Start a Club or Organization

Start a New Club or Organization

So you want to get involved on campus, but don’t see the club or organization you are interested in, no worries. It’s easy to start your own organization. The Office of Student Activities & Greek Life has established a procedure for students interested in beginning a new club or organization. Please use the following Registration Checklist as a guide in progressing through the registration process.

Registration Process

Submit Registration Form, including Constitution, online.

  1. 1

    Draft a Constitution (PDF)/ Bylaws

  2. 2

    Elect at least the following positions

    -President
    -Vice President
    -Treasurer
    -Faculty Advisor
    -Senate Rep (if you wish for your club to be Senate recognized)

  3. 3

    Attain an advisor who is considered full-time faculty (not on a sabbatical) member.

    Special considerations can be made if you would like a full-time staff member to serve as advisor. You must meet with OSAGL to determine if it is possible.

  1. 4

    Meet with the Student Clubs Liaison or Tori Gotwald, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Life. To set up a meeting email gburgclubliaison@gmail.com or VGotwald@gettysburg.edu.

    The President must meet with the Student Clubs Liaison or Tori Gotwald. Clubs are welcome to meet with either the Student Clubs Liaison or Tori at any point of the registration process.

  2. 6

    Complete the Registration Form

  3. 7

    Office & Advisor Confirmation

    Your listed advisor will be emailed to confirm their role in your organization via engageGettysburg, along with all of the officers listed on the form submitted.

Post-Registration Process

Membership Roster in EngageGettysburg.

*Review of forming clubs will occur every Friday. Once all the forms have been handed in and the President has met with the Student Club Liaison or Tori Gotwald, the Student Clubs Liaison will email the club’s President to let them know that the club has been approved.

Ideal Timeline

Rolling Basis for New Student Organizations during the academic year

Organizations have until the last day of classes of the current semester to get all their materials in to be eligible to participate in the Activities Fair

Additional Information

See Manage a Club for additional information and resources for clubs and organizations.