Annual Student Group Registration

Student group registration is administered 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 2021-2022 will be registered until September 30, 2022. 

Overall Registration Timeline

  • July 13, 2021: New/Expired Groups can begin registration
  • August 17, 2021: Currently Registered Groups can begin registration
  • September 30, 2021: Last day for Currently Registered groups to begin registration
  • May 1, 2022: 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. Student groups may review the list of expired groups at z.umn.edu/expiredgroups.

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

Step One

Groups submit the Initiate 2021-22 Student Group Registration Form at https://z.umn.edu/groupregstart. Groups are required to submit their constitution for review. 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.

Step Two

The officer who submitted the Initiate Student Group Registration Form will be assigned to the Student Group Registration Canvas Course. Those officers must complete the course in its entirety before proceeding through the process. Officers will need to accept the Canvas invitation in order to access the course.

Step Three

The officer receives a link (via email) to update/create their GopherLink profile.

Step Four

New and expired groups are required to meet with their assigned advisor through Student Group Services before their registration is complete. The Registration Assistant will provide you information on your assigned advisor after you've completed the Student Group Registration Canvas Course.

Step Five

The officer resubmits an updated constitution directly to their assigned advisor through Student Group Services unless they were notified that their constitution already meets requirements.

Step Six

New and expired groups are required to pay $30 registration unless they expired in March 2021. The Registration Assistant will send follow up forms for this process to the officer once all other requirements have been met.

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

Registration for Currently Registered Groups through September 2021

Student groups can verify their registration status by checking the list of groups in GopherLink with an active profile. Student groups may review the list of expired groups at z.umn.edu/expiredgroups.

Contact GopherLink@umn.edu at any point during the process to ask questions.

Step One

Groups submit the "Initiate 2021-22 Student Group Registration Form" (https://z.umn.edu/groupregstart

Step Two

The officer who submitted the Initiate Student Group Registration Form will receive a link (via email) to update/create their GopherLink profile. This is the final step for groups that are currently registered.

    • Once the profile is updated with the group’s current roster and information, registration will be approved.
    • A link to the Student Group Benefits Canvas Course will also be provided for currently registered groups. This course is recommended, but not required for currently registered groups. Officers will need to accept the Canvas invitation in order to access the course.

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