Start a New Student Organization

Bring something unique and exciting to campus

With more than 300 registered student organizations at IUPUI, your unique interests can be explored alongside your peers. And you can start fresh by establishing new student orgs on campus. The options are limitless to make new friends and contribute to the robust, diverse student experience at IUPUI.

Requirements for starting a new student organization:

  • A new student organization cannot duplicate or mimic an existing registered student organization (RSO). To verify that your organization serves a unique purpose, visit The Spot and see what else IUPUI has to offer.
  • You must be a student currently enrolled at IUPUI.
  • Five (5) students must be interested in becoming members of your organization before it starts.
  • Some of these members must also be interested in serving on an executive board composed of a president, vice president, treasurer, reservationist, risk manager, and an optional Undergraduate Student Government senator.
  • In addition to student members, all registered student organizations must have one full-time faculty or staff advisor.

Application process for new student organizations:

  • To become a new student organization on IUPUI’s campus, student representatives must go through our three-step application process. This application process is open all year long.
    • Step 1: Apply utilizing the application on The Spot. This will ask you basic information about the new organization, its mission, the executive team, and your advisor.
    • Step 2: Once the application has been approved, the student organization representative will be added to a short Canvas course to learn more about the policies, procedures, and benefits of being a registered student organization.
    • Step 3: After completing the course, the student organization representative will schedule a 30-minute consultation to discuss next steps.
      • After the consultation, a Spot page for the organization will be created and the organization can operate fully on IUPUI’s campus.
Students walking together and talking near University Library.
Student passing out information at an information table.
Two fraternity members hanging out in The CUBE.

"Indiana University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status ("protected classes") in matters of admission, employment, housing, services, and in its educational programs and activities."

UA-03 , IU Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Explore all of your opportunities