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

1. 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  

2. Privileges of registered student organizations

3. Responsibilities of all student organizations

4. 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


Contact Us

Campus Activities Office
5th Floor, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: 607.255.4169
fax: 607.255.1116


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