Recognized Student Organization Resources

  • Visit the "Spring Quarter Updates" page to learn more about virtual resources, funding guidelines, and in-person policies.

  • Learn how to receive your reimbursement via direct deposit under the "Spending Funds" page.

  • Remember to submit your events on Blueprint!

Your student organization advisor and the Center for Leadership and Involvement Staff are here to guide your RSO through the benefits and responsibilities of leading your student organization. Here you will find some helpful tools that will support your RSO’s success.

Learn more about the full complement of advising staff (including professional staff members and peer advisors), as well as facility managers, events professionals, and financial administrators who are happy to assist you.

To maintain active status each RSO must complete the annual re-registration form through Blueprint and complete a leadership training to 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 of Blueprint, the involvement management system, to manage your organization and promote events.

Both are usually scheduled during the Second Week of Fall Quarter to ensure that you have the tools you need to start the year, meet important members of our staff, and the RSO Leader community, as well as gain more leadership skills.

The re-registration process is only for current and approved new RSOs. Students interested in applying to start a new RSO will need to apply for RSO status through CORSO in the 2020-21 academic year. 

Organization training varies depending on the scope of your organization as determined in the Needs-Based Advising Model. n this training, students will learn university policies that pertain to the success of RSOs, interact with their assigned advisor, and understand how their work impacts the university and the student body.

The Center for Leadership and Involvement produces a printed resource guide for RSO leaders to read and use as a tool to help you successfully lead your student organization. Use the Resource Guide in tandem with this website, your advisor, and the Center for Leadership and Involvement staff to help you build a great organization and have a successful year.

You can download the PDF version of the 2019-20 Policy Guide which provides an overview of university guidelines on:

  • Funding Sources for Student Orgs
  • Travel
  • Alcohol
  • Protests and Demonstrations
  • Food
  • Posting
  • Hazing
  • Contracts & Third-Party Agreements
  • Film Rights

*Please note: certain policies (*such as travel, food, alcohol, and anything pertaining in-person events) will be superceeded by the Winter Quarter 2021 guidelines during our remote learning transition. 

Learn more about specific Forms & Policies that apply to student comportment and activity.

Learn more about your RSO financial account which includes your fiscal responsibilities as an RSO (tax-exemption; deposits; student organization debt reduction program) as well as how to access your account (Blueprint's finance feature; submitting purchase requests; spending funds).

Funding Guidelines

  • Annual Allocations: occurs once each year from late Winter to Mid-Spring Quarters to allocate funds to RSOs for their events and programs planned for the following year. AnnAl is a companion funding body to SGFC, and each event can only be funded through one or the other.
  • Student Government Funding Committee: SGFC is a committee that disperses a certain amount of the Student Government funding for RSO use. The committee meets weekly during Quarters to review RSO funding requests. You can request funds from this committee for an event or even a capital improvement. It is best to speak with your RSO advisor about the specifics of your request, but here are some basic tips.

*Please note: For Winter Quater 2021, please refer to the Funding Expectations page.

Learn more about event policies and resources to support your activities and events incuding:

  • Remote Learning & COVID-19 Transition
  • Blueprint Management Features
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Requesting Additional Funds
  • Accessibility Resources

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