May 1 begins the student organization re-registration period
October 15 is the continuous registration deadline for organizations that have been previously registered to renew their registration each year to stay Active.
Brand new organizations may begin their registration at any time and must complete all requirements within 60 days or by October 15. New organizations m ay not duplicate the purpose of another existing organization
Only the Primary Leader has the ability to register an organization or log in and change/update information.
Pending : Brand new organizations or organizations in the process of completing registration requirements for a given year.
Inactive : Organizations that have not completed all registration requirements by the annual October 15 deadline. Inactive organizations are ineligible to use the free resources for student organizations.
Active - New/Re-Established : Organizations that have been registered for less than two (2) continuous years or organizations with less than 15 members; all registration requirements completed by the annual October 15 deadline.
Active - Established : Organizations that have been registered for at least two (2) continuous years; at least 15 members of the organization; all registration requirements completed by the annual October 15 deadline.
All items with any kind of OSU logo or images, etc. need approval by the Trademark and Licensing Office
The words “Ohio State” or “OSU” do not need approved if outside of your organization’s name
Only student organizations in the Active - Established level of registration may use “Ohio State” or “OSU” in their official organization name. “Ohio State” or “OSU” must appear at the end of the organization name.
If you are not selling food, the general rule is “eater beware”
If you are selling food, the campus policy states:
Food items sold by student organizations should either be commercially prepackaged by a licensed vendor and handled in compliance with relevant health codes or grown, raised, or produced by members of a registered student organization as part of their academic program.
Download a copy of Food Safety Guidelines from the Ohio Union Resources webpage
Ohio Revised Code Definition: “ ‘Hazing’ means doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person.”