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Starting a New Registered Student Organization

There are many benefits to being a registered student organization at The University of Texas at Austin. Student organizations can use on-campus facilities, raise funds, host speakers and public performances, as well as distribute literature.

Registered student organizations also have access to Student Activities staff, who can assist with program planning, risk management, officer transitions, fundraising and other issues related to a student organization.

Complete the following steps to become a registered student organization:

  1. Attend New Authorized Representative Orientation
    • Login to
    • Click "Events" and search for "New Authorized Representative Orientation"
    • Select the date you wish to attend
    • Click "View Details" and follow the RSVP instructions in the right hand column
  2. Complete the New RSO Application by clicking the "Register a New Organization" button on the left side of the site.
  3. Submit the $10 application fee
    • Online: Click on New Registered Student Organization Application Fee, or
    • In Person: Visit the Student Organization Center on the 4th Floor of the SSB with exact cash or check made to UT Austin.

Note: Applications will be reviewed AFTER a member attends a New Authorized Representative Orientation. If issues exist with your application, a member of Student Ativities will contact you by email. If no issues exist, the approval process will take at least two weeks.

Once steps 1-3 have been completed and no institutional rules violations have surfaced, it will take two weeks to process your application. The Student Activities staff will email you with your status.

A group of three or more currently enrolled students is needed to form a registered student organization.

Please contact the Student Organization Center at 512-471-3065 or by email at with any questions.