Starting a Student Organization
Want to get involved on campus? Can't find a club that sparks your interest? Learn how to start a new club or organization by clicking on the link and reviewing the New Club & Organization Start- up Packet.
First and formost, you should familiarize yourself with the New Club Start Up Packet.
If you are creating a new club or organization, you must attend one of the following Org Sync Training days:
- Please contact Carmela Oniszko at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Pace University Policy on Starting a New Student Organization
Pace University does not require any of its students who may have a common interest to form a recognized student organization. Neither does it have any policy or procedure that would bar several students from discussing their common interests or otherwise associating with each other in areas set aside for that purpose (e.g., cafeterias, student lounges, common areas, etc.) at times when those facilities are open and not in use for special events.
However, as set forth in these guidelines, student clubs and organizations must maintain official recognition by the University in order to be eligible for the services, benefits, and privileges offered by the Center for Student Development and Campus Activities Office (SDACA-NYC) or Student Development and Campus Activities Office (SDCA-PLV). To be eligible for Student Activities Fee funds (SAF) the constitutions of clubs and organizations must be approved by the Student Government Association (SGA-NYC) or Student Association (SA–-PLV). All recognized student clubs and organizations are expected to operate within Pace University policies and procedures.
Services offered by Pace to officially recognized student clubs and organization include a license to use Pace University’s name to publicly identify their club or meetings and events; to post and distribute meeting and event notices; and to distribute or post club or organization informational materials on Pace’s premises and on Pace provided web pages.
The only way that Pace students may reserve University space for a meeting or event (and, therefore, publicly announce that they are conducting a "Pace" club or organization meeting or event in a Pace space) is under the sponsorship of a recognized student club or organization or a University academic or administrative Department. Individual students or unrecognized groups of students may not do so.
Pace University does not prohibit its students from identifying themselves as Pace students wherever they may be. However, the University does no license the use of its name to unrecognized organizations or permit Pace students who may be members of its unrecognized clubs or organizations to represent that their club or organization is a “Pace” club or organization.