Career & Leadership Development

Organization Support


UW-Whitewater has approximately 200 recognized students organizations, ranging from Club Sports like rugby to cultural groups like the Black Student Union to professional groups like Kappa Delta Pi. To find out more about the organizations at UW-Whitewater, a public listing of recognized organizations is available here. If you don't see the group you were hoping to join, see the steps below for starting a new organization!

Each year all groups must be recognized by the University. Student Organizations can be recognized for the academic year by completing the annual recognition process in the late spring. Those that miss the spring deadlines or begin the steps for recognition in the fall can apply by completing the annual recognition process in late Fall Semester. In both cases, groups follow the steps outlined below.

The President (or equivalent) of the group completes the Student Leader Certification (a form found on Connect). This online training is only open during the recognition windows in November/December and April/May. If you have any questions at any other time of the year, please contact the Student Involvement and Internship Office at involvement@uww.edu.

A second, active member of the group completes the Student Leader Certification (a form found on Connect). This online training is only open during the recognition windows in November/December and April/May. If you have any questions at any other time of the year, please contact the Student Involvement and Internship Office at involvement@uww.edu.

For organizations updating their registration: An admin for the group's connect site navigates to their page and updates as requested. For newly forming organizations: A student leader from the group logs in to Connect, clicks on "Organizations", and then clicks on "Register an Organization".

The President(s) (or equivalent(s)) of the Student Organization must complete a provided form confirming their understanding of campus expectations.

The Campus Advisor(s) of the Student Organization must complete a provided form confirming their understanding of campus expectations. This is an employee of the university, whose employment is not contingent on their enrollment in classes.

For simple changes, the student administrator for your group may update your connect page at any time. For more significant changes (name change, profile picture, change of mission), please contact the Student Involvement Office at involvement@uww.edu or 262-472-6217.

Most organizations have some source of funding. Whether through dues, fundraising, segregated university fees (SUF) funding, or other sources, student organization leaders have a responsibility to follow campus policies as well as state and federal expectations. Use these resources to help in managing your organization's funds!

If your student organization collects money through dues, fundraising, etcetera, the following information may be helpful. Please see the general overview found here.

For more detailed information, click on any of the links below:

Tax Status Information
Paying Taxes
Non-Profit Tax Exemption
Tax ID
UW Sales Tax Exempt Certificate
Tax Status of Example Activities

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