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Start an Organization
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Start an Organization 

Procedures for Starting a New Organization

Step 1: Determine a Purpose 

When starting a new organization it is necessary to explain what you are trying to accomplish. What need are you trying to provide on campus? A full listing of organizations can be found here:

 Student Organizations Descriptions

Browse through the list to determine if there is already an organization that has a similar or the same purpose.

Step 2: Recruit

In order to register your student organization, you will need a total of four members, you and three other people to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, you will need to find a Marian University-Indianapolis faculty or staff member to serve as your advisor. Our office can assist you with your efforts.

Step 3: Meet with the Office of Student Activities & Orientation

Once you have a purpose, members and an advisor, email Jill Mattingly,, to set up a meeting. At this meeting we will go over registration requirements and you will receive the registration form. Additionally, we will discuss funding eligibility.

Step 4: Complete the Registration Process and Fill Out the Club & Organization Registration Form

The form can be found here:

Club and Organization Registration Form

The organization must designate a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Every officer must have a 2.50 GPA or above. In addition, the organization must develop a constitution to submit along with the form. Organizations are required to update their information with our office on a yearly basis or whenever information changes. When the form and constitution are completed, please turn them in to our office in RLSC 204.


Congratulations! You are now an official student organization on campus.