Starting an Organization

Why Gain USG Recognition?

As a USG student organization, your group has access to many resources, both financial and organizational. These resources can be found on the Resource Page. To apply to become recognized by USG, please fill out the following application on Campus Groups: As for the content of the application, we are looking for the following things:

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    15 general members and 4 executive members (president, treasurer, secretary, risk manager)

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    A Faculty/Staff Advisor

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    A Constitution

    The constitution must include a non-discrimination clause.

    The statement of purpose should be clear and concise, and it needs to differentiate your org from any other USG-recognized orgs. Organizations should also not be so specific that they would have difficulties maintaining membership over time.

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    Meet with VP of Finance

    Once you have submitted the application, set up a meeting with Vice President Hannah Song ( to discuss your plans for the organization in an informal interview.

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    Recognition Bill

    After you have met with VP Song, you will attend a Finance Committee meeting and talk about your club to the USG Finance committee, who will then vote on sending the group's application to the USG General Assembly (GA). After, the GA votes to officially recognize all groups in the form of a Recognition Bill.