Approval Process

Review of new student organizations will take place at regularly scheduled Student Org. Review Board (SORB) meetings. All the requirements will be reviewed by SORB, the decision options for this University committee are as follows:

  • Approved - full approval status
  • Approved Pending - student organization is missing 1-2 items that can be completed; once completed, the group will be switched to approved status
  • Deferred - student organization has multiple missing items or lacks meeting numerous requirements; group must remedy these issues & will then be reviewed a second time by SORB
  • Denied - student organization does not meet the criteria to be a registered student organization

The status of an organization will be communicated by the Office of Student Life via e-mail to the organization president, adviser, and/or requester of record within 2 business days of the Student Organization Review Board's decision.  Steps are outlined at gvsu.edu/studentorg