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Organization Registration Materials

Registration for the fall 2020 semester will open mid-August. An email will go out to all students. Click here for more information on how to prepare register your student organization in the fall.

Looking to get involved on campus? Your Campus Activities office is here to help! Whether you are looking to join one of Cornell's existing organizations or create your own, we have the resources to help you make the most of your time here on campus.

For specific questions regarding student organizations, please call (607) 255-4169, or email With over 1,000 student organizations on Cornell's campus, you can find something to do, day or night! Our staff is here to assist you, whether you would like to find that perfect group to join or you'd like to start a new organization. All student organizations register with our office. Groups must register each academic year. As a registered student organization (RSO), groups are allowed to reserve space on campus, hold events on campus, use Cornell's name and artwork, and qualify for club insurance through the Student Assembly's Club Insurance Program.


Policies, Guidelines & Forms

Independent vs. University Organizations

Guidelines for negotiating a contract

Cornell University Alcohol Policy

Constitution and Bylaws (sample)

Merchandise Approval - Using Cornell's name, logo or artwork

Information for Club Advisors

Clery Act Letter to Advisors

Campus Security Authority (CSA) Info Packet

Role of the Advisor

Requirements of Advisors

Expectations of Advisors

Policies & Procedures

Event Planning Resources

Basic Guidelines for Event Planning at Cornell

On-line Event Registration Form (ERF)

Reserving rooms on campus

Events Management Planning Team (EMPT)

Noise Ordinance (City of Ithaca)