Interested in Starting a New Organization?
We want you to have every opportunity to
shape your involvement. If you can't find an organization that fits
your needs, you can start your own! New organizations require at
least four interested members, a full-time faculty or staff advisor
and a constitution.
To start a new student organization, groups must have:
- A minimum of 4 members
- A constitution
- A full time Butler University faculty or staff advisor
The constitution of any proposed new student organization must
be endorsed by Student Government Association (SGA) executive
board, and approved by the Director of PuLSE, the Director of Greek
Life (if applicable) and the Dean of Student Life.
An initial meeting with the Director of PuLSE to review the
group's constitution is required.
The constitution must include notification that:
- The rules and regulations of the University take precedence
over the organization's constitution
- The organization will not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, disability, gender, nationality/ethnicity, sexual orientation,
residence, religion or any other legally-protected category as well
as attempt to be accessible to all regardless of physical or mental
- No hazing or discrimination will be used as a condition of
membership to the organization
- All officers must be currently enrolled Butler students.
- The organization will have a full time Butler faculty or staff
serve as the group's advisor
Until approval has been given, a new organization may meet only
for the purpose of organizing itself. Fraternities, sororities and
related councils must work with the Director of Greek Life.
Once students wishing to establish a new organization have met
with the Director of the PuLSE Office, the group must complete:
- an application for a new student organization form
- the President/Advisor Statement of Understanding
- a proposed list of officers
- an electronic version of the proposed constitution to the SGA
Vice President of Operations
- The completed forms are turned into the PuLSE Office.
A representative of the proposed organization must contact the
SGA Vice President of Operations to be placed on the SGA executive
board agenda. The organization must present itself to the SGA
executive board at a designated meeting.
The board will discuss the potential organization and determine
whether it is endorsed by SGA.
If the group is endorsed by SGA, the group's application will be
given to the Director of PuLSE and the Dean of Student Life for
final University approval..
If the group is not endorsed, appeals of the SGA executive
board's decision may be taken to SGA assembly. Appeals must be
submitted in writing to the SGA president.
Student Government Association may review and propose changes to
the SGA portion of the new student organization endorsement
Please come to the Programs for Leadership and Service
Education office with any questions and to receive the
necessary paperwork to proceed.