Start an Organization
Any enrolled IU student can start a student organization by following the steps below.
- Check beINvolved to see if the group you have in mind already exists.
- Fufill the requirements to register with the University. See our student organization handbook for requirements.
- Create your organizations constitution. For more information on constitution requirements as well as a Sample Constitution you can use, click here.
- Fill out the Student Organization Registration form online in beINvolved. Log in with your CAS credentials, click on the “Organizations” tab at the top, click on “Register a New Organization.”
- Make sure you have your organization roster prepared, constitution, profile picture (if applicable).
- After you submit, you will receive an email within five business days to set up an advising appointment starting your registration process.
Organizations That Have Special Registration Requirements
Organizations with Inherent Risk
Organizations with inherent risk that are seeking registration for the first time may be asked to pursue additional registration requirements as recommended by the Student Organization Registration Committee. More information can be found in the section in the Student Organization Handbook.
Organizations That Travel Internationally
If your organization travels internationally, you will have to register your trip in advance with the Office of Overseas Study. More information can be found in the “Travel” section in the Student Organization Handbook.
Fraternities and Sororities (first time only)
Fraternities and sororities, traditionally known as Greek-letter organizations, focus on the development of character through community involvement, and the pursuit of learning through the context of brotherhood and sisterhood. 72 organizations comprise the fraternit y and sorority community, including Interfraternity Council fraternities (IFC), Multi-Cultural Greek Council organization s (MCGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations (NPHC) , and Panhellenic Association sororities (PHA).
Membership and participation in the fraternities and sororities must be free from discrimination based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1681(a)(6)(A), social fraternities and sororities are exempt from Title IX discrimination prohibitions on the basis of sex with respect to their membership practices.
If you are interested in learning more about joining a chapter, you can search for the councils or individual organizations on beINvolved.
If you are interested in starting a new chapter on campus, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelley School of Business Student Organizations
Student groups that wish to be classified as a part of the Kelley School of Business (KSOB) should consult the Kelley Student Organization Manual and contact the Undergraduate Program at the Kelley School of Business, at email@example.com. KSOB groups will be asked to register both with the Kelley School and Student Life and Learning.
Club Sports Federation
A sub-category of the Sports & Recreation category is the Club Sports Federation. Members of the Club Sports Federation are affiliated with Campus Recreational Sports and therefore have additional requirements and benefits than other student organizations.