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How to Start a New Student Organization

Undergraduate Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) may be organized to promote any legal purpose, which involves an educational, recreational, or social interest. 


  • To begin, you need to have a commitment from at least six undergraduate students who will assist you in starting up the organization (total membership has to be 51% undergraduate students)
  • A President and Treasurer Role (can be a part of the 6 member minimum total)
  • Once you have generated interest for your organization, you must have a full-time NSU faculty/staff member or a Division of Student Affairs Graduate Assistant who is willing to serve as your advisor.
  • Submit a new registered student organization application on SharkHub to start the registration process.

Please note: All organizations must be open to all students. New organizations can only be created/renewed within the first 4 weeks of a term. Students may not start an organization during the semester they are scheduled to graduate.


  1. Log into SharkHub with your existing NSU credentials.* 
  2. Once directed to main SharkHub page, click on the "Organizations" tab located at the top of the page.
  3. Click on "Register New Organization" on the left column.
  4. Scroll down to "Register New" and click on "Register a New Organization". 
  5. Please review the registration instructions and fill out steps 1-7 of the registration process in order to submit.
  6. Wait for confirmation from the Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations.
  7. Following the confirmation, the president and treasurer will have to present in front of the Assistant
    Director of Campus Life and the Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations. Based on the
    presentation, they will then determine whether the organization will continue on to the Conditionally
    Approved Status.
  8. If the organization moves forward with the Conditionally Approved Status, then they will have to
    attend the New Organization Orientation. Once attended, then the organization will be officially recognized as an RSO.
*For first-time users, you will be prompted to "Create an Account". It will ask for your first and last name, NSU e-mail, and agree to the SharkHub User Policy.

Deadline to register a student organization for the Winter 2019 term is February 1, 2019 by 5 pm.


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