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Start a New Student Organization


Thank you for your interest in starting a new student organization at the University of Tennessee. We are proud to register more than 470 student organizations on campus!

Please review the procedures to register your new student organization. New student organization applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Below you will find information on the requirements and procedures to start a new organization.

Additional information is provided below if the new organization is a social-Greek lettered organization or an organization that previously existed on campus.

Step 1: Registration Form
To begin the registration form, log in to VOLink. Under the “Organizations” tab there is an option to “Register an Organization” and then “Register a New Organization”.

Step 2: Information Session

Upon completion of the Registration Form, a Student Engagement Ambassador will reach out to you to schedule an Information Session in which any concerns about the application will be addressed. Additionally, this Information Session will introduce students to the registration process, policies and procedures for being a registered organization, resources available for student organizations, and an overview of VOLink. The Information Session will also serve as a time for us to learn about you and the Organization you are wishing to register.

Step 3: Advisory Committee on Student Organizations

Following the Information Session, all completed applications will be reviewed by the Student Engagement Ambassadors, acting as the Advisory Committee on Student Organizations.  Upon approval, your student organization will become a registered student organization.

Information for Social Greek Lettered New Organizations:

The Center for Student Engagement will work in conjunction with the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life to ensure that the required registration forms are submitted.  New Greek Lettered Organizations should contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life previous to registering an organization.

Reactivating a Student Organization

If an organization is inactive for over a year, the organization will be disabled and considered inactive. The instructions for reactivating an existing student organization are below:

To reactivate an organization, please click here to access the form on VOLink. Complete the Student Organization Reactivation Form. Once this form is submitted, the Center for Student Engagement will be notified. You may be required to provide further information before the re-activation is approved. Further required information may include (but is not limited to):

Any information pertaining to the registration of an organization
A meeting with the Coordinator for Student Engagement or Graduate Assistant
An updated constitution
A new advisor (must be full-time faculty or staff)
A new president/acting president
A roster of 10 students supporting the reactivation (NetID’s Required)

If you have any questions please contact Brad Ward at or Nneka Walson at