Registered Student Organization (RSO) Classifications
As of academic year 2016-2017, all RSOs were assigned to one of four (4) classifications: chartered, sponsored, affiliated, and recognized. A student organization’s classification is directly related to the size and scope of the organization as well as the strength of connection it has to University operations. Each classification has its own rights and privileges as well as annual requirements. Each RSO's classification is listed in the "Documents" section of the organization's Owl Life page.
RSO classifications are approved by the Department of Student Activities. The RSO Classification Committee, which was a diverse committee consisting of students, staff and faculty, reviewed RSO classification requests in Fall 2016 and advised Student Activities staff on which classification best fits each requesting RSO. All new Registered Student Organizations' classifications are established at the time of creation as "Recognized". As organizations change and evolve in their operations over time, they may petition for a new classification that better captures their operations through a request to the Department of Student Activities. The process to petition Student Activities for a new classification will be announced in Fall 2017.
Contact RSO Support at email@example.com with questions or concerns