Starting a New Organization

The Application

The UGBC Board for Student Organizations accepts and evaluates applications during the academic year when classes are in session. The application to start a new Student Organization is open from January 8th to February 16th, 2018.

The New Student Organization Application is the green button found on the upper right side of the MyBC page. Please be sure to submit the application under Student Life.

Please note that submission of material does not guarantee approval of your organization and your application may be denied at any of the above stages. The process, from start to finish, can take 2-3 months if there is a high volume of applications. 

While we encourage all interested students to apply for recognition of their organization, please note that reapplications for previously denied organization are discouraged unless you believe that the structure, goals, or methodology of the group have changed significantly since your last application.

For a more in-depth explanation of the approval process for student organizations, please refer to Chapter 2 of the 2017-2018 Student Organizations Handbook.


If you have any questions regarding the new student organizations application process, please contact Chris Kim, the VP of Student Organizations, at


For your future reference, the entire approval process is outlined in the following stages:

  1. Primary Application (submitted online, via MyBC)
  2. Drafting of Constitution (material for drafting a constitution will be provided once your primary application is submitted)
  3. Interview with the Board of Student Organizations
  4. Approval by the Board of Student Organizations
  5. Office of Student Involvement Approval