Office of Student Life

Student Activities

New Organization Registration

New Student Organization Registration

If you are interested in starting a new student organization, please fill out the following form. Once completed, a member of the Student Activities team will reach out to you about the next steps. You will be required to attend a New Organization Welcome (NOW) meeting to discuss the registration process and any questions you may have.

NOW meetings will take place during Student Organization Office hours. After the form is submitted, please attend a NOW meeting during office hours at your convenience during office hours. No appointment is necessary.





*Please check our website for any changes in time/location for office hours

Please be aware that student organizations must adhere to The Ohio State University’s branding policies and guidelines. If you would like to refer to ‘OSU’ or ‘Ohio State’ in your organization’s name, it must be at the end of the name and it must be listed as ‘ORGANIZATION NAME at The Ohio State University’; it cannot be referred to as ‘OSU’. For example, “Brutus Buckeye Fan Club at The Ohio State University.”

The use of ‘Buckeye’ is permitted only with approval from the Student Life Marketing department. If you intend to use the word ‘Buckeye’ in your name, please submit the form and then email Jen Cottrell at to get the use of ‘Buckeye’ approved in your organization’s name. If you have any questions or hesitations about branding, please visit for more information.

Before filling out the following form, please ensure that you are not creating a group that already exists in the directory. Please refer to the Student Organization Directory to make sure a group similar to your organization does not already exist. Search for similar phrases and keywords that pertain to your group. 

New Student Organization Interest Form