All registered student organizations are required to have a constitution on file with the Office of Student Life. 

Why have a constitution?

A constitution clarifies your organization's purpose, basic structure, and provides the cornerstone for building an effective group. It allows members and potential members to have a better understanding of what the organization is all about and how it functions. Additionally, it will provide a structure to aid future leaders of your organization to ensure that the group continues to grow your organization.

Nondiscrimination Clause

The organization must comply with OSU’s non-discrimination policy. All organizations are required to include the following nondiscrimination clause:

The practices and policies of [club name] do not:

Section 1: Exclude, expel, or limit membership because of an individual’s race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or status as a veteran.

Section 2: Exclude from being hired, elected, appointed, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to their compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or status as a veteran

Sample Constitution

If your organization doesn't currently have a constitution, The following sample will help you develop one, This experience can be an outstanding opportunity for the organization's leaders to develop a lasting legacy that'll guide future years of how your organization will function. 

Click here to view a Sample Constitution

Submitting your Constitution

When your organization registers/renews online each year you'll submit an updated constitution. Please make sure that whoever registers has a current version. 

Retrieving your Constitution

There may be times that your organization's leadership misplaces their constitution. The Office of Student Life always collects an updated constitution each year for just that reason. If you need to retrieve your organization's constitution, you can contact the Office of Student Life.