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New Student Organizations

Thank you for your interest in starting a new student organization at the University of Tennessee. We are proud to sponsor more than 400 student organizations on campus. Please review the procedures to register your new student organization.  There is no deadline to submit new registrations as the Advisory Committee on Student Organizations meets monthly to review registrations.  Below you will find information on the requirements and procedures to start a new organization.


All students interested in starting a new organization are required to meet with the Graduate Assistant for Student Organization Support.  This meeting will introduce students to the registration process, policies and procedures for being a registered organization, resources available for student organizations, and an overview of the GO : get inVOLved system.

To schedule a meeting, please email the Graduate Assistant ( to set up an appointment.

Registration Form

To begin the registration form, you must log in to the GO : get inVOLved system (if this is your first login, it will prompt you to fill out some biographical information).  Once you have logged in, click “Organizations”, and the button to register a new organization will be on the left side, underneath the directory.  Or, you can go directly to the registration form.

Please note: to complete this registration form, you must have the following ready to submit:

FYI: If you have started to register a new organization and not completed the form, you can always go back to your original registration form by clicking “Submissions” on the “My Involvement” drop down list at the top of the GO : get inVOLved screen. Then click “Organization Registration”.

Once your application is submitted, it will be pending in the system for 90 days.  After 90 days, if all the required information is not submitted, the request will be deleted.

Advisory Committee on Student Organizations

All completed applications will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Student Organizations.  The Advisory Committee will once per month during the semester and once during the summer.   Upon approval, your student organization will become a recognized student organization at the University of Tennessee effective 10 days after the decision is made.

Appeals Process

If you would like to appeal a decision made by the Advisory Committee on Student Organizations, you must submit a formal letter to the Advisory Committee stating the reason for your appeal and why the committee should approve your student organization.  In addition, you must have a letter of support from your Advisor.  Please submit this letter to   The letter will be sent out by email to all members on the Advisory Committee.  A response will be sent 10 days after the letter has been received.  There is no appeal process for a decision made by the Office of the Dean of Students.


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