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Starting An Organization

Any Mount Union student is eligible and able to start a new or reinstate a pre-existing student organization on campus. However, in order to ensure that a proposed organization is aligned with the University's mission statement and in compliance with all federal, state, and University regulations, the University reserves the right to review and approve all proposed student organizations seeking University recognition. This is done through the following outlined review process.

Students who are interested in forming a new student organization must first discuss their plans with the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership before meeting as an organized group, writing a constitution, or planning organizational activities.  The Director will work with the student organization to identify existing student organizations that may meet students’ needs or help the students to develop the appropriate documentation to support successful completion of the recognition process. New Student Organization Standards also must be met by all proposed new student organization in order to begin the recognition process.

Those students wishing to start the process for establishing a social fraternity or sorority must have the approval of the Director of Student Involvement, the Dean of Students and the President of the University.  The process for establishing such an organization must also follow the expansion plan of the appropriate governing council, either Interfraternity or Panhellenic Council, in addition to the process outlined on this webpage.

After appropriate documentation is submitted to and reviewed by the Director, the Campus Life Committee will review the documentation of the proposed organization and make a recommendation with regard to granting recognition. The Campus Life Committee will then submit the recommendation to the full faculty for final action. The Director of Student Involvement and Leadership will notify the group in writing of the final action.

This approval process usually takes four to six weeks, however, student organizations should plan that this process could take longer. During that time, the activities of the new student organization will be limited to meeting and membership drives. No other activities, solicitation, or programs will be allowed until final approval has been granted.

If you are a current Mount Union student who would like to start a new student organization, please visit the Student Organizations page of the iRaider Portal or contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at (800) 992-6682, ext. 7288 or leadership@mountunion.edu