Renewing an Existing Student Organization

Student organizations at Florida A&M University are required to update organization information each semester in order to be a recognized student organization.

  1. Renewal Periods are posted on iStrike with a minimum 30 day notice.
    • Failure to renew by the posted deadline will result in the organization not being recognized that semester. 
      • iStrike portal will not be visible online through iStrike or any university website.
      • Organization will NOT be authorized to have membership recruitment or intake.
      • Organization will not be authorized to host or co-host any events or activities on campus.
      • Organization will not authorized to participate in any university sponsored activities.
  2.  When renewing a student organization you will be required to do the following.
    • The Advisor and President will need to update member POSITIONS. This includes President (leader), Vice-President, Treasurer (financial), Secretary, On-Campus advisor(s) (faculty/staff employed at University for at least one year), a Community Service Representative and all current members of the organization.
      • All current members of the organization must be listed in the Position section. All members must have an updated iStrike account.
    • Provide updated bylaws in Word, rtf, or pdf format.
    • Student organizations that are a part of a national organization must upload and an updated copy of their national constitution.
    • Student organizations that are not a part of a national organization must upload and updated copy their constitution.
    • Update general description/introduction of your organization. 
    • Verify/update organization’s website. This link will be viewable from your iStrike page
    • Verify/update organization's email address and off campus mailing address
    • Verify/update on-campus advisor's email address and phone number

Inaccurate or incomplete information will result in the delay or possible denial of your student organization’s registration. Please renew your organization early to allow time for corrections to be made before the deadline.

Registering a New Student Organization

In order to be a recognized student organization at Florida A&M University students are required to register the organization on iStrike. The registration will be reviewed by Efferson Student Union & Activities (ESUA) Staff. If approved the student organization will be recognized and have full rights and privileges of a student organization.

  1. Registration Periods are posted on iStrike with a minimum 30 day notice.
    • Failure to register by the posted deadline will result in the organization not being recognized that semester.
      • iStrike portal will not be visible online through iStrike or any university website
      • Organization will NOT be authorized to have membership recruitment or intake
      • Organization will not authorized to participate in any university sponsored activities
      • Organization will not be authorized to host or co-host any events or activities on campus
  2. Completing the online New Student Organization Registration process
    • Login iStrike using your iRatter login credentials.
    • On the top menu bar, click on "Browse Organizations".
    • Click "Register New Organization" on the top-right corner.
    • Select the FAMU Campus Life Umbrella.
    • Submit the information as requested (see section c. below).
    • When all information is provided click NEXT and finish the process.
  3. When registering you will be required to provide the following information
    • Updated bylaws or develop an organization constitution (see a sample constitution) in Word, rtf, or pdf format.
    • A web search generally locates similar organizations and their constitutions. These can be used as samples as well.
    • Student organizations that are a part of a national organization must upload and an updated copy of their national constitution and a copy of the chapter bylaws.
    • Student organizations that are not a part of a national organization must upload an updated copy their organization’s constitution.
    • A picture related to your organization (the image must be 150px X 150px).
      • Please make sure the image fits correctly in the box because it is the first thing students will see when searching for your organization.
    • A general description/introduction of your organization.
      • Remember, this public information viewable by everyone.
    • A list of keywords associated with your organization.
      • This will help people find your organization when using the Search feature.
    • Your organization’s website. This link will be viewable from your iStrike page
    • Your organization's email address and off campus mailing address
    • Your on-campus advisor's email address and phone number
      • An advisor must be employed at Florida A&M University for at least one year and a full time employee.

Inaccurate or incomplete information will result in the delay or possible denial of your student organization’s registration. Please renew your organization early to allow time for corrections to be made before the deadline.