There are over 70 active student organizations here at UTMB. Most are professional- and discipline-specific. Others are cultural, religious, social, or special interest. Each year these organizations continue UTMB’s tradition of service, civic engagement, and cultural opportunities by organizing hundreds of projects for the campus and the Galveston community.
This involvement helps develop essential life skills, critical thinking, leadership, lifelong learning, and oral and written communication skills. Through additional participation in University related activities, you will discover multicultural and global perspectives, civic and individual responsibility, respect for individuals, a sense of competence, and the capacity to work well with others.
Registering for Fall 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 student organization registration campaign period will take place from July 1st – August 1st. All student organizations must fill out a “Student Organization Annual Registration Form” and attend a risk management session to be considered registered for the 2014-2015 Fall semester. At least one officer from your group must attend one of the four risk management sessions and all paperwork must be turned in by August 1st at 5 pm.
Updating Your Organization’s Information
Per the UT System Regents Rules all student organizations must complete a registration form each semester. The “Student Organization Annual Registration Form” is required and must be completed in July each year to be registered for the Fall semester, and the "Student Organization Spring Registration Form" must be filled out each January to be registered for the Spring semester. If there are any changes/additions to officers or your faculty sponsor between the registration periods, a "Student Organization Update Form" must be filled out and turned in so Student Life has the most current information for your organization.
Risk Management and Student Organization Orientation
Student organization orientation and risk management sessions are one-hour events held at the beginning of each semester. Since these events are a requirement for registered organizations, more than one session will occur. The 2014-2015 Risk Management sessions will be held from noon – 1 p.m. in the Senate room (room 2.132) in the Jamail Student Center on the following dates: Wednesday, July 9th, Friday, July 11th, Thursday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 29th. These will be the only Risk Management sessions held for the Fall semester. One-on-one risk management session will not be conducted throughout the semester unless the organization has special circumstances (i.e. Austin-based organizations, brand new organizations). At least one officer from each organization planning to register for the year must attend ONE of the risk management sessions (the officer attending may be an officer of multiple organizations). This organization representative is not only responsible for bringing information presented back to the organization membership, but for also passing along this information on to any officers who are elected or may change throughout the year. The organization will only get credit for attending the event if the officer is in attendance for the entire session and signs-in at the beginning of the session. If an organization is not fully registered at any point in the academic year, that organization may not be given the benefits of a registered student organization, including Student Government Association funding, hosting events, posting fliers, or reserving rooms for meetings on campus.
To register for one of the dates above, please email Mike Cromie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions, please stop by the Office of Student Life. Printed copies of the registration packet are also available at the office.
Registration forms are available online at the Forms page.
Click here to see a calendar of student organization events!