Why you should register a student organization with Stanford
Registering a student organization through the office of Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) provides many privileges, such as access to peer advisors and use of the University's name and facilities, but perhaps most importantly SAL provides organizations with banking capabilities. This gives organizations a bank account for year-to-year holding of funds as well as internal processing of reimbursements for student members. Registration with SAL is also required to qualify for departmental funding and to be eligible for Annual Funding from SMSA.
How to register/re-register a student organization with Stanford
Organizations must register annually with SAL. The regular deadline is the Friday after Commencement. Organizations who have not registered will be inactive for the summer. Late registration opens in September and the deadline is the Sunday at the end of the third week of fall quarter.
There are also options for inactive organizations to be renewed.
Complete details about the registration process with SAL can be found here. There are three deadlines each year for new groups, typically in week three or four of the quarter. Approvals take 3-4 weeks. IMPORTANT: Until approval is received, use of the Stanford name, event planning, public meetings and fundraising is not permitted. Such activity could jeopardize the status of your application.