Student Organization Registration and Recognition

Student organizations at Rutgers University provide students with an opportunity to explore interests, sharpen skills, and learn about themselves and others while enhancing the academic mission of the university. Organizational involvement allows students to develop skills that will prepare them for their career and civic responsibilities for beyond the University. For an organization to be fully operational at Rutgers University, recognition must occur. Recognition grants many on-campus privileges to student organizations. All recognized organizations must complete the online registration process on an annual basis in order to retain the privileges associated with recognition. To learn more about the benefits of recognition, go here.

Re-Registering Your Student Organization

ALL Student Organizations registered with the Department of Student Centers & Involvement are required to re-register for the upcoming academic year (2017-2018).  Please submit your re-registration before you leave for the summer.

There are two deadlines for re-registration:

  • Preferred deadline: July 1, 2017. Fulfilling re-registration requirements by this date will ensure your organization has a presence at the Fall 2017 Involvement Fair, receives SABO access at the beginning of the fall semester, and ensures general meeting room space.
  • Final deadline: October 1, 2017. If you do not fulfill re-registration requirements by this date, your organization will be on “inactive” status for 2017-2018 academic year.

We recommend completing this process by July 1, 2017 and your organization absolutely must have submitted all re-registration by October 1, 2017 to maintain recognition for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please keep in mind when you complete this process that you should submit the officers that will be serving next year–not your current board.

If your group was new to the University in the 2016-2017 academic year then your group must have successfully completed the New Organization Recognition process in order to be eligible for re-registration. Organizations MUST re-register EVERY April/May to be considered an active organization for the following academic year.

This guide will provide you with detailed instructions as to how to submit re-registrationIf you encounter any issues with the Re-Registration Process, please email orgregistration@echo.rutgers.edu

If your organization is currently inactive and is wishing to re-form, please contact orgregistration@echo.rutgers.edu for further instructions.

New Organization Recognition

To start a new Engineering organization, please go to: http://egc.rutgers.edu/Documents/Society%20Guidelines.pdf.   Questions about the process can be sent to Christina Parry at cmp277@scarletmail.rutgers.edu)

To start a new Fraternity or Sorority chapter, please go to : http://greeklife.rutgers.edu/starting-a-new-chapter/

To start a RUSA, RBS or SEBS affiliated organization, follow the steps below.

To familiarize yourself with the requirements and process for New Organization Recognition, please start here.

If you have any immediate questions, please email orgregistration@echo.rutgers.edu.

2017-2018 Academic Year Deadline: October 15, 2017

Early Incentive Deadline:  April 15, 2017

If you apply by this date and are approved as a new organization, you can participate in the Fall Involvement Fair and will be entered to win a pizza party for your first general meeting.