Application Process Overview

The application process can be lengthy. Groups applying in the fall will not be fully registered until the spring semester. Groups applying in the spring will not be fully registered until the following fall semester begins. Please note that this time frame is a guideline; the approval process may take longer than indicated.

The following is a brief overview of the application process.


Application Process

  • Make an appointment with Molly Salisbury, Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement Center (402-280-1715 or
    • Applicants must have a Constitution draft prior to the meeting
  • Complete an application packet, including
  • Turn in application packet by deadline
    • Fall deadline: Wednesday before undergraduate Fall Break
  • Attend SORC interview during the two weeks after undergraduate Fall Break.
  • Make necessary revisions to application packet as suggested by Director of Student Leadership & Involvement or his/her designee.
  • Wait for a letter from the Vice Provost for Student Life indicating approval for conditional status - usually near the beginning of the spring semester

Conditional Status

Student Organizations will remain in Conditional Status for the duration of the Spring Semester. Conditional Status organizations must reach the following milestones to be considered for final approval:

  • Attend the Winter Involvement Fair (undergraduate organizations only)
  • Hold at least three informational meetings
    • Director of Student Leadership and Involvement Center or his/her designee must be present for one of those meetings
  • Meet one-on-one with the Director of the Student Leadership and Involvement Center or his/her designee following Spring Break to discuss the progress of the organization
  • Attend the Spring Student Organization Orientation Conference
  • Attend two Leadership Exchange sessions sponsored by the SLIC
  • Complete the Annual Registration Process through the SLIC which includes reporting the following:
    • Roster of Members
    • Roster of Executive Members
    • Goals of the Organization
    • Moderator must complete Moderator Training
    • Create and update a CU Involved page
    • Meet with CSU Vice President of Finance to discuss how to apply for funding

Conditional Status Progress Report

  • After groups complete Conditional Status by meeting the appropriate milestones, a progress report will be sent to the Vice Provost of Student Life
  • The Vice Provost for Student Life will return his/her decision on the Final Approval of each Conditional Status Organization at the end of the Spring Semester.
  • Groups who have reached Final Approval Status will be considered a fully registered student organization.
    • Groups who do not move from Conditional Status to Final Approval Status may remain in Conditional Status for two additional semesters. They do not need to go through the SORC process again, but would need to meet the same Conditional Status milestones and would be reconsidered for Final Approval the following Spring semester. After three consecutive semesters of being not approved for Final Approval Status, organizations would need to re-start the SORC application process in its entirety.
  • Following Final Approval Status, organizations would have access to all privileges as all other regular, registered student organizations found. More details can be found on the “Responsibilities and Privileges” Student Leadership and Involvement Center webpage.

Other Important Information

  • Take advantage of these meetings to sustain interest in the group, to begin building relationships with potential members and to start planning the programs and activities you hope to offer if approval is obtained. 
  • Please be honest with those who express interest in your group.  Make sure you let them know that you are going through the process to become a registered student organization, but you have not yet been approved. 
  • If you would like to reserve space for these meetings, you will need to meet with the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement or his/her designee in the Student Leadership & Involvement Center, Skutt Student Center 120, so that he/she may approve the scheduling the rooms for you.
  • In addition, any publicity (fliers, posters, banners, Creightonian ads, etc) for any recruiting or other activities must be approved by the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement or his/her designee.