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Forming an RSO|Recognized Student Organizations

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The new RSO formation period for the academic year will run from August 29, 2016 - April 7, 2017.

Forming an RSO

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:

How to start an organization

  • Before you do anything else: Submit a formation notification form. After your submission, a member of the CAC will be in touch to schedule your Orientation Session. 
  • To prepare for this meeting:
    • Find a total of seven (7) people who want to start this organization
    • Read the RSO Handbook and UW Regulation 8-234
    • Recruit an Advisor
    • Begin working on your constitution
  • Have an officer submit your registration via Collegiate Link

Please take the time to review our Guidebook on starting a new student organization. It will provide details as to each step. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 307-766-6340, or by e-mail at

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.

Thank you to our 43 new RSOs in 2015-2016! It was a great year!

American Association of Drilling Engineers
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning
Campus Truth Ministries
Christians United for Israel at the University of Wyoming
Club Tennis Team at UW
Cowboy Martial Arts
Graduate Student Network
Her Campus--University of Wyoming
Japanese Learning Community at the University of Wyoming
Kappa Sigma
Men's Water Polo
Museum and Archives Coalition
National Society of Black Engineers at UW
National Society of Leadership and Success
NorthMan Power
Noyce Student Chapter at UW
Order of Omega
Pathways from Prison
Photography Club
Pi Epsilon Tau (Petroleum Engineering Society)
Poker Club - Texas Hold 'Em
Rho Lambda
Rocky Mountain Section American Water Works Association/ Rocky Mountain Section Water Environment Association
Role For Initiative
Smash Club at the University of Wyoming
Society of American Military Engineers
Structural Engineering Institute
Students for Bernie Sanders
Students for Choice
Students of National Association of Teachers of Singing at the University of Wyoming
Students with Diabetes at the University of Wyoming
Supply Chain Management at the University of Wyoming
The Joint Forces Bataan Memorial Death March Team
The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement
Travel Club
Voices of Courage
Wellness Ambassadors
Women in Business
Wyoming Precision Shooting Club
Wyoming Spanish Club

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