You may start a new student organization at any point during the year. To become officially recognized by the university, your group (a minimum of two currently enrolled University of Idaho) can complete the application process outlined below.
- Review the list of recognized student organizations (RSOs), verify the club you intend to start doesn't already exist.
- Identify a board-appointed university faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor for your organization.
- Create a student organization constitution. Be sure to incorporate our required elements (Article IV, Sections 1 and 2 of our handy constitution template).
- Sign-up for VandalSync (powered by OrgSync), our web management system for student organizations. You can sign-up for VandalSync by following this link.
- Submit an New Student Organization Registration Form (click the green fill out this form button) You will be contacted by a staff member from the Department of Student Involvement to set up an appointment to start the process of creating your organization.
- Applications will be reviewed on Tuesdays between 11:00 and 1:30. If an application is submitted on a Tuesday after 1:30, it will be reviewed on the following Tuesday.
- If your organization is being formed after the initial Registered Student Organization Council meetings (September 9th - 18th), you will need to attend a review session. These times and locations will be provided after your application has been reviewed.
Responsibilities of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
RSOs must update and maintain their VandalSync page. At a minimum, RSOs must have their officer information up to date with the correct contact information.
Rosters must be submitted to the Department of Student involvement by October 31st. (Rosters can be obtained through VandalSync under the People section.)
Hold a minimum of 4 members by October 31st. (This is verified through submitted rosters).
Benefits of Recognition
After being officially recognized by the University of Idaho, your organization will receive specific privileges.
- Reserve rooms at no cost in the Idaho Commons or Student Union Building (room set-up & equipment fees may apply)
- Eligible to apply for up to $2000 in funding from the ASUI Student Organization Funding Board each academic year
- Sign up for an ASUI mailbox
- Free booth space at events like Palousafest, Involvement Fairs, and Vandal Friday.
- Invitations to skill building workshops, presentations, campus luncheons, and other special events.
- Access to ASUI Student Organization Center (computers, poster printer, art supplies, resource library, etc)
- Eligible for Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service
Recognized Student Organization Training Presentation