Organization Status Requests

Thank you for your interest in becoming a registered student organization at Auburn University! Numerous organizations with a variety of interests and goals are available for students at Auburn and yours can add to this exciting mix of opportunities for student membership.

Provisional Status

An organization is given a maximum of one year of Provisional status before they must apply for permanent status to become an officially recognized AU student organization. During the Provisional period, the organization must complete the following in order to apply for Permanent status:

  1. Must attend New Organization Training
  2. Must attend 3 Involvement Webinar Series opportunities hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and the Involvement Ambassadors
  3. Must attend another organization’s event
  4. Must have President, VP and Treasurer if collecting dues
  5. Must have 10 members
  6. Must have full-time faculty/staff advisor
  7. Must apply for permanent status with Gracie Lester – within a year of becoming provisional

If the above requirements aren’t completed within a year of becoming provisional the organization will be placed on a probationary status until the requirements are fulfilled. 

Organizations on Provisional status are eligible for all benefits with the exception of the ability to apply for Organizations Fund monies and the use of Auburn University marks/logos. Only Permanent organizations are eligible to apply and use the Auburn University marks/logos.  An organization remains active as long as they meet the annual requirements to remain a recognized AU student organization.

Click here to download the Provisional Status Information Packet with helpful resources to aid in your application process.

Permanent Status

All provisional organizations will have 1 year to apply to be a permanent organization or the organization will be placed on a probationary status. Only permanent organizations may apply for funding and use Auburn University marks/logos on t-shirts or products. Permanent Organizations are recognized as AU student organization if they complete the required provisional steps above and can demonstrate the completion of those steps to the Office of Student Involvement. A Office of Student Involvement representative will review the organization’s provisional time and approve or deny permanent status.

If the organization is ready to become permanent please apply with the Permanent Status Request Form and contact Gracie Lester at to complete the permanent status process.

Need Help Starting a New Organization?

Students wishing to start a new organization and would like to ask questions, brainstorm, or speak with someone may e-mail to set up an appointment with an Involvement Ambassador or one of our staff members! Appointments are strongly encouraged!

Last modified: July 23, 2018