Interested in Forming a New Student Organization on Campus

Do you and other students have common interests and want to create a forum in which you can express and share those interests? Then forming a student organization is definitely the way to go! Starting a new organization requires time and dedication but it will be worthwhile. Student organizations at The George Washington 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. For an organization to be recognized at The George Washington University and be eligible for all benefits provided to registered student organizations:

  1. Meet with a CSE representative at the Student Organization Resource Desk to discuss your idea in a new organization consultation meeting.
  2. Complete the registration application via OrgSync.
  3. Present your proposed organization idea to the New Student Organization Committee, comprised of students and staff. The presentation should be no longer than 4 minutes and cover the action plan and purpose of your organization, as well as what unique needs the organization fills on campus.

Before you get started be sure to review this Guide to Forming a New Student Organization and visit the Student Organization Resource Desk at your convenience to discuss your new organization idea. If you are reactivating an existing organization, please e-mail orghelp@gwu.edu for assistance.

New Student Organization Registration:

New student organization registration is open within OrgSync while classes are in session. After an organization submits their materials (outlined in the Guide to Forming a New Student Organization), the New Student Organization Committee will contact the individual who submitted the application to arrange a time to present. Please allow for 3-4 weeks between completion of all application materials and your presentation date.

New organizations wishing to be considered in spring 2017 must meet with a CSE representative and complete the registration application via OrgSync by Thursday, April 13, 2017. Applications will re-open in August 2017.