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Student Organization Recognition

Student Organization Recognition

Any association of students wishing to have itself officially recognized as a campus organization in order to utilize University facilities or funds allocated by the state for student activities must submit an application for review by the SGAEC. A complete description of the process for the registration of student organizations may be found in the Recognition and Conduct of Student Organizations section in theCenterScope Student Handbook.

  1. The Student Government Association Executive Council may recommend recognition of any student organization to the Office of Student Life.
  2. The Office of Student Life will advise, in writing, the student organization seeking recognition within seven (7) business days, whether or not the recommendation is approved.
  3. The decision of the Office of Student Life may be appealed to the Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs.
  4. The Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs will review the appeal and advise the Office of Student Life of his/her decision.

Obtaining Recognition

Step 1:  Complete the Student Organization Registration Form and the Responsibilities of Faculty Advisors to Student Organization Form.

Step 2:  Attach a copy of the organization’s Constitution and By-Laws to your packet. Note: If the group does not have a constitution and by-laws, please consult the Recognition & Conduct of Student Organizations in the CenterScope Student Handbook for instructions regarding the preparation of a constitution or contact the Office of Student Life for assistance.

Step 3:  Return your complete packet to the Office of Student Life, 800 Madison Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38163. Your complete packet will be presented to SGAEC for approval of your organization’s official active status.

Organizations receiving official active status must provide and updated roster of its officers and advisor(s) to the Office of Student Life each April or by September of the following year in order to maintain its official active status.

Student Organizations with Official Active Status in the College of Medicine

For additional details, click on the name of the organization:  

  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • Council on International & Area Outreach
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Family Medicine Interest Group
  • Health Policy Education Group
  • Healthcare Business Student Interest Group
  • Hematology/Oncology St. Interest Group
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • Medical Spanish Club
  • Medical Student Executive Council (MSEC)
  • Ob/Gyn Interest Group
  • Otolaryngology Interest Group
  • Pathology Student Interest Group
  • Pediatric Interest Group
  • Phi Chi Fraternity
  • Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PsychSign)
  • Street Medicine Interest Group
  • Student Committee on Research in Ed. (SCORE)
  • Student Interest Group in Dermatology
  • Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
  • Student Interest Group in Ophthalmology (SIGIO)
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
  • Student Orthopaedic Association
  • Student Surgical Society
  • Student to Student
  • UT Plastic Surgery Interest Group
  • UT Radiation Oncology Student Society
  • UT Student Neurosurgical Society
  • UT Students for Preventive Medicine
  • UTHSC Chapter of Physicians for a Nat’l Health Program
  • UTHSC Nature Conservancy
  • Urology Interest Group
  • Wilderness, Austere and Rescue Medicine (WARM)
  • Women In Medicine and Science (WIMS)

Last Published: Aug 13, 2019