Annual Student Group Registration

New and Expired Group Registration for 2022-2023 begins on April 20, 2022 and the process is outlined below. Please contact the Registration Assistant at GopherLink@umn.edu with questions.

Student group registration is managed through Student Unions & Activities and all student groups must complete the process every academic year in order to stay registered and have access to student group resources. 

The student group registration process is how student groups maintain a relationship with the University. Student groups that are registered with the University of Minnesota have the ability to conduct activities at the University in accordance with established University policies and procedures. Student Unions & Activities maintains an official file/record for registered groups with the Student Activities Office. Any information pertaining to the group’s registration, constitution, or classification status contained in the student group’s file/record is considered public information.

By registering with Student Unions & Activities, student groups agree to abide by all University of Minnesota policies, including policies governing activities, events, and other operations on the Twin Cities campus. Student groups are expected to review the student group policies before registering a group. Student groups that complete the registration process during the academic year 2022-23 will be registered until September 30, 2023. 

Overall Registration Timeline

  • April 20, 2022: New and Expired Groups can begin registration
  • March 1, 2023: Last day for New and Expired Groups to begin registration.

Student group leaders can still take action towards registration in the weeks leading up to registration.

New and Expired Group Registration

Student groups can verify their registration status by checking the list of groups in GopherLink with an active profile.

Contact the Registration Assistant at GopherLink@umn.edu with questions.

Step One

Groups submit the Initiate 2022-23 Student Group Registration Form at https://z.umn.edu/groupregstart. There must be a minimum of five (5) officers in order to become a group and the group must maintain this minimum throughout their time as a registered student group. Officers must be currently enrolled University of Minnesota Twin Cities students. In addition, groups registering as a Campus Life Programs (CLP) must also upload a completed CLP Advisor Letter with signatures from their department advisor and department head.

Instructions on how to obtain and Employer Identification Number (EIN) or how to complete a W-9 are on the Financial Management page. Please do not submit personal information on the W-9 form.

Step Two

The officer who submitted the 2022-23 Student Group Registration Form will be assigned to the New and Expired Student Group Registration Canvas Course. Officers will need to accept the Canvas invitation in order to access the course. Group constitutions are submitted as an assignment via the Canvas course. Officers must complete the course in its entirety, including constitution approval before groups can move to the payment step.

Step Three

All new and expired groups will be required to pay a $30 registration fee. Groups will receive invoicing information via email after the constitution has been approved. For RSOs, all listed officers will receive invoice information and payment is made online through University Billing. CLPs fees are paid with an EFS account transfer. EFS Chartstring information is requested in the 2022-23 Student Group Registration Form.

Contact the Registration Assistant at GopherLink@umn.edu with questions.

Registration for Currently Registered Groups through September 2022

Student group registration updates for CURRENTLY registered groups will be posted as they become available.

Contact the Registration Assistant at GopherLink@umn.edu with roster update requests and any questions.