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Start a New Organization

Starting a new organization at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a simple yet rewarding process. The requirements of new student organizations are as follows:

  • All organizations must have and maintain at least six (6) active student members.
  • All officers of student organizations must be in good standing with the University, as defined in the University Catalog.
  • All organizations must have an advisor who is a full-time employee of Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • The purpose of all registered student organizations shall be consistent with the main objectives of the University.
  • Student Organizations that mention the University in their name must do so in the following manner:
    (Name of Organization) at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Registration Process

  1. Review ManeSync and check to see there are no organizations similar to the organization you want to start and don't serve the same purpose as the organization you want to start.
  2. Meet with the Assistant Director for SGA and Student Organizations.
  3. Submit a draft of the organization's constitution to the Assistant Director for SGA and Student Organizations, Jeremy Sippel, at Jeremy.Sippel@tamuc.edu.
    • Make sure the constitution includes the required non-discrimination statement and anti-hazing statement.
  4. Make suggested revisions to the constitution if needed, and submit back to the Assistant Director for SGA and Student Organizations for final approval. 
  5. Submit all required paperwork (Approved Constitution, Roster with CWIDs, and Tax ID/EIN) and registration through ManeSync to the Assistant Director for SGA and Student Organizations. For the Tax ID/EIN the student organization can apply on the irs.gov website.  
  6. Attend mandatory risk management training, which is held in September and February. Organizations looking to start in the middle of the semester need to request another time to go over policies and procedures.
  7. Any newly-registered student organization shall be on probationary status for a four-month period. The purpose of this probationary period shall be to determine if the organization is able to fulfill its purpose and goals within the university community. Funding will not be available to a new student organization, during probationary status.
  8. At the conclusion of the probationary period, the organization will be notified by the Student Involvement Suite to set up a meeting about the organization's progress.