Create a New RSO

How Does the Process Work?

For an in-depth overview of the New RSO process, please refer to the New RSO Process Information Packet.

Students who want to start a new Registered Student Organization (RSO) must submit an application via the submission form on ‘CuseActivities.  The form link will be posted above while applications are open.  The link can also be found on the first page of the application packet for that submission period.

Deadline Update: Fall 2023 applications will be due the third Friday of the semester.  Dates for interviews and workshops are pending. Stay tuned!

  • Application must be typed and submitted via ‘CuseActivities (CampusLabs).  Application HERE (currently not open)
  • Applications must have a minimum of eight (8) members, including four (4), filled executive board positions.
    • 51% of your members must be undergraduate students, and your executive board should consist of on-campus, undergraduate students.  Students studying abroad cannot hold executive board positions, in accordance with the RSO Handbook.
  • Applications must include an advisor contract, signed by both the president and the advisor (this can be scanned at Student Engagement).
  • Applications must have all questions answered and completed.
  • Applications must include a complete constitution.

What Next?

As part of the application process, proposed organizations must submit their application to the New RSO Review Board (NRBB). This gives the organization an opportunity to state what their mission and goals are and answer any questions after reviewing the application. Any questions can be sent to

What happens if I’m denied?
Any organization that is denied New RSO status must wait until the following semester before they can submit an application again.  For example, if an organization applies in Fall 2022 and is denied, they must wait until Spring 2023 to reapply.  However, if your organization fails the New RSO registration process after interviews, they must wait until Fall 2023 to reapply for recognition.

What happens if I’m approved?
Approved New RSOs will complete a registration process during the semester of their approval. This registration process is required for New RSOs to become fully functioning RSOs the following semester. This process will be explained in depth at the New RSO Orientation. Please be aware that approved New RSOs who complete the registration process will become fully functioning RSOs beginning the semester following their approval.

You must submit the application by 5pm on the third Friday of the semester, and the application must be submitted via ‘Cuse Activities for consideration. If you have questions, please e-mail Emily Nasal at for more information.

New Registered Student Organization (RSO) Resources

New RSO Application Packet [PDF]: Paperwork that needs to be filled out to apply to be a new student organization. Because the application packet is updated each semester, it will be made available in the weeks leading up to the start of each semester.

New RSO Process Information Packet [PDF]: This packet covers all the information about becoming a recognized student organization including FAQs about the registration process, the NRRB meetings, the various RSO communities, and overall requirements of the process.

Advisor Packet [Google Document]:  Information provided in the Advisor Packet includes what it means to be an advisor and the complete advisor application.

Advisor Resource Sheet [PDF]: Quick article overview for advisors.

How to Write a Constitution [PDF]:  Tips and template to writing your organization’s constitution.