At The University of Alabama, we encourage creativity and the expression of new ideas through the establishment of student organizations. Any enrolled UA student can create a new student organization following the guidelines below.

How to Create a New Organization

Read the Create an Org Packet 2021-2022 (PDF) for complete details.

Any group of 10 or more currently enrolled UA students who refer to themselves as an organization or club must apply to be recognized by the Office of Student Involvement. Any organization that has not been registered through mySource previously is considered a new organization.

To register a new organization for recognition by the University of Alabama, complete the steps below.

Before applying:

  1. Review all minimum requirements listed in the Create an Org Packet 2021-2022 (PDF)
  2. Ensure that the new organization mission does not duplicate or closely resemble any currently active student organizations listed in mySource
  3. Find and confirm a full-time faculty or staff member to serve as the organization advisor (graduate students and part-time employees do not fulfill this requirement)
  4. Confirm three UA students who will fill the required officer positions (president, vice president, and treasurer) for the organization

Submitting a proposal:

  1. Review the application deadlines below
  2. Complete the New Organization Proposal 2021-2022 form on mySource
  3. Review proposal feedback and make changes if required by Student Involvement staff

Completing the provisional period:

  1. Complete the training, membership, and goal setting requirements (detailed information about new organization requirements are emailed to student officers if their new organization proposal is approved)
  2. Meet with the Source Board Director of New Organizations
  3. Officially register your new organization in MySource including your organization constitution, 10 UA student members, and Child Protection and Hazing form

Application Deadlines 2021-2022

Org Proposal DeadlineCohort NameOrg Proposal ReviewProvisional Period (if approved)Full Org Status (if all requirements are met)
August 1August CohortAugust 1 – 15September 1 – 30October 1
September 1September CohortSeptember 1 – 15October 1 – 31November 1
November 1November CohortNovember 1 – 15December 15 – January 15January 15
February 1February CohortFebruary 1 – 15March 1 – 31April 1
March 1March CohortMarch 1 – 15April 1 – 30May 1

Applications will be reviewed in bulk after each proposal deadline. During the two weeks after each application deadline, students will receive feedback about their new organization proposal and modifications may be required.

Priority Deadline for Fall Involvement Events

August 1 is a priority deadline for any new student organization that wants to participate in fall Get On Board Day, Organization Takeover, or any early fall activities. Applicants who do not meet this deadline will not be approved to participate.

Provisional Period

Please note that all UA student organization requirements and training requirements must be met by the end of the provisional period in order to gain full status as an active student organization. New organizations who do not successfully complete all of these requirements will remain in their provisional period until all requirements are complete.

During the provisional period new organizations cannot:

  • Host events requiring registration through the mySource event form (a list of registration requirements can be found in the Social Event Guidelines)
  • Apply for Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) funding through the Student Government Association

Once a student organization’s provisional period is complete the organization will be listed on mySource and have access to these resources.

New Organizations 2021-22

The following new organizations are currently in their provisional period. If you are interested in joining an organization, reach out to the president by email.

New OrganizationPresident NamePresident E-mailCohort
Adobe AmbassadorsNoelle FallNafall@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
BioFitKatelyn Diazkediaz@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
Crimson YogisMaria Capriomccaprio2@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
Graduate Society of Women EngineersJessica Nunesjsnunes@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
ONE CampaignSophia Akhtarsjakhtar@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
Pickleball ClubEli Feldsteinesfeldstein@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
STEM & CREATE Diversity CouncilKennedy Jacksonknjackson6@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
The College Life in Christ at UADan Youngbloodrdyoungblood@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
the Cryptocurrency Investment GroupNaythan McNallynmmcnally@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
The University of Alabama American Civil Liberties Union ClubGarrett Burnettgsburnett@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
The University of Alabama Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation EngineersRiffat Islamrislam1@crimson.ua.eduAugust 2021
Alabama Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocacy SocietyEmily Simselglass1@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
ASA Student ChapterYvette Fengyfeng34@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
Bama MTAbby Goldbergadgoldberg@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
Society of Art History StudentsOlivia Bennesoabennes@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
The Foundation for Betterment, Development, & GrowthAndrew Otanesaaotanes@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute at The University of AlabamaHunter Weathershmweathers@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
The Japanese Language and Culture SocietySpencer JohnsonScjohnson11@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021
UA Cello AssociationThomas Maternik-Pirettlmaternikpiret@crimson.ua.eduSeptember 2021

Resources

FAQ

To be recognized by the University of Alabama as a registered student organization you need the following:

  • At least 10 interested members with names, emails, and contact information (all UA students)
  • A President, Vice-President, and Treasurer (all UA Students)
  • A faculty/staff advisor, who must be a full-time employee of The University of Alabama (graduate students and part-time employees do not fulfill this requirement)
  • An organization constitution established in accordance with specific guidelines set by The University of Alabama for all registered organizations. For more information, read the Constitution Writing Guide (PDF)
Students may ask any University of Alabama full-time faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to their organization. Students will often ask mentors, faculty or staff members in the department the organization is in, or faculty or staff members they know might have an interest in the organization. Having a difficult time identifying an organization advisor? Contact us for assistance at uainvolvement@ua.edu.
All student organizations keep their mySource profile updated. Organizations are required to update their officer, constitution, membership, and policy agreements yearly through the organization renewal process.  However, officers should update the organization profile anytime there is an officer or advisor change.
  1. Reservation of meeting and event space on campus and sponsorship of on-campus events
  2. Organization profile on mySource, the official online database of University of Alabama student organizations
  3. Applying for funds through the Student Government Association Financial Affairs Committee (FAC)
  4. Promotion and access to publish announcements in University publications
  5. Participation in fall and spring recruitment events like Get On Board Day and Organization Take Over
  6. Promotion to incoming students through the Involvement Quiz, Involvement Geniuses, and Source social media
  7. Consultation with Office of Student Involvement professional staff on organizational issues (conflict resolution, retreats, officer transition, event planning, etc.) and support from the Source Board of Governors
  8. Access to The Trunk student organization business and resource center
  9. Free advertising via digital displays in The University of Alabama Student Center and Housing facilities
  10. Leadership development and training opportunities through the Office of Student Involvement