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Start a New Organization

At Hood, it is not only possible, but absolutely encouraged to start your own organization. It’s a simple process and a great plan if you cannot find the ideal organization you’ve been picturing as something perfect for you to join and get involved in.

In order to begin a new club, first, you will need to complete the "Starting a New Organization" form in Pergola Connect, as well as provide a signature sheet of potential charter members and proposed constitution.  

Once submitted, the SGA Student Life Committee and the Office of Student Engagement will receive and review your request.  They may reach out to you to discuss any necessary edits for your constitution.  

After edits and approvals, you will have the opportunity to present your club and constitution to the senate for approval. If approved as an organization in Senate, the club will move to a vote in the executive board for approval.

If you are approved in both governmental bodies, you will officially be an organization! Please be sure to review the Student Organization Handbook to familiarize yourself with the SGA policies governing student organizations.  Please ensure that you utilize Pergola Connect to reauthorize your student organization at the beginning of each academic year and to update your Executive Committee Officers and members. If you need assistance with this process, please email