How to establish a student organization
Attend a New Student Organization (NSO) Informational. Not all members of the group must attend, but anyone interested in a leadership position within should plan to be there. Vital information on how to complete the process will be shared at the meeting.
Submit a completed new student organization application to the Office of Student Engagement. Additional items or a meeting to discuss the organization and its mission, purpose and activities may be requested by staff members.
The completed application will be reviewed and the organization will be assigned a classification and categorization. Additional expectations may be assigned dependent on the proposed activities.
Upon approval, the student organization will receive an account number and additional information on completed the recognition process.
Student Organization Categories
There are three different types of student organizations, determined by an organization’s relationship to the university:
Considered to be critical to the mission and culture of the RELLIS Campus, sponsored organizations typically have a close relationships with a campus department or office. These types of student groups are required to have a full-time professional staff member sponsor whose job description designates them as the primary advisor to the sponsored organization.
Affiliated Organizations contribute to the mission and culture of the RELLIS Campus and often have a direct link to a larger, sponsored organization on campus. Affiliated advisors must be a full-time Texas A&M University System employee.
These organizations are capable of functioning with minimal support from the RELLIS Campus academic staff, but remain aligned with the mission and culture of the campus. Advisors may be a faculty member, professional or associate staff member, or a graduate student.
Current Student Organizations
RELLIS Student Advisory Council (RSC)
The RELLIS Student Advisory Council serves as the voice of students enrolled in classes at RELLIS. Focused on student engagement, this group works to cultivate an energetic and close community.
The RELLIS Ambassadors represent the top leaders and scholars on campus. This group is dedicated to providing campus tours, helping with recruiting efforts and serving as the official student programming board. Individuals that are interested must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be considered an upper-division student.
RELLIS Freshman Leaders
The RELLIS Freshman Leaders program is designed to provide first year (freshman) students the opportunity to grow and develop as leaders on campus. Student participants will learn about leadership, event planning, communication, self-growth and development, fundraising, diversity and inclusion.
Model United Nations
The Model UN is a world-wide organization that is dedicating to preparing students to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperative resolution of conflict. Students research issues facing a variety of countries and work to develop skill sets in persuasive writing and debate. Ultimately they prepare arguments and attend a conference where they participate in a large-scale debate forum.
Professional Career Related Organizations
Student Accounting Society
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
Criminal Justice Association
The first men’s organization on campus, named after the famed Texas Rangers. The four tenants of this group are respect, camaraderie, integrity and service.