Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

How to Register

Registration and renewal for new and returning student organizations are done through Terp Link. The following document includes checklists of what you need to do to complete the registration process.


Registration Checklist



Common Problems for Being Denied Registration/Renewal

If your application is denied, it indicates that there is some problem with your request. Below, you will find a list of all of the potential issues, and what you might do to easily remedy them:

Profile Picture Not Compliant - Your profile picture may violate the Unviersity's Licensing and Trademarks Policy.  

Roster Not Compliant - You may not have listed the required number of people. You may not have identified a President, Treasurer, or Faculty/Staff Advisor. You may have listed the same person as the President and Treasurer. 

Constitution Not Compliant - Your organization's Constitution may be missing one or both of the required clauses or doesn't include a ratification date. 

President and/or Treasurer training(s) Not Complete - Presidents and Treasurers will have to complete online trainings and quizzes prior to their registration status being active. Refer to the Registration Checklist for links to the trainings and quizzes. 

Advisor Agreement Not Complete - Your advisor may not have completed the advisor agreement. Your advisor, and only your advisor, can complete the agreement.  

Non-compliant Group Name - Please re-submit application ensuring compliance with the requirement that “Organizations may not use the University’s Marks including but not limited to “University of Maryland,” “Terrapins,” “Maryland Terrapins,” “Terps,” “Testudo” in its organizational name without prior approval or to denote where the organization is located, such as [Name of Organization] at the University of Maryland.” 

Incorrect Registration Type Selected (Continuing, Provisional, Temporary)— Please review the possible types of registration, and choose the one that best fits your organization.  

1. Continuing: Most groups will apply for continuing registration. Continuing registration is available to groups that are more permanent in nature. Applications for continuing registration are accepted at any time of year. Continuing registration is renewable annually upon application, and should occur within thirty (30) days of new officer elections.   

2. Temporary:  Temporary registration is available to groups that intend to operate for a short period of time on campus.  Examples of groups granted temporary registration are groups formed to support a short-term program, groups formed to support a specific political candidate or summer school residence hall groups.  Applications for temporary registration are accepted at any time of year. Temporary registration is granted for a period of time not to exceed one year.    

3. Provisional: Student groups may apply for provisional registration if they do not have at least 8 members. Provisional registration is granted for the express purpose of allowing a group of students time to organize a permanent student organization.  Applications for Provisional registration are accepted at any time of the year. Provisional registration is granted for a period of three months, and may be renewed by the Stamp Student Union for an additional period, when appropriate.