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Student Organizations

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. In order to start a new student organization with our office, the following criteria must be met:

  • one president
  • one treasurer
  • one full-time NSU faculty/staff member or a Division of Student Affairs Graduate Assistant as the advisor
  • 6 active members 
  • membership has to be at least 51% undergraduate
  • any RSO must be open to all students

Please note: All organizations must newly register or renew within the 1st 4 weeks of a term. Students may not start an
organization during the semester they are scheduled to graduate.


Deadline to register a student organization for the Winter 2018 term is February 2, 2018 by 5 pm.


The process for registering/starting your new student organization is as follows:

1. Log into OrgSync*.
2. Click on Organizations.
3. Click on "Register New Organization".
4. Select “Nova Southeastern Main Campus” and click "Submit".
5. Fill out all the information.
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 Period.
8. If the organization moves forward with the Conditionally Approved Period, then they will have to
complete a series of required meetings within a three week time span. Once all of the meetings have
been completed, then the organization will be officially recognized as an RSO.
*To create personal account, go to and click “Sign In/Sign Up”.
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