Student Leadership and Involvement

Become a Registered Student Organization

At this time, applications for new registered student organizations are closed. Open registration will begin in mid-October, 2021.

Please see the resources below to prepare for open registration and email rso@mtu.edu with questions regarding the new RSO process.

Benefits of RSO Status
 Benefits of RSO status

New student organization registrations are accepted by Student Leadership & Involvement beginning in mid October of the academic year, and status is valid from the date of approval for one year, or until the registration deadline of the following fall semester.

Student organizations MUST re-register each year in the fall regardless of registration date. More on re-registration can be found here.

How to Create a New Student Organization

  1. Check the list of existing student organizations on Involvement Link to verify that there is not an organization already dedicated to your interests.

  2. Find at least three people to fill the four required officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
    1. Officers must maintain a minimum of a 2.25 GPA, both cumulative and most recent semester.

  3. Find 10 interested students to be members of your organization.  These members can include the proposed officers.
  4. Find a full-time regular (not temporary) employee of the university, either faculty or staff, willing to be the organization’s advisor.  
  5. Select a organization name. RSO names must be in good taste and reflect the RSO's purpose.

  6. Complete the Student Organization Registration Form

  7. Draft a constitution. Learn more about creating a constitution here.

  8. Schedule an appointment with the RSO Coordinator in Student Leadership and Involvement to review completed paperwork by emailing rso@mtu.edu.

  9. You will receive notification of official registration via email.