Registration as a Student Organization
York University Student Organization Recognition
- The University does not recognize all organizations who seek recognition. Recognition is granted only, if in the opinion of the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD), the organization meets the appropriate criteria and agrees to abide by Presidential Regulation 4, Presidential Regulation 5 and all other University policies and procedures.
- SCLD may seek advice from campus partners prior to making its recommendation to the Director of SCLD.
All religious/faith-based organizations must be reviewed by the Inter-Faith Council (IFC) of York University to ensure compliance with the requirements of the IFC and an understanding and willingness to comply with the Terms of Reference of the IFC. Religious/faith-based organizations are never considered on the basis of principles of faith or beliefs but rather willingness to comply with the Three Pillars of Tolerance and Standards of Student Conduct.
- All clubs and organizations seeking recognition or renewal must submit:
- A fully completed Club Application which includes the following components:
- The names and student numbers of at least 15 currently registered York University students in good standing who are members of the group. Executives and 80% of the clubs’ members must be currently registered York University students.
- The organization’s contact information.
- The personal contact information for both signing officers.
- Information on any Departmental/College/Faculty affiliations, including any non-York staff members the organization has.
- An agreement by the signing officers to abide by the "Statement on Rights and Responsibilities”. The group must also consent to indemnify and hold the University harmless for any damages and legal costs resulting from its activities.
- The group's written constitution including any incorporation papers.
Organizations are expected to report any changes of signing officers, non-York staff members, phone number, email and mailing address within 5 business days. Where application information is deficient, the organization will be asked to provide more details.
- SCLD will review completed documentation and contact the signing officers for a mandatory orientation session coordinated by SCLD staff.
- Once an organization’s signing officer completes the orientation session, SCLD will grant recognition for the academic year.
- Violations of Presidential Regulations or other University policies and procedures may result in discipline for the organization, its executive, its advisors, its staff and members. This could include sanctions listed in the Student Code of Conduct or any policy/procedure developed from time to time governing the conduct of students on campus as well as withdrawal or suspension of organization recognition and its privileges.
- The University reserves the right to invoke, in place of, or in addition to its own standards and procedures, any civil, criminal, or other remedies which may be available to it as a course of law.