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Thank you for your interest in registering your student organization. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supports an atmosphere where students can openly share ideas, interests, and concerns.  Through involvement with co-curricular activities and attendance at programs sponsored by student groups, students can develop their skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in regard to dynamic learning, honor, personal responsibility, and community engagement. Involvement in co-curricular activities plays an important and complementary role to learning in the classroom, and the University strongly supports student creation of and involvement in organizations.

Annual Registration Process:

Registered student organizations must reapply for registration annually. Organizations that transition leadership during the spring or summer will complete their registration during the fall application period, that opens on August 15th and closes on September 30th. Organizations that transition leadership during the fall semester will complete their registration during the spring application period, that opens on December 1st and closes on January 31st. The registration form must be submitted and officer orientation sessions attended prior to those deadlines in order for your organization to maintain your registered status for the year. It is good practice to keep in mind the annual registration date to alleviate any issues. Click on the 'Requirements of Registration' tab below for more information.

There are three steps in the re-registration process:
Step 1) Complete and submit the Registration Form and complete any necessary edits by communicated deadline

Step 2) Your student organization advisor must complete the online Advisor Agreement Form by registration deadline. Click here to access the form. 

Step 3) Officer Orientation Sessions

  • Both the president and the treasurer must attend (one person can receive credit for multiple organizations)
Spring Officer Orientation Sessions Times/Location
Thursday, January 11 6pm-7:30pm/ CU Auditorium
Tuesday, January 16 5pm-6:30pm/ CU Auditorium
Thursday, January 18 6pm-7:30pm/ CU Auditorium
Monday, January 22 4pm-5:30pm/ CU Auditorium
Wednesday, January 24 6:30pm-8pm/ CU Auditorium
Tuesday, January 30 5pm-6:30pm/ CU Auditorium


  • The student who is the primary contact of the organization should complete the registration form by navigating to Heel Life
  • Select the "Log In" icon at the top right corner of the page.
  • Use your ONYEN and ONYEN password to log in.
  • Select the "Organizations" link along the top toolbar.
  • Click the 'Registration' button on the left side of the page.
  • Type the name of the organization in the top search bar to find the organization.
  • Click on your organization's name to begin the re-registration form. 
  • Complete the form and click submit.

Failure to complete all of the necessary steps outlined above will result in the loss of the organization's registration status with the university and the organization will lose the benefits associated with registration that are outlined on the tabs below. Organizations that do not complete the steps above by their designated registration period will be set as inactive and will have to wait until the next registration period to register.

  • If you cannot find your organization using the search function of this means your group is not currently registered and has been designated as 'lapsed' or 'inactive' in our registration records. Please contact us at to get your page changed to active so you can submit the registration form during one of the two registration periods. 

Registration extends from the time an organization is approved by the Office of Student Life & Leadership until September 30th of the following academic year for organizations that transition in the spring/summer and until January 31st for organizations that transition in the fall. If you have questions, please send an email to