Starting a New Organization

Becoming a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) ensures access to a variety of benefits and resources. Learn more in the Student Organization Handbook.

Students can start a new organization at any time during the academic year by following 4 simple steps.

  1. Recruit 5 members
    • The following officer positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, and Treasurer.
  2. Write a formal constitution and determine the official name of the RSO.
  3. Secure an RSO Advisor (Must be a faculty or staff member of campus).
  4. Submit the "Register new Recognized Student Organization" application under Groups on Mav Central. Process is open starting the first day of classes in the fall semester and closes April 1 each spring.

If you have questions about starting an RSO, please email with “New Organization” in the subject line, and a member of the Student Activities team will get back to you.

What happens next?

  1. The Maverick Involvement Team (MIT) will review your submission and provide feedback if changes are neccessary. 
  2. After MIT approval, Student Activities will give it one more look and if all requirements are met, it will be sent to the RSO Advisor for their approval.
  3. After RSO Advisor approval, the RSO will be sent to Student Government for a vote.