Angela D.’s Answer
Angela D. recommends the following next steps:
All great suggestions by the others!
To add, research your school (online) for something like Campus Life, Student Activities, and Student Organizations.
I checked my former school's website, and there's actually a link to 'Register An Organization'. Assuming your school has similar resources, those links/contacts can provide more explicit guidelines on the requirements in order to create a new organization.
Similar to other responses, start thinking about a Purpose, Target Group, Bylaws, and Category (e.g. Art, Academic, Cultural, Political, etc), for your Organization. This will help compare your Org's needs with others already established to see if there are similarities, or a unique niche which has to to be addressed. Also, consider a professor who might serve as an Advisor for your Org. This will ensure you're aligned with the University.
Aside, when I went to school I was part of a new Organization that had to 1) Register with the Study Organization Body, 2) Secure an Advisor, and 3) Create a Constitution and Bylaws for how we'd conduct business, when we'd meet, how we'd solicit new members, etc. The advisor will help you throughout the process.
Sounds exciting! Good luck to you!
Mike recommends the following next steps: