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 2023-2024 cycle

Welcome to the newest members of our RSO community:


American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative

Black Student Fellowship

Blackgen Capital

C.U.L.T. (Critical Understanding of Liturgies and Traditions)

Charles River Economics Labs (informal name: EcLabs)

Crime & Justice Policy Association

Derivatives of Data Science

East African Student Association (EASA)

High Fidelity Music Collective and Interest group

HOPES 4 Foundations (H4F)

Indonesian Student Association at The University of Chicago

International Student Organization

Kheyal - Bengali Students' Association

Kojo Daiko

National Council of Negro Women - UChicago Collegiate Section

Out For Business


Paragon Global Investments

Persian Cultural Society

Rhythm & Jews

Seers of the Divine Revelation (SDR)

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

The UChicago Alt Protein Project

The University of Chicago Association of Peruvian Students (UCAPS)

UChicago ACM

UChicago Chinese Opera Society

UChicago Credit Group

UChicago Geographic Studies Club (UCGEO)

UChicago Transit Enthusiasts & Explorers

UChicago Turning Point USA

UChicagoSocial: Center for Leadership and Involvement