Career & Leadership Development

Starting a Student Organization

Do you not see the type of group you’d like to join? Starting a student organization at UW-Whitewater is an easy process. To get started, here are the basics:

  1. Group must be unique to campus
  2. Two or more students must be interested in creating the group
  3. A Faculty or Staff member must be willing to serve as the group’s Campus Advisor
  4. A Constitution, the organization’s guiding document, must be created and submitted for approval
  5. The recognition process must be completed, which includes:
    1. Creation of a page in Connect (which is where the constitution is submitted for review)
    2. Completion of Student Leader Certification by the President to-be and a second member
    3. Confirmation of adherence to rules and expectations by both the advisor(s) and president(s)

How to Start an Organization

Working with a Campus Advisor

Creating a Constitution

Advisor Expectations and Resources can be found here.


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