Requirements for RSO Active Status
Mandatory Yearly Re-registration
As a part of being a Registered Student Organization (RSO), it is required that your RSO re-registers each year at the start of the Fall semester. The re-registration process must be completed in full the first Friday in October.
All aspects of RSO re-registration and mandatory officer/advisor training are integrated into Involvement Link! Detailed instructions on how to complete re-registration can be found here and information about completing officer training can be found here.
University Policies for RSO Status
Organizations must follow the policies and procedures of the University. If a group is found in violation of these, an organization may be suspended and subject to other university discipline actions. The group and its members must remain in good standing with the university, including full compliance with any conditions, stipulations, or restrictions placed upon organizational registration. See Board of Trustees Chapter 7, Section 7.5 Student Organizations.
Academic Requirements for RSO Officers
All executive board members of registered student organizations must have and maintain a 2.25 grade point average, both cumulative and most recent semester, during the duration of their position. Please see the full Academic Requirements for RSO Officers Policy for more information.
Keeping Involvement Link Up-to-Date
RSO's are required to keep an accurate roster, updated constitution and bylaws, and a current inventory on their Involvement Link page. Keeping your Involvement Link is one of the best ways to ensure that your organization can easily be found by interested students, faculty/staff, and community members AND allows Student Leadership & Involvement to get you the most up-to-date information for your RSO. Want to learn more about what Involvement Link can do for you? Visit the SLI Blog Involvement Link section!
Listing Officers on Involvement Link
Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) requires that each RSO list a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer on their Involvement Link. While some RSO's have a variety of titles for these positions, SLI uses these four positions to send important messages to RSO officers. In instances where RSO's would like to give alternate titles to these positions, you must also list the four required titles on your Roster. While four designated positions are required, and RSO may choose to have only three individual students fulfill these roles. All RSO's must have three student officers in order to remain in compliance with RSO policy.
Complying with the Travel Policy
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that travel over 50 miles on behalf of their organization at Michigan Tech, regardless of the mode of transportation, are required to adhere to the RSO Travel Policy (found below) and to complete the RSO Travel Policy Form two days before travel. Please visit our Travel Policy for more information.
Remain in Good Financial Standing
RSO's are required to manage all funds for their organization. When an RSO receives funding from the Student Activity Fee as allocated by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the organization is required to adhere by all conditions set forth by the USG, including restrictions on use of the SAF, policies regarding budget requests, and maintaining proper documentation. In addition, organizations may hold bank accounts at a private banking institutions to handle additional funds for the organization. RSO's are responsible for remaining in good financial standing with the university, USG, and their private banking institution.