Starting a New Organization

Registration now open for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Starting a new organization is exciting and allows you to both develop new leadership skills and connect with your community in Santa Cruz.
See the SOMeCA Protocols for policy regarding registration. 
In order to start a new organization, we invite you to meet with our Peer Advisors for an intake meeting. Our Peer Advisors will meet with you to discuss the registration process and assess if SOMeCA is the best sponsoring unit for your organization.
Peer Advisors will be available through the SOAR Office Monday-Friday from 1pm-4pm starting Oct. 2
*Please see the 2017-2018 Expansion Council Memo for information regarding Greek Letter Expansion

Registration Process:

  1. Meet with a Peer Advisor for an intake meeting starting 10/2/17. At least one leader of the proposed organization must attend this meeting.
  2. Peer Advisors will determine whether to proceed with organization sponsorship and the Registration process.
  3. If approved, the new organization will pick up a registration packet. 
  4. Organization leadership must fill out the registration packet 
  5. All Authorized Representatives must view the online orientation videos.
  6. All Authorized Representatives must take and pass the online orientation quiz with a 100% score.
  7. Fill out and complete a constitution
  8. Submit completed Basic Registration packet to your respective SOMeCA Office
  9. Schedule Advisor Agreement meeting with all Authorized Representatives and Advisor (Path 2 & 3 only) by 11/3/17
  10. Have all Authorized Representatives RSVP by 11/3/7 & attend Leadership Trainings (Path 2 & 3 only)