How to Start a Club | University of Portland

How to Start a Club

To become a recognized student club or organization, follow these steps:

Before you submit a new club recognition request to the Office of Student Activities, it's important to know what will be needed for the process.

  • Club Leadership--know who you want your President and Treasurer to be
  • Constitution--this is your club's founding document that outlines how you'd like your club to be run (see the Constitution Template and Sample Constitution for guidance)
  • Roster--each potential club must have at least ten students who are planning to be involved

Once you have this information, it's easy to submit a new club request on the Engage Platform:

  1. Navigate to the Organization page on Engage
  2. On the left side, click "Register an Organization"
  3. Scroll down and click the blue button that says "Register a New Organization"

A Club Recognition & Advisory Committee exists in partnership between the Office of Student Activities and ASUP. All proposals for new clubs are reviewed by this committee, and any suggestions made by the committee must be resolved before the club can be recognized. The committee then makes a recommendation to the Director of Student Activities about the approval of a new club.