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Recognized Student Organizations|Campus Activities Center
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Welcome the Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) homepage! Here you'll find information about what it takes to be an RSO and the advantages/access UW students get with forming an RSO. So feel free to take a few minutes and browse around. If you have any questions about RSOs, please email us at

Why you should get involved with an RSO? Here's several reasons:

  • Meet and make new friends.
  • Pursue special interests or hobbies.
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills.
  • Express support for and contribute to a cause or purpose you strongly believe in.
  • Gain opportunities for professional development.
  • Interact with faculty, staff, students, and the community.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national student and professional activities.
  • Develop a closer alliance with the University.

What are the benefits of Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Status?

RSOs get many great free services. For example:
  • Free use of space in the Wyoming Union
  • Free Branding Iron ads
  • Use of the poster run and the digital signage in the Union
  • Poster making supplies ... butcher paper, extra large markers, letter cutouts and more!
  • Ability to request funding from ASUW for programs, events, and conference registration fees
  • Advertising on the campus calendar
  • Free leadership and club development consultation

CAC RSO Services Offered:

  • Professional Staff Advising
    • Mondays: 2pm - 4pm
    • Tuesdays: 3pm - 5pm
    • Wednesdays: 1pm - 2pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30am - 11:30am and 4pm - 5pm
  • Tailored Workshops for your organizations
    • Please visit during office hours with requests
  • Event Planning Sessions
    • The CAC, in conjunction with ASUW, ASTEC, Risk Management, Central Scheduling and the Union Events office hold RSO Event Planning Sessions throughout the semester to assist RSO's in planning out large, complex events. If your RSO is planning on requesting ASUW funding for programming events in the spring 2014 semester or within the first 5 weeks of the fall 2014 semester it is a requirement that one representative of the RSO attend an Event Planning Session. Additional sessions will be held at the beginning of September for early fall semester requests. Dates and times will be announced after priority scheduling.
    • Spring 2014 Event Planning Sessions:
      FINAL SESSION OF THE SEMESTER: Monday, 4/7 - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Union Senate Chambers
    • Special notes for those attending this session with the intention of requesting ASUW funding for fall 2014 events:
      • The Event and ASUW Funding Form should be submitted on Collegiate Link before April 7th, 2014.
      • The last Funding Board meeting for this fiscal year is on Monday April 14th, 2014.
      • The person attending this session MUST be involved with the event planning process in the fall semester.
      • For the RSO renewal process in the upcoming academic year, the RSO must have completed the registration process and must be an approved RSO BEFORE the date of your event. Registration dates and Orientation Sessions will be announced over the summer months.
      • This session will count for funding requests for events taking place from Wednesday, September 3 - Tuesday, October 7 ONLY.
      • If your RSO requests additional funding for events taking place after Tuesday, October 7th your RSO will be required to attend an additional Event Planning Session during the 2014-2015 academic year.
      • If there are any changes to policies and procedures with the entities involved in these sessions between now and the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, RSOs will be expected to abide by all current policies and procedures in place at the time of the event. Furthermore, RSOs will be expected to adhere to the most current RSO Handbook guidelines for upcoming year. The RSO Handbook for 2014-2015 will be published in late summer via our website. Any significant changes to procedures will be communicated via the RSO listserv.
  • Poster Run
    • The poster run is a weekly service that the CAC provides for recognized student organizations. Flyers or posters are distributed to locations around campus by CAC workers. Visit the RSO publicity page to find out about important requirements for distribution. If you have any questions, please call (307) 766-6340 or stop by the CAC - Room 012 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.
  • Fun Facts
    • There are over 250 active organizations on campus
    • They have completed over 330 service hours this year
    • RSOs are on pace for 330 approved events for this year

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