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Re-Registration Process for Returning Student Organizations

Re-Registration Process

Student organizations that do not complete re-registration by the May 31, 2024 deadline may be considered inactive for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Bengal Connect

Adviser Agreement Form

Student organizations already recognized at Buffalo State must apply for re-registration on an annual basis. It is the responsibility of the student organization to complete this process. Failure to comply with the re-registration process may result in a revocation of your student organization’s registration status.

The re-registration period each year will begin on April 1st and end on May 31st each academic year. A second re-registration period will open the first two weeks of classes.

This will take place via Bengal Connect and all student organizations are REQUIRED to have an updated and active Bengal Connect page.

Note on Fraternities and Sororities: Greek-lettered organizations will follow the same re-recognition process but will need to supply additional information (proof of insurance, letter of good standing) and can be found in Bengal Connect when completing the following steps. For more information, please visit the Greek Life Recognition Requirements

Note on United Students Government (USG) Recognition: The United Students Government (USG) serves as an official recognizing agent at Buffalo State. USG recognition is a separate process and provides student organizations the opportunity to qualify for activity fee funds in addition to other benefits. All currently recognized USG member organizations must complete USG re-recognition once every three-years. However, all organizations are required to register via Bengal Connect with an updated roster, contact information, adviser, and constitution on an annual basis.


Re-Registration Requirements

1. Complete the student organization re-registration process via Bengal Connect.

2. Provide an updated active membership roster of at least five (5) Buffalo State students, including the newly elected executive board (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Organization Representative) for the upcoming academic year. All executive board members must be registered as full-time (12 credits), matriculated Buffalo State students.

3. Submit the student organization’s most recent constitution and by-laws Bengal Connect.

4. Submit an updated Adviser Agreement Form. Student organization advisers must be a full-time Buffalo State faculty/staff member. If you need a new adviser, the Student Leadership & Engagement Office can assist in matching you to a full-time faculty/staff member through the Adviser Interest Form.


Mandatory Student Organization Meeting

All student organizations will be required to attend the mandatory annual meeting with Student Leadership and Engagement and the United Students Government to be trained on Buffalo State policies and procedures. This meeting will occur within the first few weeks of the academic year. Each student organization will be required to send at least one representative to this meeting. Failure to do so may result in the following:

  • All current space reservations will be placed on hold.
  • Unable to reserve future space in the Campbell Student Union, Butler Library, Academic Buildings, Recreation Fields, and the Houston Gym and Sports Arena.


Re-Registration Tutorial Video


Bengal Connect Steps

1. Log onto Bengal Connect using your Buffalo State username and password.

2. Select organizations in the Bengal Connect taskbar at the top of the page.

3. Select "Register an Organization"

4. Find the organization under the "Re-Register Existing" section and find the organization and select the blue "Re-Register" button.

5. Follow the instructions to update the information for the 2022-2023 academic year.

6. Once you submit the registration it needs to be reviewed and approved by Student Leadership and Engagement. You will receive an email within a few days via Bengal Connect with confirmation and/or further instructions.


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