Organization Membership

Organizations must maintain and update membership information via OrgSync. Only members listed on the online roster may receive full benefits of student organization services, including access to the Student Organization Center, space reservation privileges, and other privileges afforded student organization members.

Any student organization advisors and sport club coaches must also be listed on the online roster in order to be considered advisors "of record" to gain advice or assistance from the Office of Student Life.

Contact the OrgSync Consultant in the Office of Student Life at osltech.gvsu.edu for assistance if needed.

Orgs with Selective Membership

Due to the special nature of selective membership organizations, The Office of Student Life requests that all selective membership organizations complete and submit the Selective Membership Form.  The Selective Membership Form outlines membership intake including informational meetings, new member education, and initiation.  Please contact the Office of Student Life with any questions.

Selective Membership Organization Information Sheet

Probate Shows

-A public performance, dance, or display by members of an organization to introduce themselves to the larger community. Usually takes place after members’ intake or new member orientation period to signify their initiation.

Many organizations utilize probate shows to present new members to the campus community. The Office of Student Life has established the following guidelines to ensure the success of this type of program:

  • All organizations that have selective membership must complete the Selective Membership Form on OrgSync. Please note that fraternities and sororities must follow guidelines established in the Greek Manual..
  • Probate shows must be hosted on campus in a location reserved with Event Services.
  • Probate Shows must conclude no later than 11:30 pm.
  • All organizations hosting probate shows must submit approval from their respective national office.
  • A faculty/staff advisor must be present at the show.
  • All shows must respect the new members, members, alumni, other organizations, and the university.
  • No hazing prior to, during, or after the show is permitted. Hazing is not permitted AT ANY TIME by the university or the State of Michigan.