Please read through the following questions and answers to make sure you get all of the information you need! 

How can I join student organizations at USG?
Download the USG OrgLife App (free on Apple and Android).
Search for Universities at Shady Grove, select Student
Use your USG credentials to sign in. If you are having trouble call OIT: 301-738-6363 or complete this form
Fill out a survey which we will then use to better serve you and other members of student organizations on campus.
Build a quick profile (you can include a picture!). 
Go to "groups" to view all of the registered student organizations and join the ones that align with your goals and values. 

What exactly is USG OrgLife?

I don't have a cell phone or space on my phone, can I still join?
Absolutely! You will just need to go to and follow the same steps as you would for the app. 

Why get involved? 
Studies have shown that students involved in student orgs & student life:
1.  Have higher graduation rates.
2. Report higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience.
3. Are more effective in their educational involvement, career planning, lifestyle planning, cultural participation and academic autonomy.
4. Develop effective interpersonal relationship skills.
5. Develop increased self-confidence and tolerance of and acceptance for other people.

What are some of the benefits that student orgs have on campus? 
1. Room and space reservations on campus
2. Funding for your organization
3. Marketing services for events and activities
4. Recruitment and recognition opportunities

Don't see something that meets your interests?
No problem! You can create a new student organization and we will help you every step of the way! Please make an appointment with CSEF!

Do student orgs ever get together to celebrate and be recognized for all of the hard work they've done throughout the year?
Absolutely! We get together in the spring at the Engagement Awards, where we and recognize all of the students orgs and individuals that have made a positive impact on the USG community & beyond.  Students get to dress up, and after the awards ceremony is done everyone gets to party the night away with a DJ, food, and a sense of accomplishment! We look forward to celebrating with YOU in 2022!

Can you walk me through some of these items?
Check out these tutorial videos first. If they don't answer your questions, please make an appointment with a CSEF coordinator.