Student Organization Registration

Student Organization Registration Information

Please read ALL information provided below regarding Student Organization Registration at Murray State University. The Student Organization Registration Packet can be found at the bottom of this page.

Student Organization Registration Requirements

Any organization which uses the Murray State University name and facilities must be reorganized by the university.

  • To receive University recognition, student organizations must be registered through the Center for Student Involvement, located on the first floor of the Curris Center, Room 111.
  • Groups seeking to become recognized by the University must follow the steps outlined below. Documents will be submitted to the Center for Student Involvement where they will be reviewed. Final approval of all student organization will be made the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Student Organization Registration Guidelines

  • The Student Organization Registration Packet consists of:
    • Identification of the group’s advisor(s) and the campus mailing address, campus email address, and campus telephone number must be completed for advisor(s)
    • Identification of organizational officers and a permanent mailing address, telephone number, and email address must be completed


A constitution, bylaws, or charter contains specific information regarding the organization’s structure and procedures. This document must include the following:

  • A clear statement of purposes
  • Requirements and obligations of membership

The following statements must be included for a student group to be considered for University recognition:

  • A limitation on membership to matriculated students, but without any restrictions on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status except as expressly permitted by law.
  • A pledge that the organization will abide the rules and regulations of the University as a condition to initial and continued registered status.

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  • The Advisor’s Support Statement form must be completed in its entirety. This form is included in the registration packet.
  • Advisors work closely with the organization to ensure a cooperative relationship between the organization, its members, and the University.
  • The advisor ensures that all reasonable steps are taken to protect the safety and welfare of all organization members during meetings and activities.
  • The advisor is responsible for assisting club officers in completing necessary paperwork (i.e. Student Organization Information Update form, contacting the IRS to obtain a tax identification number if one has not already been established, etc.) and for ensuring that these documents/forms are submitted at the appropriate deadlines throughout the academic year.

Student Organization Registration Maintenance

  • To maintain recognition from the university and to reserve on-campus meeting space, each organization must submit the Student Organization Registration Packet at the following times:
    • At the beginning of each Fall Semester.
      • Forms that must be submitted during an academic year
      • MUST submit changes when they occur
        • Faculty/Staff advisor(s)
        • Contact Information
        • Changes in Officers
        • If organization becomes inactive
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Student Organization Registration Packet

In order to ensure your Student Organization is recognized as registered, please complete the Student Organization Registration Packet below.
The process is as follows:
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  2. Complete all components of form.
  3. Submit the completed Signature Form to the Center for Student Involvement. 
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Student Organization Registration Form

Signature Form

Please note that any missing documents will delay the approval process of registering a student organization. All forms in the registration packet must be completely legibly and in their entirety.
All student organization MUST submit the Student Organization Registration Packet to the Center for Student Involvement by the registration due date of September 8, 2017.

Questions? Need additional information? 

Please contact Christian Barnes, Graduate Assistant & Office Coordinator in the Center for Student Involvement:
Office Phone - 270.809.6349