Contact SORC

0208 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Registration Requirements

To become a registered student group with SORC and the University of Maryland, organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • For a typical ‘continuing’ organization, the group must have a minimum of 8 members (if primarily undergraduate) or 5 members (if primarily graduate). ‘Provisional,’ or temporary groups do not have a minimum membership requirement.
  • At least 75% of the membership must be currently enrolled students
  • The organization must have a President and Treasurer, held by two different members of the organization, and they both must be University of Maryland students.
  • The organization must have a faculty/staff advisor currently employed by the University of Maryland
  • Must include a statement of non-discrimination in the organization’s constitution, as well as a statement agreeing to abide by University of Maryland policies. Sample language for these statements can be found on our Sample Constitution website
  • Must have a mission statement
  • Must disclose affiliate or parent organizations
  • Must have a name that abides by University of Maryland trademark guidelines; i.e. may not use the terms “University of Maryland,” “Terrapins,” “Maryland Terrapins,” “Terps,” “Testudo” in its name without prior approval. Groups may use the term “University of Maryland” when the group’s name is “[Name of Organization] at the University of Maryland”
  • Officers must certify that information provided on the application form is accurate and up-to-date at all times