Are you interested in starting a new student organization at CSUSM? Follow these steps to get started! Recognition for new organizations takes place in the fall semester of each year.
Before you start: Check out our existing student organizations! An organization that fits your interests might already exist.
Applications Closed: The process to start a new organization is closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back in Fall 2022 for the next round of new organization recognition.
Sport Clubs: The recognition process for Sport Clubs must be initiated in the spring semester for activation the following fall. If you are interested in starting a Sport Club, please contact Student Organizations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Org Interest Form: If it is currently outside the new org recognition period, you can fill out the New Org Interest form to officially notify SLIC of your interest in starting a new organization. We will follow up with you at the start of the next round of recognition!
Intent to Organize Form Closed for 2021-2022. Please submit the New Org Interest Form above!
After submitting your Intent to Organize Form (Step 3), you must schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Student Involvement to discuss your vision for yourorganization and get help with any questions you may have.
Recognition closed for 2021-2022. Please submit the New Org Interest Form above!
If you would like to request a meeting outside of the Intent to Organize period, please contact email@example.com.
After completing steps 1-5, you will receive a link to complete the Organization Registration to provide additional details about your organization.
Per CSU Coded Memorandum AA 2012-05, all Presidents and Treasurers of recognized student organizations are considered Minor Student Officers. As such, the Student Leadership & Involvement Center will verify that each President and Treasurer:
Failure to meet these requirements will result in removal from office and could risk the recognition status of an organization.
Recognized student organizations are afforded a variety of privileges, including but not limited to the following:
Organizations must successfully complete the recognition process to access these benefits.