Leading a Graduate Student Organization is a multi-layered challenge. We are here to help you along the way!

This page provides information on starting your student organization, leading your student organization, transitioning leadership, and more. If you have any questions or need more support, feel free to reach out to Caitlin Hayles at

Scroll down to learn about:

  • Starting an organization
  • Tips and resources for running your organization
  • Common forms relating to budgeting, marketing, and events

 Please read through the COVID-19 protocols for Graduate Student Organizations.

Starting an Organization

  • New Org Check-list
  • Mission and Goals
  • Bylaws
  • Registration
  • Recruitment

Tips and Resources

  • Google Drives
  • Internal Communications
  • Meetings
  • Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Elections
  • Transitioning

Common Forms

  • Budgeting Forms
  • Event Registration
  • Vendors & Speakers
  • Funding Request
  • Grad Life Connect
  • MyPostings
  • Organization Registration