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About RSOs |Recognized Student Organizations
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Being involved with a Registered Student Organizations (RSO) at the University of Wyoming is a great way to get involved on campus. Why you ask?

Because...these reasons (and more!):

  • 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.

That sounds super awesome, how do I find an organization that is a right fit for me?

Well, shucks - we're glad you asked. There are a few ways:

  • Check out our organization directory here. The orgs are listed in alphabetical order, but you may also filter them by organization catagory on the left hand side or try one of these direct links to a specific organization type:
  • After you've found an organization within that list, click through to the organization and there will be contact information and/or meeting times/locations listed. Every organization has specific membership guidelines, and some may have dues - so be sure to inquire about any potential membership information.
  • You may also go to your profile and click on 'involvement', if you establish interests, the system will suggest organizations for you! 
  • If you can't find an organization for you, you can consider starting your own club or organization (psst...we've got the benefits of having your own club below). There are a few stipulations that you must follow, but we try to make it as painless as possible.
  • If starting a new group or joining an existing one isn't your thing - that's OKAY. But before you go - we have a few other recommendations for you get involved at UW:
    • Go Greek! - Joining a fraternity or sorority is a GREAT way to make connections and make new friends.
    • Join Your Student Government! - Also known as ASUW; every fee-paying student is already a member so why not get involved with something you are already paying for? Have your voice heard!
    • Serve the Community! - Our sister office, SLCE (Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement), organizes plenty of opportunities for you to serve the community while you're getting your education - everything from the annual Big Event to the Alternative Breaks program. 
    • Get Active! - Our neighbors over in Half Acre have great (new) facilities and programs such as intramural sports or their outdoor program.

Okay, so what are the benefits of being a Recognized Student Organization (RSO)?

We're glad you asked this too! 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
  • And many more services that we're adding!

Oh, so you want some fun facts about RSOs at UW? Sure, why not! Here you go:

  • There are over 240 active organizations on campus
  • Last year, RSOs registered over 340 events with our office
  • Lat year, ASUW awarded over $163,000 to 68 different RSOs for events and conference registration

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