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.

Office Hours

Take advantage of the CORSO committee office hours! Meet one-on-one with a CORSO member for specialized advice and guidance through the application process. RSOs that meet with a CORSO member are generally more likely to get approved, so we recommend you utilize the opportunity to craft the best application possible in this competitive process! 

Office hour sign-ups can be found here:

Neville Nazareth:
Jared Hernandez:
Jiayi Yue:
Abigael Thinakaran:
Chelsea Wu:
Han Jiang:

Approved RSOs for the 2020-2021 cycle

Welcome to the newest members of our RSO community:

Blacklight Magazine
Business Organization for Latino Development (BOLD)
Chicago Journal of Sociology
Cyber Phoenix Security Society
Eastern European Society
Joint Research Safety Initiative
Legal Research Incubator
The Black Graduate Coalition (BGC)
The Chicago Skeptics Society
The Classics Society
UChicago Behavioral Economics Association
UChicago International Development Society
UChicago Robotics
UChicago Smash
UChicago Synapse
University of Chicago Ethics Bowl Team

UChicagoSocial: Center for Leadership and Involvement