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Forming an RSO

The new RSO formation period for the academic year will run from September 4, 2018 - March 29, 2019

So you're interested in starting a student organization? Well, you have come to the right place. Coming to this page is the first step in helping us get your group recognized. In order to start an organization, you will have to follow these steps:

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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 9/4/18 - 3/29/19). After you complete your submission, a member of the CAC will be in touch to schedule your New RSO Orientation meeting. 
  • Step 3: Attend New RSO Orientation
    • To prepare for this meeting:
      • Become familiar with the RSO Handbook
      • Read UW Regulation 11-4
      • If you already have an advisor or other members/officers recruited, and they are available, have them attend the New RSO Orientation.
  • Step 4: Probationary RSO status begins
    • At the completion of Orientation your new potential organization will have up to one (1) month to complete the requirements to become an RSO. These requirements will be discussed in your New RSO Orientation.
  • Step 5: Meet University RSO requirements
    • Recruit the required number of students, student officers and full time faculty/staff advisor
    • Create RSO constitution and submit to CAC for approval
    • Read and understand the RSO Handbook
  • Step 6: Submit your RSO registration via UW Connect
  • Step 7: Complete any required trainings set forth by the CAC

Please be aware that the approval process can take 2-4 weeks depending on a variety of factors such as staff availability, work flow, etc. The more proactive you are in preparing documents and following these guidelines, the quicker we are in processing your request to be recognized. Please note that going into the 2018-19 academic year we are understaffed and utilizing new systems to manage student organizations, we appreciate your patience in advance.

In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 307-766-6340, or by e-mail at rsohelp@uwyo.edu.

Thank you to our 13 new RSOs in 2017-2018! It was a great year!

17220 Rocketeers
Animal Science Graduate Student Association
Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Culture Club
Best Buddies at the University of Wyoming
Collegiate Wool Growers
Colliegiate Farm Bureau Young Farm and Ranch Chapter
Fashion Club
Model United Nations at the University of Wyoming
Phi Sigma Rho
Spikeball Club
Wyoming Bass Team
Wyoming DECA
Young Democrats at the University of Wyoming


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