2018 - 2019 Academic Year
September 2 - 14
November 4 - 16
February 3 - 15
Why should seek recognition for your student group?
Recognized Student Organizations are eligible for a number of key benefits including, but not limited to:
Free or Reduced Rates for meetings and events in on-campus buildings and spaces,
Participation in campus-wide events like PlazaFest, Crimson Nights, Homecoming and more,
Ability to promote events on the campus-wide community events calendar on OrgSync,
Reduced Rates at University Print & Mail Services
Ability to apply for funding from the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU)
Organization Resource Group (ORG) consultations and group leadership training—topics include OrgSync 101, conflict management, strategically leading your organizaton, and more
Attend Information Session
There will be four New Student Organization Information Session during each recognition cycle. Most occur the week before the recognition period begins. Individuals interested in starting a new student organization will be required to attend one of these sessions during the period they seek recognition for a student group. Please see our calendar for specific times and locations.
Submit an Application
On OrgSync, there is a form titled New Student Organization Application that will be open during the two week recognition periods. When the application opens, you will submit the form, attaching all necessary documentation and materials. This application may only be submitted by a student. If the organization has an on-campus Advisor (not required for all groups), then the form must then be approved by the prospective organization's advisor by the application deadline.
SLI Reviews Application
After the recognition periods has closed, the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) will review the submitted materials. SLI will look to ensure that the prospective organization does not heavily overlap with other organizations, that this is a limited amount of associated risk, that the group's constitution meets University & SLI standards, and that the organization is classified appropriately.
Complete OrgSync Portal & Complete Annual Requirements
If approved, the organization's leadership will work with the Organization Resource Group (ORG) to set up an OrgSync portal and conduct a small OrgSync 101 tutorial. They will also review benefits to being recognized, as well as discuss the annual requirements to maintain recognition (Updating/Renewing OrgSync profile and attending Administrative Training).
Frequently Asked Questions:
If your prospective organization does not submit an application or if an incomplete application is submitted, your prospective organization will not be considered for recognition at that time. You will need to wait until the next recognition period. Complete applications are due on OrgSync by 5 pm on each designated deadline.
Attending a New Student Organization Information Session is required because it gives vital details regarding the recognition process. These sessions will serve as an introduction to both the recognition process, SLI, and the Organization Resource Group.
If an organization loses its recognition status, a representative must attend an information session to ensure they understand the recognition process in its entirety. A thorough understanding of the process will ensure that students can complete the required steps in an efficient manner.
To maintain recognition, within the academic year, student organizations must complete the annual requirements set forth by the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement. Recognized student organizations must update their OrgSync portal by completing a registration request. Additionally, organizations must attend an Administrative Training session.
- What is the purpose of this organization?
- Why are you interested in starting an organization?
- Are there any other organizations on campus that share a similar purpose?
- Has your organization ever been recognized at the U?
- Is your prospective organization affiliated with a national organization?
- Does your prospective organization have a relationship with a campus department or office?