Student Organization Recognition Instructions

Student Organization Recognition Instructions

All student organizations must complete the annual recognition process by the fall recognition deadline to remain active. The fall deadline is Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm. Late/incomplete applications and paperwork may result in a budget reduction.

*Please note that student organization officers are now required to complete online training as part of the recognition requirements (formerly an in-person training called the Student Organization Summit). Be sure to register your officers for the Learn@UW-Superior course by emailing

In order to apply to be a recognized student organization, the organization must meet the minimum requirements for recognition and:

  1. Obtain 5 or more signatures from organization members on the Member List
  2. Meet with your faculty or staff advisor, employed by UW-Superior. Fill out the Student Organization & Advisor Agreement.
  3. Complete the online application: Student Organization Recognition Application.
  4. Submit the following paperwork to the Yellowjacket Union Information Desk by the deadline.
  • Student Organization & Advisor Agreement
  • Member List
  1. Have at least 2 officers complete the online "Student Organization Training" on Learn@UW-Superior. To enroll officers in the course, please email their names to
  2. Submit the student organization constitution to, only if changes have been made since last fall. Student Involvement has all current student organization constitutions on file.

Recognition Process

Student Involvement staff will review your application materials to make sure all components of the application are complete. Your completed application materials will then be sent to the Internal External (IE) Affairs Council and Student Government Association for approval. The IE Council and SGA meet bi-monthly, so expect a response within four weeks.

After SGA approval, the student organization will be granted recognized status, gaining all the rights, privileges and responsibilities associated with recognition. The Internal External Affairs Council and the Student Government Association reserve the right to make final determination, consistent with university policy and Wisconsin law, on all requests for recognition.

Waiting Period

There is a short waiting period between when an organization submits application materials and when they have officially been granted recognized status by SGA. During the waiting period, student organizations:

  • May reserve campus facilities
  • May hold recruitment events and membership meetings
  • May host campus programs and events (returning organizations only)
  • May spend their SUFAC allocation for the academic year (returning organizations only)