General Information for Recognized Student Organizations

What Does it Mean to be a Recognized Student Organization (RSO)?

A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is defined as a student led club or group that is registered through The Office of Student Activities at Temple University. For a quick review of all things organization related, please check out the 2023 RSO Handbook!

What are the minimum requirements for being a Recognized Student Organization?

RSO's must meet the following minimum requirements to continue to be an active group at Temple University:

  • Complete the Re-Registration Process annually during March/April
  • Have four members of the officer board complete the “Student Organization Administration Course” before the start of the Fall Semester.
  • Must have the following officer positions filled:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • An updated constitution that includes the sections described in our “How to Write a Constitution” guide.
  • A full-time faculty/staff member to serve as the organization’s Advisor.
  • Have at least 10 Active Members.

What is Re-Registration proccess?

Re-registration is a mandatory requirement for all recognized student organizations at Temple University. This process typically takes place during March & April.

Any group of students that meets regularly, elects officers, collects dues, or produces/sponsors a program, or functions in other ways consistent with the functions of an organization, is required to seek official approval through the re-registration process. Registration is a means by which student organizations may receive standard privileges grants when certain minimum requirements are met.

What is the Student Organization Administration Course?

The "Student Organization Administration Course" is a series of modules that train student organization officers on how to administratively function on Temple University's campus. The following officers are responsible for completing the course:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • ***STARS Coordinator***
    • Only required if your organization has this position.

To request access to the Student Organization Administration Course, please fill out this form to access your specific officer course: {link to be added Summer 2023}

Student Organizations have  to complete the course with 90% or higher.