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Starting a New Student Organization

Complete the following steps to form a registered student organization:

  1. Attend New Authorized Representative Orientation
    • Login to
    • Click "Events" and search for "New Authorized Representative Orientation"
    • Select the date you wish to attend
    • Click "View Details" and follow the RSVP instructions in the right column
  2. Submit a new student organization application
    • Login to
    • Click "Organizations"
    • Click on the "Register a New Organization" button in the left column
  3. Submit the $10 application fee
    • Online: Click on New Registered Student Organization Application Fee, or
    • In Person: Visit the Student Organization Center at 2609 University Avenue with exact cash or check made to UT Austin.

Once steps 1-3 have been completed and if no institutional rules violations have surfaced, it will take two weeks to process your application. The Student Activities staff will email you when your organization is approved.

Please contact the Student Organization Center at 512-471-3065 or with any questions.

Sponsored Student Organizations

To apply for sponsorship, you will need to complete the online application form. Sponsored student organizations are student organizations that have a designated and acknowledged partnership with a university academic or administrative unit. Sponsorship by academic or administrative units requires support, endorsement, supervision, and the assumption of responsibility for the actions and activities of the sponsored student organization.

Renewal of sponsorship is required annually, April 1 – 22. Complete the online application form to remain a sponsored student organization.