Students interested in starting a new student organization should follow the process below:

  • Meet with the Director of Campus Life to discuss ideas and receive information (Bartlett Hall, Rm 306).
  • Both Interest Group and Chartered Organization applicants then complete a Student Organization Profile, including a statement of purpose and member list. Chartered Organization applicants will also submit a detailed constitution. If applications are received by March 1, it is very likely they will complete the approval process before the end of the current academic year. Any new applications received after March 1 will likely not complete the approval process until the follow fall. 
  • The new organization file is then presented to the Student Government Association and Student Life Committee for approval (SGA meets weekly; SLC meets monthly).
  • The application process is complete and the new organization authorized after receiving final approval by the Maryville College President.