Managing a Group

In addition to group members and officers practicing leadership, successful groups also demand effective management. The information below and the pages linked to the right are resources and processes that will ensure your student group stays in good standing, and help your student group achieves its goals.

If you or your group has any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Student Activities Office (sao@umn.edu, 612-626-6919, 126 Coffman Memorial Union).

Annual Registration

Student groups must register annually with Student Unions and Activities to stay in good standing and to maintain access to student group benefits. Student group registration requirements are determined by the group’s classification(LINK to Classification policy) and the group’s standing(LINK to group standing policies).

For details regarding annual registration, click here.

Student Group Administrative Forms

For a complete list of forms for student groups, visit the Student Activities Office GopherLink profile page.

Group Classification Change Request

Registered student groups can request to change their group’s classification (LINK to Group Classification policy) at any time.

Click here for the Group Classification Change process and form.

Name Change Request

Registered student group can change their group name at any time. They can use this form to update their student group name. For information and policies about naming your student group, click here (LINK to student group naming policy).

Click here for the Name Change Request process and form.

Student Group Dissolution Request

Student groups dissolve under two conditions: a group is expired for three academic years, or the group members vote to dissolve and permanently terminate the student group.

If your student group is considering dissolving, please contact the Student Activities Office (sao@umn.edu, 612-626-6919).

Click here for the Student Group Dissolution Request process and form.

Student Group Benefits

Student groups that register with Student Unions and Activities have access to some University facilities, services, staff, and resources in addition to the benefits of community and leadership development.

These student group benefits include the following: