Starting a Club

Information outlining the process for starting a club at Fordham

Applications are open for the first three weeks of each semester

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New Club Process

Congratulations on taking the first step towards enhancing the Fordham University community through improving campus activities. By beginning the process, you have shown that you have what it takes to be a leader: an idea and follow-through. Your prospective club will help to enhance the Fordham community not only during your time here, but also for many years to come. 

Before beginning the new club process, please review the Club Rights, Responsibilities and Requirements for USG recognized clubs as adopted from the Rose Hill Student Handbook. 

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to contact the United Student Government Vice President of Operations at

Before You Apply

Step 1: New Club Application Form

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Before you begin this form, please be prepared to enter/upload the following information:

After Your Submission...

Step 2: Operations Committee Review

You will receive an email from your Operations Committee liaison who will be reviewing your application and constitution and presenting it to the committee. The Committee will review your application and send you any comments or questions the committee may have. Please be on the lookout for this email, as this is the step that tends to slow down the process.

Step 3: Dean Review

Dean Arcuri, the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or will approve the application and pass it along to the next step. 

Dean Rodgers, the Dean of Students, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or approve the application.

Step 4: USG Approval

After they have approved the application, 2 E-Board members will present in front of the USG Senate on what your club does, how it will use University funding and how it fills a need that is not being met on campus.