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Starting a Group


Although starting an active student group is not an easy undertaking, our Founder’s Guide aims to inform any student leaders looking to do so. This guide breaks the process down into 10 simple steps and provides advice regarding recruitment, outreach, use of campus resources, and sound project selection. It may be downloaded below in a printer-friendly PDF version.


SFH Founder's Guide 2013 Guides the aspiring student leader step-by-step as he/she works to form an active student group. Lots of details and advice, applicable to students at any educational institution.

Quick Tips: Keys for Successful Organizations Great tips provided by students at Northern Michigan University, condensed to ONE page!

Quick Tips: Promoting Your Organization Northern Michigan University students provide advice on generalized promotion of your organization, condensed to ONE page!

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Quick Tips for Student Organizations (video)

Northern Michigan University (NMU) students provide advice about forming active student orgs, many of which are applicable beyond the NMU campus in this engaging 3-minute video.

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