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Forming an RSO

The new RSO formation period for the academic year will run from August 28, 2017 - April 6, 2018

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 8/28/17 - 4/6/18). 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 8-234
      • 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 2017-18 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

Thank you to our 28 new RSOs in 2016-2017! It was a great year!

European Horizons at the University of Wyoming
Student Center for Public Trust
Study Abroad Student Association
Laramie Flag Cruisers
Porn Dies at 7220
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Knitting Club
Libertarian Club
Cowboy Weightlifting
Grill & Chill
Financial Portfolio Management Association at the University of Wyoming
Silver Wings
Society of Human Resources Management
The Botany and Biology Club
Phi Alpha Honor Society Epsilon Delta Chapter
Wyoming Alpine Ski Team
Wyoming Geophysical Society
Exercise is Medicine- On Campus
Formula SAE Collegiate Design
Statistics Club of Wyoming
Young Entrepreneurs of Laramie
Backcountry Hunters and Fishers
Defense Against The Dark Arts
Financial Management Association
Christians in Healthcare Organization
Wyo Wranglers Brazilian jiu-Jitsu
Turning Point USA
Mens Club Basketball

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