are the reasons a student should join your organization?
  • How will your new organization benefit the TWU community?
  • Who will serve as your faculty/staff advisor?
  • How will you elect leadership and/or officers?
  • Have you thought about what you would place in a Constitution?