Managing a Group

In addition to group members and officers practicing leadership, successful groups also demand effective management. The information in this section includes 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 maintain access to student group benefits. Student group registration requirements are determined by the group’s classification and the group’s status.

Find more details regarding annual registration 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 at any time.

Click here for the Group Classification Change process and form.

Name Change Request

Registered student groups can change their group name during the annual registration process. For information and policies about naming your student group, click here.

Student Group Dissolution Request

Student groups dissolve under two conditions: a group is expired for one academic year, 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: