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Forming an RSO

The new RSO formation period for the academic year will run from September 9, 2019 - April 3, 2020

If one of our 270 existing RSOs doesn't fit your needs, you can form your own RSO. 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 (open 9/9/19 - 4/3/20)
  • 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: Trial 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
  • 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 depending on a variety of factors. The more proactive you are in preparing documents and following these guidelines, the quicker we are in processing your request to be recognized.

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

Congratulations to our 38 new RSOs in 2018-2019!

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

Alpha Sigma Phi

American Constitution Society Student Chapter

American String Teacher Association

Arnold Air Society

Association of Wyoming Student Makers

Black Student Alliance

Botany Club

Business Administration & Professional Development

Cadet Drill Team


Cowboy Climbing Club at UW

Doctors Without Borders

Economics Club

Forward Wyoming at UW

Friends of the Laramie Skatepark


Golf Club

International Association of Drilling Contractors

International English Conversation Club

Love Your Melon at UW

Marine Officer Programs

Materials Research Society

NORML Students

Phi Beta Lambda

President's Council of the UW School of Pharmacy

Red Cross Club at UW

Ski & Snowboard Club at UW

SLCE Student Leadership Advisory Board

Student Mobilization

Students of American Studies

The Human Physiology Club at UW

Valor Army ROTC Bible Study

Vital Point: UW Go Club

Women in Computing

Wyoming Congressional Award Club

Wyoming Undergraduate Research Coalition

Wyoming Women in Economics Network

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Laramie, WY 82071


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