Registered Student Organizations
Benefits & Expectations
What are Registered Student Organization (RSO)?Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are opportunities to form and create student led organizations based on shared interests, hobbies and/or passions. Students are able to create, budget and plan their own events as well as govern their organization under the guidance of an advisor. Involvement in an RSO will allow individuals to meet new people, develop their interest, become engaged and have fun.
How to become an RSO?
Request the Application to become a RSO
Email Student Activities if you are interested in registering your student group.
Form and Document Submission
Submit the following forms/documents all together to the Student Activities Office:
- Applicaiton to Become a RSO
- Advisor's Statement Form
- Email Student Activities for this form
- Are the required statements included in your Constitution/By-Laws/Charter? Constitution Sample
All submitted forms/documents will be reviewed by the Office of Student Activities. Upon approval, will be sent to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Experience for final approval.
The Vice President of Enrollment and Student Experience will send a confirmation letter to the RSOs primary advisor.
RSO Update Form (For current RSOs)
- Email Student Activities for this form.
What are the benefits of being a RSO?
- Use of University facilities: buildings, grounds, services (some may have usage fees)
- Opportunity to connect with other students
- Establish the organization’s platform and voice on campus
- Use of RSO mailboxes in Student Activities (depended on availability)
- Assistance in the interpretation of University policies and procedures
- Participation in RSO Fairs
- Opportunities for Leadership Training provided by Leadership & Volunteerism
- Ability to apply for Organizational Aid through the Student Government Association (SGA)
Expectations of RSOs
- Abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as University policies and procedures
- Ensure continuity from year to year by training new leadership and keeping good records of all organizational endeavors
- Maintain open and honest communication channels with members, advisors, and University officials (i.e. Student Activities staff, etc…)
- Respect the dignity of all persons, and not physically, psychologically, or sexually abuse or haze anyone.
- Strive to promote intellectual and academic achievement and integrity
- Practice sound fiscal management
- Respect the existence and rights of other student organizations and strive to establish a sense of community among student organizations