Start a Club Funding, Starting and Sustaining a Student Organization

Whether you're starting a new organization or growing an existing one, Student Activities offers a number of resources to help.

New student organizations should register with the Office of Student Activities by first contacting kgoodwin@wlu.edu to set up an appointment. The Director of Student Activities can provide you with paperwork required to register your organization and answer questions about how to get started.

Registered student organizations are allowed to reserve space in Elrod Commons and elsewhere on campus, hang banners and table in Elrod Commons, and advertise through the Student Activities office via email and social media channels. The Student Activities staff is available to assist in designing and distributing posters, creating social media advertising for events, and adding your information to the University calendar and Campus Notices system. We are here to help you!

All student organizations registered with the office of Student Activities are required to have an on-campus faculty or staff advisor. If your organization is having trouble finding an advisor, our office is happy to help connect you with faculty or staff on campus interested in serving as student organization advisors. 

Information about applying for recognition and funding by the Executive Committee can be found here

Student Organization Application

Organizations must complete this application to be recognized by the Office of Student Activities. Benefits of recognition include the ability to reserve space in the Commons and elsewhere on campus, request a cubicle and advertise in the Commons, check out Outing Club equipment for group activities, participate in the Campus Activities Fair during Orientation Week, and be listed on the University's website.

Executive Committee Recognition for Student Organizations

All student organizations must be recognized by the Executive Committee of the Student Body (EC) in order to receive recognition and/or funding by the Washington and Lee University student body. Please read the EC's policy and fill out the Application for Recognition. The Office of Student Activities works closely with the Executive Committee of the Student Body to support their mission and function.

EC Budget/Funding Request

Organizations recognized by the Executive Committee may request funding in accordance with the Committee's Budget Policy. The policy, current budget allocations and the funding request form are available on the EC website.

Request an Email Address

Recognized student organizations may request an organization email address with permission from Student Activities by creating an IT Help Ticket.