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Can’t find the organization you’re looking for? The Office of Student Involvement makes it easy for you to start your own organization and find your people!

Start a new organization

Before creating a new organization, we encourage you to check RooGroups to see if an organization already exists that may serve the same mission as the organization you wish to create. Once you determine that the type of organization you want to be a part of doesn’t currently exist at UMKC, there are a few steps you can take to start your own.

In order to register, you will need to create a profile in RooGroups and select the option to register a new organization.

New organization registration requirements

New student organization registration opens annually from August 1 to March 15. The form will be available starting August 1, 2018 via RooGroups. To prepare – please review the following Guidelines: 

To register as a new student organization you will need to:

  1. Upload a digital copy of your constitution and bylaws (PDF required). Please Note: All constitutions and bylaws MUST include the mandatory statements, available at Constitution Writing Guidelines
  2. The name and contact information for each member of your executive board (e.g. President, Vice President, Treasurer)
  3. All organizations must begin with ten current UMKC student members (this can include your executive board).   This will be verified through RooGroups and organizations must have these ten members listed on the “Roster” section of the organizations RooGroups account.
  4. The name and contact information for your UMKC Faculty/Staff advisor. Your advisor will need to complete a Student Organization Advisor Agreement form verifying their agreement to serve as your organization’s advisor.  (One advisor must be a full-time UMKC Faculty/Staff member.) Please send this link to your advisor via e-mail:  https://roogroups.umkc.edu/submitter/form/start/177845 
  5. Upload your advisor’s completion of the Student Organization Advisor Form.
  6. Review RooGroups to make sure that your organization does not already exist at UMKC.  Currently UMKC has 350+ student organizations and there may already be just the club you are thinking of starting at UMKC.
  7. Attend a new student organization training session.   Training Dates/Time/Locations TBD.

The registration process is received and reviewed by the Student Government Association and the Office of Student Involvement.