Student Organization Registration and New Organization 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.
All Student Organizations registered with the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership are required to re-register for the upcoming academic year (2021 – 2022).
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.
Re-registration time period: Re-registration opens on March 1 and closes May 1 every year.
If your group was new to the University in the 2020-2021 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 year by May 1 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-registration. If you encounter any issues with the Re-Registration Process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to simply review the items you need to prepare to complete re-registration quickly, download the checklist here.
If your organization is currently inactive and is wishing to be recognized again, please contact email@example.com for further instructions.
New Organization Recognition
To start a new Engineering, Pharmacy, Recreation Sports Club or Graduate Student Organization, please contact their respective Departments/Governing Associations.
To start a new Fraternity or Sorority chapter, please go to : http://greeklife.rutgers.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Recognition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Early Deadline: January 1, 2021 – March 22, 2021 (If you apply during this time frame and are approved, you will be able to participate in the Fall 2021 Involvement Fair)
Late Deadline: September 1, 2021 – October 1, 2021