RSO Status Valuable for Student Groups on Campus
Although there are many student organizations at Illinois State, being a "registered" student organization (RSO) provides great benefits and privileges that student organizations may not otherwise receive. The benefits of being an RSO include:
- Promotional Opportunities- RSOs can have information published in Student Involvement Center publications, gain access to campus bulletin boards, chalkboards, a listserv, sandwich boards, display cases, mailboxes, and more.
- Campus Services- RSOs can use services like Rapid Print (a copy shop in Old Union) or Campus Signage Solutions (a printing service in the Bone Student Center), mail services, and can reserve rooms in campus buildings and use some facilities.
- Training and Recruitment Events- RSOs can schedule training sessions and workshops for members, like the Ropes Course (to expand group dynamics and leadership skills). They can also participate in recruitment events like Festival ISU and WinterFest.
- Funding- RSOs can apply for funding, fundraising, and more with the RSO Program and RSO Opportunity Funds.
Students who are interesting in creating an RSO, need to determine a defined purpose for the organization and recruit at least four other members in addition to a full-time faculty of staff advisor.
For more information, contact the Student Involvement Center.
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