Starting a New Club / Organization

Have an idea for a new club on campus?

We're happy to support you through the steps involved in launching your organization. We work with students at the beginning of each semester (fall and spring) to launch their clubs. The New RSO Interest Period will reopen in the Spring 2024 starting Friday, January 19th. We will continue to accept new RSO applications through noon on Monday, January 29th.

New club applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis during this time frame. It is highly encouraged that students are intentional but also mindful of deadlines during this process. Students should look to submit all required materials and schedule the launch meeting (final step of the new club process) prior to Friday, February 9th.

Step #1: Fill out the New RSO Interest Form

Fill out the New RSO Interest form and share your club idea. Once we review the materials, we will schedule a consultation. Please note that during this time, OSE may deny your request based on similarity to other clubs, incomplete information, or issues regarding club design, purpose, or affiliation. Please note: If you are looking to start a club, you will need to submit this form prior to noon on Monday, January 29th to be considered for the spring semester launch cycle.

Step #2: Identify a Moderator and Student Members

Identify a moderator who is a full-time staff, faculty, or administrator on campus. Direct them to complete the moderator verification form. You'll also need at least 3 student officers (including yourself) and 2 student members to start your club.

Step #3: Consultation Meeting

You'll meet with one of our Graduate Assistants in the Office of Student Engagement to discuss your group goals, future plans, and registration requirements. Following this meeting, you compile your club's constitution using a template we provide.

Step #4: Launch Meeting & Registration on The Bridge

We reconnect again to review your group's constitution and next steps for your officers and members. We'll also complete registration and setup on The Bridge. *Note: Please bring names of officers, members, and moderator as well as your completed constitution and club mission to this meeting*

Check out the brand new clubs launched in the 2023-2024 academic year!

Creative Writing Club, Greyhound Realty, The Muse Loyola, Minorities in STEM, Formula 1 Club, American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Irish Hounds, Knights of Columbus, K-Hounds, Beach Volleyball Club, Peace and Justice Initiative, Rhythm Hounds, Loyola Rotaract, Student Athletes for Social Justice (SA4SJ), Jewish Student Association (JSA), Loyola Book Club, Fashion Club, Neuroscience Foundation, Society of Entrepreneurs, Cybersecurity Club, Fiat Catholic Women's Group, Back on My Feet, InnoVenture, Oasis, Business of Sports Club, Greyhound Business Case Competition Team, and Ski Club.

Check out the brand new clubs launched in the 2022-2023 academic year!

Tabletop Club, Baking Club, Hellenic Society, Hound Research Group, Military Science Club, Brazilian Student Association, Hiking Club, First Gen Hounds, Morgan's Message, Muslim Student Association, Abroad Student Network, Food Allergy Awareness & Advocacy Program, Loyola Renaissance Society, Sewing Club, LoyolaVotes, Physics Club, One Love, Loyola Swiftie Society, Loyola Model UN, Hounds Helping Hounds, and Debate Club.