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New Student Organization Petitioning Process

If there is an interest in creating a student organization that does not currently exist, a group of students may apply to start a new organization during a designated timeframe in either the fall or spring.

Below are the steps to register a student organization at Trinity University in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Please note that the registration process lasts for the entirety of the semester.

  • Fall 2019: September 3 - October 7 | Spring 2020: January 13 - February 17: Complete the online New Student Organization Application. Additionally, all student groups will be expected to upload a constitution. Please follow this constitution template when creating the constitution. Additionally, student groups will have to submit the names of at least 10 Trinity students who would be members of the organization. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted
  • Fall 2019: October 14 - 18 | Spring 2020: February 23 - March 3: Interview with a Student Involvement representative. Interviews are contingent on completed application materials and will be offered by the Coordinator for Student Programs.

Based on the completed application materials and interviews, Student Involvement will determine which organizations will become a Registered Student Organization. Notifications will go out either November 11, 2019 or March 13. 2020. The decisions by Student Involvement are final. These new organizations will be required to then complete the Annual Registration Process (outlined below).

Contact getinvolved [at] trinity.edu or 210-999-7547 for more information or questions.