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So, you want to start a new organization?


Starting a student organization is both strongly encouraged and simple to do.  Below you’ll find everything you need to know and do to get your organization up and running!


Organization Members

You must have four members to start an organization, but there is no maximum number of participants. All organizations must be open to all Maryville students.

Organization Advisor

Each organization is required to have a Maryville faculty or staff member to serve as advisor. For more information regarding organization advisors, check the Student Organization Handbook.

Organization Application for Recognition

Every academic year, student organizations are required to submit an Application for Recognition. The application outlines the organization’s purpose, officers, advisor and members. Submit your application here!  Please keep a current membership and officer list on file in the Student Involvement Office by managing your membership list online.

Student Organization Handbook

The Student Organization Handbook will be your most useful resource.

Get Trained

Before the new organization can complete the recognition process, the officers of the organization will need training on the policies for student organizations. To set up a training session, visit the Student Involvement Office or call (314) 529-9480.