Registering Your Student Organization


Student organizations recognized as official Northwestern student organizations by the university


Any on-campus organization comprised of Northwestern students who wishes to exist as a Northwestern student organization


Registration is open from May-October 1 each year. Groups who have not re-registered by October 1 of each year will no longer be recognized as Northwestern University student organizations and will not be able to function in that capacity until meeting with Hope Wallace, email:, Coordinator of Student Organization Resources, in the Center for Student Involvement.


Registration provides students with access to the following privileges (students must still meet individual requirements to obtain each privilege):

  • Planning events at Norris
  • Applying  for space at NorrisUsing
  • community service vehicles
  • Reserve space via the Registrar’s Office
  • Obtain/Maintain Northwestern Events Calendar account (formally Plan-it Purple)
  • Access SOFO account
  • Reserve a table for the Fall/Winter Activities Fair
  • Publicize events on campus sidewalks, via banners, and painting the Rock
  • Access to CSI funding
  • Applying for ASG funding
  • Applying for McCormick funding

How: Re-register on Wildcat Connection EVERY YEAR

  • Login to Wildcat Connection
  • Click on “Organizations” Click on “Search” to open search bar and find your org
  • Click “Register This Organization” below your org**
  • Complete all steps including: Adding primary advisor’s name and contact information
  • Updating complete roster 
  • Uploading advisor form (PDF)
  • Designating recognizing body
  • Uploading constitution

Quick Tip

Cannot find your student organization in Wildcat Connection?
Contact Hope Wallace, email:, Coordinator of Student Organization Resources