Student Organization Handbook

This handbook is intended to provide guidelines, policies and procedures for registered student organizations at Cornell University. Note that information contained within these pages may change at any time without notice.

This information is maintained by the Campus Activities Office. For more information, or to report an error, please contact Campus Activities at (607) 255-4169 or email

Registering a student organization

  • Registering or renewing your organization for the current academic year
  • Independent vs. University Organizations
  • Graduate vs. Undergraduate Organizations
  • Officers and Advisors
  • Constitution and Bylaws  

Privileges of registered student organizations

Responsibilities of all student organizations

General policies for all organizations

  • Statement on Hazing
  • Officers and Advisors
  • Membership
  • Constitution and Bylaws
  • Violation of policies and disciplinary action
  • Not-for-profit status
  • Use of alcohol
  • Registering events
  • Sport clubs
  • Merchandise Approval - Using Cornell's name, logo or artwork on merchandise
  • Reserving space
  • Funding and finances
  • Open fires
  • Rallies