Student Group Re-registration

All currently registered student groups must create their group's profile in the new GopherLink. Click here for details.

Student groups that are currently registered until February 28, 2021 must complete the annual re-registration process to maintain their “currently registered” status and access to student group benefits through September 30, 2021.

Relevant Dates and Deadlines

All times are listed in US Central Time.

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021: Re-registration opens in GopherLink
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021: Deadline for re-registration forms to be submitted in GopherLink. Late submissions are not accepted.
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm: Deadline to complete Re-Registration requirements. Extensions will not be granted. Groups that do not meet this deadline will be expired and may complete the registration process for Expired Groups to gain access to benefits.

Re-registration Process

Currently registered student groups must submit a Re-registration Form between Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and Sunday, February 28, 2021 to maintain their registration status and access to benefits through September 30, 2021. Groups that do not submit the Re-registration Form on time will expire and may lose access to benefits until they complete the registration process for Expired Groups.

Prepare for Registration

Prior to starting the registration process, registered groups can take the following steps:

  • Make sure you have created your group's profile in the new GopherLink. Click here for more information and instructions on how to set up your group's profile in the new GopherLink.
  • Confirm all officers of the group. All student groups need at least five officers who are currently enrolled students at the University of Minnesota.
  • Review the purpose and mission of the organization.
  • Determine your group's Constitution Review Set. All student groups are in Set A, Set B, or Set C. A student group officer can sign into GopherLink to determine which set their respective group is in. Click here to read more about constitution review sets.
  • For Set C Groups only: Ensure your student group’s constitution meets all requirements for student group constitutions. Approximately one-third of all re-registering groups will have their constitutions reviewed for minimum requirements and healthy organizational behaviors. Click here to read more about constitution review.
  • Campus Life Programs only: Confirm your group’s CLP Advisor and CLP Department Head.
  • If your group is requesting to change its official name (optional): Prepare the group’s requested name by updating your group's constitution that reflects the group’s requested name. Remember that officers will need to sign the constitution; officers may sign the constitution with their unique digital signatures. Please review the student group name policies and the student group constitution requirements.

Steps to Re-registration

Re-registration Forms must be submitted between Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and Sunday, February 28, 2021. All registration requirements for re-registration must be completed on or before Friday, March 12, 2021.

Click here to review requirements for registration.

  1. Before you begin re-registration, make sure you have created your group's profile in the new GopherLink. Click here for more information and instructions on how to set up your group's profile in the new GopherLink.
  2. The link to the registration form will be available on January 5. A student group officer must complete a Re-registration Form between Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and Sunday, February 28, 2021. Through the form you will provide:
    1. Your group’s classification, which can be found on your group’s GopherLink profile page.
    2. The officers and members of the student group. There must be at least five officers identified on the roster in the registration submission. All officers must meet the criteria for being an officer. Click here to review officer responsibilities.
    3. For Set C student groups only: A group constitution that meets all minimum requirements for student group constitutions. Click here to review constitution requirements, recommendations, and example language.
    4. For CLPs only:
      1. The CLP Advisor’s and CLP Department Head’s names and UMN email addresses; these positions can be held by the same person.
    5. For groups requesting to change their official name (optional): The group’s requested name with an updated and signed constitution that reflects the group’s requested name. Please review the student group name policies and the student group constitution requirements.
  3. The Student Activities Office will review your form submission. The form submitter will receive an email via GopherLink with next steps and feedback to satisfy registration requirements.
  4. Set C groups and groups that are requesting to change their official name will have their constitution reviewed by a Student Activities Advisor. They will provide the form submitter with feedback and next steps regarding the group’s constitution. Reminder: a group requesting a new name must update their official name in their group’s constitution to reflect the requested name.
  5. Once all requirements have been met, your group will be “currently registered” status and gain full access to student group benefits through September 30, 2021.

Terms of Full Registration Status

Review the student group policies for benefits and responsibilities of registered student groups.