Advising & University Offices
In addition to your selected Faculty/Staff Advisor, each RSO has a primary advising assignment, either a full-time RSO Advisor or our team of Peer Advisors. Your RSO advisor is one of your most valuable resources and you are expected to remain in close contact with them. Your RSO advisor can discuss with you the goals of your organization, the status of your financial account, and assist with a number of organization and operational issues, including member retention, event planning, and a plethora of other topics that you might find useful. In addition, RSO advisors are required to approve any contracts or other financial transactions you seek to undertake for your organization.
You can check in the Student Activities Center (RC 001) for a schedule of your advisor's availability, or you can contact them directly to set up an appointment.
Bias Response Team
The University of Chicago’s Bias Response Team now has an online reporting form. A report can be filed anonymously or with contact information if follow up is desired. Learn more at help.uchicago.edu, or report a bias incident by clicking here.
Student Center: Student Group Event Planning
The Student Centers staff can assist your group in preparing for an event through room reservations, setup, and other event services.
University Community Service Center
Learn more about how UCSC, can support civic-engagement initiatives and projects.
Student Activities Center
The Student Activities Center, room RC 001 in the lower level of the Reynolds Club, is a resource center dedicated to RSOs. Managed by full-time staff members and staffed by students, the Student Activities Center offers RSOs a wide variety of affordable (many times free!) services including:
- Computing Resources
- Mail Reception
- Photocopying/flyer paper
- Supplies for making banners
- Sale of paper goods
- Button maker
- Digital and video camera to check out
For a full list of the services offered, visit the Student Activities Center page.
The Center for Leadership and Involvement offers a range of equipment and resources for RSOs to check out for use in their programs and events. Visit the Student Activities Center to take advantage of these options. To check out equipment you will need to be listed as a member on your organization’s roster, provide identification, complete reservation forms.
All items are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and include a three-day check out period.
- Video Camera
- Digital Camera
- Walkie Talkies
- Button Maker (for use in the Center only)
- Sidewalk Chalk
Storage and Office Space
RSOs can apply for a secure and private storage unit for the entire academic year. Storage Space is allocated based on availability and demonstrated need during an application process in Spring Quarter. There is also limited office space available during this process. Details about the application process can be found on our Storage page.
Information Technology Services maintains a server for RSO websites. A website can be a great way to publicize your group on- or off-campus, or to share your accomplishments with others around the world. You can apply for a new free RSO website url, update the administrators for your RSO website, or read information from ITS about managing your website on our Websites page.
RSOs can use mailing lists to announce events and/or discuss projects and issues. You can apply for or administer a listhost for your organization at http://lists.uchicago.edu. Be forewarned, though, that discussions, unorganized emails, or high email volume over a primary mailing list may not be appreciated by all. Consider creating separate lists for those interested in discussion or internal conversations (e.g. board members, highly active members).
RSOs may submit information about their events to the Student Events Calendar and Blueprint's events calendar. These calendars can be viewed online by the University community as well as the public. The Student Events Calendar is distributed to all students via a weekly email and excerpts are posted on the Center for Leadership and Involvement website. You can also submit your events to other calendars at the same time (e.g. the Arts calendar). To add an event or view the Student Events Calendar visit http://stuff.uchicago.edu.