Start an RSO

If you can't find a currently Recognized Student Organization (RSO) that meets your interests, then join their ranks by applying to found one of your own!  There are many benefits to becoming an RSO, but also some responsibilities.  Read over the Being an RSO page to decide if you think starting an RSO is right for you.

Application Requirements

Find out what steps you must take to start an RSO.

Application Timeline

Learn about the application process and submission guidelines.


Consult the Application Best Practices guide to craft a strong application.

Approved RSOs for the 2021-2022 cycle

Welcome to the newest members of our RSO community:

Chicago Street Medicine
Firebird Magazine
Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO)
Georgiana Rose Organization
Kappa Theta Pi Professional Technology Fraternity
Scholars of Finance
The University of Chicago Tea Club
UChicago Air Force ROTC
UChicago ASL Club
UChicago Dear Asian Youth
Vietnamese Student Association

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