Starting a New Club/Organization

Recognition of new student organizations occurs only in the fall semester.

If you are seeking to start a new club this academic year, please:

  • Do not use the Tufts name, logo, or mascot in your organization’s name (i.e., Tufts Weather Club should instead be Weather Club),

  • Keep a record of all the public events you host in your first year - Facebook event screenshots are fine! - to use when applying for recognition in the following year,

  • Begin drafting a group constitution. It should include a non-discrimination clause and a passage requiring that any constitutional changes be approved by the TCUJ. For samples, refer to existing group constitutions here, and

  • Attend the recognition meeting or in the fall or email the TCUJ Re-Recognition Chair if you have any further questions.

If your club has existed for one or more academic semesters and has had three events per semester:

  • Complete the New Student Organization Application Form found on the Office for Campus Life’s website between mid-August and late September.

  • Attend a New Organization Information Meeting.

  • Be prepared to meet with the Judiciary before Thanksgiving Break with the necessary information, detailed in our “Club Recognition” webpage.

please visit the office for campus life's website for more information.