Recognized Student Organizations: Updates & Resources
RSOs are a vital part of the University community and play an important role in the lives of many students. Maintaining these social networks can help provide a sense of normalcy and valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CLI) staff are available to meet with you and your RSO leadership to discuss how your organization can continue to function and program during our hybrid year.
We recognize this has been a unique and challenging year for RSOs, and we appreciate all of your hard work in building community among your members and the larger campus. Remember that your RSO advisor is available to address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Social Programs & Events
Wednesday, September 21 from 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
North Campus Quad and Henry Crown Field House
Join us at our O-Week kick-off event, GLOW Party! There will be plenty of free treats, games, prizes, and chances to have fun with your peers.
The Blueprint Event
Friday, September 23 from 11:30 AM - 2 PM
Hutchinson Courtyard, Reynolds Club
In partnership with Student Government, CLI is hosting Blueprint, a fair where you can interact with staff and leaders from a selection of award-winning RSOs and learn all about involvement opportunities on campus. During this event, free lunch will also be provided!
Reynolds Club (RC) Party
Friday, September 23 from 9 PM - 11:30 PM
Get to know the Reynolds Club by enjoying a wide variety of games and activities throughout the building and nearby outdoor areas! Check out arcade games, free desserts, movie showings, and performances by our very own improv comedy and a cappella RSOs!
Student Activities and Resource Fair (SARF)
Friday, September 30 from 3 PM - 5:30 PM
The Center for Leadership and Involvement invites you to the 2022 Student Activities and Resource Fair! During the fair, representatives from several hundred student organizations and University offices welcome students back to campus and help new students begin to make the most of their UChicago experience!
In order to maintain RSO status, RSOs are required to complete 1) annual re-registration process and 2) the annual RSO Training
Dates: September 26th-October 16th @ 11:59pm
Every RSO is required to complete an annual registration process in order to maintain active status and remain eligible for services offered through the Center for Leadership and Involvement and the University including:
- RSO Advisors
- Eligibility for Student Government Funding
- Authorization to post notices to the campus community
- Host events for the campus community
- Use Blueprint, the involvement management system, to manage your organization and promote events.
Each RSO is required to complete an annual training in order to maintain active status. This year, each RSO will go through the Virtual RSO Training.
SOAR - October 8th, 2022
SOAR is an in-person training that must be attended by: Sports Clubs, CSRSOs, Purple RSOs, Blue RSOs, Green RSOs. Click here for more information.
Virtual RSO Training - must be completed online by Octobter 16th
For all RSOs, this training will be virtual and must be completed by Sunday, October 16th at 11:59pm CST. Each RSO will be required to have at minimum 1 member go through the training to fulfill the training requirement. Click here for more information.
*If you are unsure of your RSO classification, here is a spreadsheet that you can reference to find your group's classification and which training you will need to complete.