Student Group Recognition

Welcome to SGA Recognition

Welcome to the SGA Student Group Recognition Process! Here you can find all the information you will need to make your student group SGA recognized. Please follow the below steps.

2019-2020 SGA Recognition Status

Please click the button below to view the status of groups who have applied for SGA recognition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SGA recognition?
A: SGA recognition is a process by which we verify you meet our requirements to apply for funding.
Q: Are there any benefits of SGA recognition besides funding?
A: No, there are not. SGA recognition does not impact your student groups ability to maintain your TerpLink portal, rent rooms, etc.
Q: How often does my student group need to apply for recognition?
A: Every academic school year we start fresh, so you will need to apply annually.
Q: Once I've applied, when will I know if my student group has been approved or denied?
A: You will know no later than a week after the deadline.
Q: Where does SGA get the money they supply to student groups?
A: The money comes from all undergraduate students mandatory fees, specifically the Student Activities Fee. Your student group must receive recognition from SGA before requesting funds because all students pay this fee, so it is necessary to verify that your student group is accessible to all students.
Q: Why was my student group denied recognition?
A: There are multiple reasons why this might be. The most common reasons are your student group did not have at least 25 undergraduate members, your group requires dues for active, voting membership, and/or your group is exclusionary in some way. If you'd like to chat more about your recognition status you may email


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