How to Register a Student Group

Learn how to create a registered student organization or student group.

Official student groups at Evergreen are called Registered Student Organizations (RSO). Connect with an advisor today to talk about opportunities this year!

Why Register Your Student Group?

  • Money for events and projects*
  • Support for meetings and events
  • Experienced advisors to help you meet your goals
  • Workspace and cubicles
  • Free materials for promoting your group
  • Office supplies and equipment to check out
  • Learning allotments for student group leaders*
  • A button maker!

* You must apply separately for funding or learning allotments, get training in budgeting, and fill out paperwork. We'll help you figure it out.

The Short Version

  1. Have an idea.
  2. Book a meeting (login required) with a Student Activities advisor.
  3. Find fellow students who want to be a part of your group.
  4. Sign up for the final workshops for the year.
  5. Go to the workshop and complete a CANVAS course.
  6. Go, go, go!

Have an Idea

Almost any subject or pastime that brings people together can be the seed of a great student group: hobbies, academic subjects, communities, issues, or politics. Recreational clubs are welcome too!

See an Advisor

Book a meeting (login required) with Student Activities to speak with an activities advisor. You'll have a chance to talk about your ideas and goals. Our advisors will make sure your idea for a group is a good fit, or help you figure out some other way to realize your vision.

Shellfish Club

Evergreen Shellfish Club provides a hands-on and educational experience through shellfish aquaculture for the Evergreen community.

Find More People

The purpose of student organizations is to build your community. Are other students excited by your idea? If you don't have folks interested yet, now is the time to announce this proposed club and find participants. Try connecting with like-minded students in your programs, housing, or social media platforms. An advisor can also help you set up and promote an interest meeting.

Sign Up and Go to Training

Once you’ve recruited the club leadership, you're ready to get trained and registered. Clubs can have up to 3 official leaders (we call them coordinators). 

All club leadership will need to go to the Registration Workshop (see calendar below). This workshop is one-hour and introduces you to the general rules & resources for student groups. You will learn how to build your group base, how to plan an event on campus, and how to apply for funds. You will also complete a registration Canvas course to learn more about campus policies and procedures.

Be sure to speak with an Advisor (login required) before registering for the final in-person workshops at CAB 301: 

  • Week 2: April 6 (Wednesday) @ 4 - 5 pm
  • Week 3: April 11 (Monday) @ 4 - 5 pm

Go, Go, Go!

You have your group's founding members, and you've been registered and trained. Now you're ready to do what your group is all about. Check out all the resources for running and sustaining your group.

Mission

To provide advising, training, resources, budget management, and encouragement to help student leaders grow, explore, and be themselves. We work with the student body, creating a welcoming space for students to learn and collaborate across significant differences.

Vision

A thriving and engaged campus, where students are granted the freedom to show up authentically as their true selves, and leave ready to think critically, advocate for themselves, and take ownership of their futures so as to contribute to creating a more just world.

Values

  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Mentorship
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Fun

As part of the Evergreen community, all values within the Social Contract are supported and upheld. We encourage everyone to reflect on these values as they engage in our community.