Registration

Registration: In order to be registered for the 2021-22 academic year, student organizations must either renew their registration or submit an intent to register a new organization by August 31. To re-register, please go to yale.campusgroups.com/club-signup to find your group - you can filter by clicking the button for “Yale College Undergraduate Organizations,” or simply type in your group’s name. Click the blue-registration to re-register your group.

 
Student organizations must be registered in order to be guaranteed participation in the Bazaar of Student Organizations. New student organizations that would like to be involved in the Student Organizations Bazaar must submit an Intent to Register form by August 20.
 
Forming a New Organization: Students wishing to form new student organizations, or revive dormant organizations, must submit an Intent to Register through Yale Connect by August 31. Groups should be notified of approvals by September 24. Any new groups who wish to participate in the Bazaar of Student Organizations must submit their Intent to Register by August 20. Click here to register.
 

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 Requirements

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. All registered student organizations must abide by the Undergraduate Regulations.

In order for an organization to earn or maintain its status as a registered student organization, the Organization must:
 
  1. Have a minimum of five undergraduate members
  2. Maintain up-to-date group information in the Yale Connect platform, including a roster of current members and all current and former officers updated at least every semester and/or when leadership transitions
  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, which includes an end of the year financial summary
  6. Comply with the Undergraduate Regulations

Re-Registering an Existing Organization

All organizations that will be active in the 2021-22 Academic Year must re-register by August 31, 2021. This includes organizations that were officially registered in the 2020-2021 Academic Year AND organizations that were on hiatus in the 2020-21 Academic Year.
 
Organizations who miss this deadline and are de-registered for the fall semester may re-register for the spring semester. If an organization is 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. If more than two semesters have passed since an organization last registered, it will need to undergo the onboarding process again.
 
Organizations will re-register via  Yale ConnectTo register please go to yale.campusgroups.com/club_signup to find your group, you can filter by clicking the button for “Yale College Undergraduate Organizations”,  or simply type in your group’s name. Click the blue re-registration button to re-register your group. 
 

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 will be 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 the 2021-2022 academic year, undergraduates may register new organizations by August 20 to seek approval to participate in the Bazaar of Student Organizations, or by August 31 to seek approval for the year.

The application to register is available via Yale Connect - you may now submit intent to register application for review by the YCDO’s Student Organizations Review Committee. Once the application is approved, the organization will be informed and the YCDO will create the organization’s initial Yale Connect portal. The organization’s portal must be completed by its leadership by the end of its onboarding year.
 

The organization’s portal registration form will be developed in consultation with their assigned SOC and 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 their membership or the organization will not be approved. Organizations must provide a completed constitution and Yale Connect portal/registration form by the end of their onboarding year.

To help new student organizations establish a foundation and ensure all questions are answered, we have launched a required onboarding process.  Once registration is approved, YCDO will be in touch to begin the onboarding process.

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

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.