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.