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Would you like to start a student organization on campus?

Date: January 7, 2013

Are you a student at GVSU Holland and would you like to start a student organization? There are over 250 student organizations on GVSU's campuses. Why would you want to start a student organization? There are many reasons. Starting a student organization gives you an opportunity to connect with other students and network. Student organizations will develop skills in you that can be resume building skills. If you are interested in starting an organization email Emily at: 

Pick a topic you are passionate about and start a club today!

Here are some examples of different student organizations on GVSU's Allendale campus: beekeepers club, pre-medicine club, service-oriented clubs, the theatre club, and Greek life clubs.

It is easy to start a student organization at Grand Valley. Complete information is available at the Register a Student Organization web page.

Starting a Registered Student Organization
An organization MUST have the following for approval:
1.) A minimum of four students, each serving as an officer to the organization
2.) A current full-time faculty/staff member to serve as an advisor or a Division of Student Services graduate student at GVSU.
3.) A constitution* that must be uploaded to Stuey. Must include the following clauses: Purpose - describes the organization's mission and intent on campus; Anti-discrimination policy - must be at least compliant with GVSU's policy; Dissolution - Disbursement of organization resources upon disbandment of organization. Must be given to a non-profit organization or an on-campus fund such as the Student Legacy Scholarship. Organization's funds CANNOT be given to members.
* A blank constitution is available for reference under the 'Resources and Forms' section.

A more comprehensive outline is available in the RSO Handbook. For more information visit:

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