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 2022-2023 cycle

Welcome to the newest members of our RSO community:

Ankara Magic
Creolophone Club
Indigenous Students Association
Jade Chinese Music Ensemble
JGrads Chabad at UChicago
Maroons for Israel
Midwave Radio
Minorities and Philosophy
Nigerian Students Association
Rural Student Alliance
The Kidney Club at UChicago
The South Side Free Clinic
The Student Research Society
The UChicago Organization of LGBTQ+ Students
The Visuals Series
Tight Knit
UChicago Data Science Society
UChicago Energy & Climate Club
UChicago Harm Reduction Project
UChicago Kehillah
UChicago Plus

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