Start a New Student Organization

Students may start a new organization at any point during the academic year with a minimum of three (3) currently enrolled Boise State students committed to the organization. To become officially recognized by the university, complete the steps below.

How to Start an Organization

Step 1: Fill out the New Student Organization Intake form
This is an important first step to provide a basic idea of what your vision is for the organization. The information you provide ahead of time helps Student Involvement prepare to best advise you on next steps.

Step 2: Meet with Student Involvement and Leadership Center
This meeting is scheduled after the intake form is submitted. At least three (3) founding members of the new organization will need to meet with a Student Organization Coordinator to discuss the plans you have for your proposed student organization. During this meeting, we will determine the level of support your organization is requesting, discuss any training/advisor requirements, and learn about the next steps in the process.

Step 3: Complete a Student Organization Constitution form 
Whether you’re starting a new organization or activating a previously recognized club, your organization’s constitution outlines the basic framework of the organization and includes the fundamental principles which govern and guide its operation. To make things easier, Student Involvement has created this template which also includes the mandatory clauses specific to student groups at Boise State University.

After your submission has been reviewed by Student Involvement, we will follow up with detailed instructions to complete the constitution process.

Step 4: Customize your OrgSync portal

Once steps 1-3 are complete, you will be added to your OrgSync portal and be prompted to customize it with your officer positions and other relevant information.

Step 5: Complete Relevant Training

After a student administrator updates your OrgSync portal, Student Involvement will email a link and relevant information to complete the required officer training. All officer trainings must be successfully completed with at least an 80% score.

Final Steps

  • When all steps are complete and materials have been reviewed and processed, you will receive an email notification that your club has been recognized by the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.
  • Upon official recognition, your organization will receive active status.
  • Refer to the Student Organizations Handbook to learn your organization’s responsibilities, detailed information on your benefits, and Student Involvement and Leadership Center processes and procedures. We look forward to working with you!

Questions? Contact us at getinvolved@boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-1223.