Registration Guide

Registering a Student Organization

All graduate student organizations and associations must register annually in order to remain active and be recognized by the University. Registration allows the organization to 1) Reserve event/meeting space on campus, 2) Request funding from the Graduate Student Council, 3) Be listed on the Graduate Student Life website, and 4) Advertise your organization around campus.

  • Get started by finding a minimum of 6 graduate students interested in your organization AND a current USD Faculty/Staff person that will act as your organization’s official Advisor.
  • Draft a Constitution for your organization; this will contain your organization’s official name, purpose, and function/operation by by-laws. A model constitution is available for you at www.sandiego.edu/gradlife
  • Submit the Registration Form and most up to date By-Laws/Constitution by August 31, 2018 to Mariann Sanchez, Interim Coordinator of Graduate Student Life, at marianns@sandiego.edu

After submitting your organization’s materials you will be contacted to discuss the organization and help provide any additional support that is needed. 

Helpful Hint: Don’t be overwhelmed! If you have any questions contact Mariann Sanchez for assistance by emailing marianns@sandiego.edu or using the resources at www.sandiego.edu/gradlife.