Student involvement fair

The Student Leadership and Involvement Office supports the efforts of more than 80 student-run clubs and organizations that enrich the social and cultural life of the Suffolk community.

Our office, as well as student organization mailboxes, lounges, and office space, are all located in the Sawyer Building.

Don’t see a club that interests you? To start a new one, follow these steps:

Indicate your interest

Visit the Student Leadership and Involvement group page on SUConnect and complete the new club interest form. (You must be logged into MySuffolk to access the form). This helps the Student Leadership and Involvement Office to review your ideas and support you during the formation of your group. You will receive a confirmation approving you to start the process.

Build your leadership team

Talk to your fellow students and form a team of four students who will serve as executive (e-board) members, and identify a faculty or staff member to serve as your advisor. Your e-board must have a 2.3 GPA or higher, and your advisor must be a current faculty or staff member at Suffolk University. 

Create your foundation

Once your leadership team is formed, the group should meet and use the documents provided during the interest phase to create the group’s constitution.

Submit your materials

Email your final constitution and registration form to Alexandra Paterson, Associate Director of Student Leadership and Involvement, at 

Get trained

Your executive board must register for and attend a Programming 101 training, which will give you all the tools for programming on campus, including how to reserve a room, request money, and host an event. To register, contact Meghan Kenney, associate director of Student Leadership and Involvement, at

Get started

Once you have completed all registration requirements, you will receive a memo announcing your official status and assigning you to a Program Advisor from the SLI office to help you begin planning your meetings and events.