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Maryville University Student Involvement

So, you want to start a new organization?

Starting a student organization is both strongly encouraged and simple to do. Below you'll find everything you need to know and do to get your organization up and running!

What do you need to get started?

Organization Members
You must have four members to start an organization, but there is no maximum number of participants. All organizations must be open to all Maryville students.

Organization Advisor
Each organization is required to have a Maryville faculty or staff member to serve as advisor. For more information regarding organization advisors, check the Student Organization Handbook.

Organization Constitutions
All organizations (new and returning) are required to have a current constitution on file in the Student Involvement Office. For organizations with national affiliations, a constitution of the larger organization is required to be on file, as well.  If you need help writing a constitution, a sample constitution is available here.

Organization Application for Recognition
Every academic year, student organizations are required to submit an Application for Recognition. The application outlines the organization's purpose, officers, advisor and members. Submit your application here!  Please keep a current membership and officer list on file in the Student Involvement Office by managing your membership list online.

Student Organization Handbook
The Student Organization Handbook will be your most useful resource. Download the handbook here.

Get Trained
Before the new organization can complete the recognition process, the officers of the organization will need training on the policies for student organizations. To set up a training session, visit the Student Involvement Office or call 314.529.9480.