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Becoming a USG Organization

If you are just getting started trying to establish a student organization on campus it is too soon to contact USG. For assistance in the early stages of organizing visit the Student Life Office in Union 400.

USG recognizes and funds qualified student organizations at Buffalo State. The process takes time and only groups that have established themselves on campus and have a record of public events and activites over a couple of semesters are considered for recognition. Only recognized organizations can apply for funding.

The sitting Rules and Regulations Chair in USG is the person you will contact to apply for recognition. That person can advise you on what you will need to apply for USG recognition and the Rules Committee will be the initial judges of your eligibility, so the sooner you contact the Rules Chair and open a dialogue the more smoothly your application is likely to go. The Rules Chair keeps office hours in Campbell Student Union 418 and can be contacted at 878-6701, ext 21 or usgrulesregs@mail.buffalostate.edu

USG has prepared a booklet with information on Becoming a USG Recognized Organization that can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF here.

There is also a Constitution Template USG would like all organizations applying for recognition to use in creating their constitution and by-laws. Using this template will ensure that your constitution includes all of the elements that USG will require in order to approve the document and grant your group recognition. View or download the template here. 

If you think you are ready to apply for recognition by USG you will find the online Student Organization Recognition Application Form on the United Students Government page of the Bengal Connect website. Look in the FORMS section of the USG page. Here is a quick link to that page: Go To USG Forms

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United Students Government (USG)

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 402
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6701 •  Fax: (716) 878-6600

usgactivities@buffalostate.edu
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