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Forming Student Organizations

We are excited that you want to form a Student Organization! The new Student Organization formation period for the 2019-2020 Academic Year will run from Monday, September 9, 2019 to Friday, April 3, 2020.


For extra assistance with forming your organization, please look at our Forming RSO Handbook.

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How to start an organization

  • Step 1: Determine the name and purpose of your group

  • Step 2: Submit an RSO formation request form (open 9/9/19 - 4/3/20)

  • Step 3: Attend New RSO Orientation with available members and advisors of your new RSO

    • New RSO Orientations will be happening at 11:00am in Wyoming Union 203 on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Dec. 5, Jan. 31, Feb. 26, & Mar. 26

  • Step 4: Trial period status begins

  • Step 5: Meet University RSO requirements

  • Step 6: Submit your RSO registration via UW Connect

Please be aware that the approval process can take 2-4 weeks. The more proactive you are in preparing documents and following these guidelines, the quicker your request to be recognized can be processed. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 307-766-6340, or by e-mail at


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Benefits of being an RSO

  • Free use of space in the Wyoming Union

  • Use of the poster run

  • Use of digital signage in the Union

  • Use of the CAC Poster Room and supplies

  • Ability to request funding from ASUW for conference registration fees and events

  • Advertising on the campus calendar

  • Equipment to check out

  • RSO Mailboxes

  • Recognition from the University

Contact Us

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO)

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3625

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6340


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