Registration

Your organization must register with the Yale College Dean’s Office if your undergraduate group

  • conducts meetings periodically,
  • sponsors activities on the campus of Yale University,
  • provides a service, or
  • raises funds within the University for charitable purposes.

Not sure if you should register? Find out more on the privileges of registration

Are you a graduate or professional student seeking more information? Find out more about starting a non-undergraduate student group.

Registration is an annual requirement and returning organizations are required to renew their registration annually.  Once approved, an organization’s registration remains valid until  the following academic year.


Re-Registering an Existing Organization

Organizations that were officially registered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year and will continue to be active in the 2018-2019 Academic Year must re-register between July 20, 2018 and September 7, 2018.  

Organizations who missed this deadline and were de-registered for the fall semester may re-register for the remainder of the academic year between December 17, 2018, and February 1, 2019. If an organization was de-registered during the fall, they should contact their designated SOC or send an email to student.organizations@yale.edu to have their portal reactivated prior to completing the registration form in Yale Connect.

Organizations will re-register via  Yale Connect.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on re-registering via Yale Connect.

Registration is ordinarily valid for one academic year. However, if a student organization wishes to change its activities from those outlined in their registration or alter aspects of their group, then the organization must update its information online for review and approval.

At least one officer of each organization is required to mandatory training sponsored by the Yale College Dean’s Office for specific information about the privileges and responsibilities of registered groups. 

Questions? Contact your Student Organizations Consultant and/or email student.organizations@yale.edu.


Registering a New Organization

In Fall of 2018, Undergraduates may register new organizations between July 20 and September 7. In the Spring of 2019, Students may also register new groups between December 17 and February 1. 

The application to register will be available via Yale Connect. Starting July 20, 2018 or January 1, 2019, you may click “Register New Organization” under the “Organizations ” tab and choose Yale College Student Activities.  If you do not choose “Yale College Student Activities,” your registration will not be seen by the correct office and your group may not be approved as a registered organization. 

The online registration form will require, among other things, a description of the purposes of the organization, a constitution and/or set of bylaws, and the identification of officers or other leaders. At least 5 undergraduate members of the new organization will be required to confirm its registration by emails sent through OrgSync.

To help new student organizations establish a foundation and ensure all your questions are answered, we have launched a required onboarding process.  Once you register, we will be in touch to get your Onboarding Process  started.

Organizations that are established for the purpose of selling or renting items or paying students cannot be registered student organizations, but may be able to operate as Associated Student Agencies.

Questions? Contact student.organizations@yale.edu


Registration Requirements

In order for an organization to earn or maintain its status as a registered student organization, the Organization must:
  1. Complete an online application
  2. Have a minimum of five undergraduate members
  3. Have one officer attend a mandatory training once during the academic year
  4. Maintain regular contact with their assigned Student Organizations Consultant
  5. Inform the Yale College Dean’s Office of the organization’s activities at least two times each academic year, usually by completing surveys administered at the end of each semester.

Revocation or Suspension of Registration

An organization’s registration may be revoked or suspended if the group has not abided by the Undergraduate Regulations, by the organization’s registration, or has not met registration requirements.

Registration may also be revoked or suspended if a student organization or its officers fail to meet any financial obligations of the organization in a timely manner.