Starting an RSO

Starting a New Organization

To start a new student organization at ESU, points both RSO Appendix A and RSO Appendix B must be submitted to ASG Senate Operations Committee.

  1. Identify the following to complete RSO Appendix A “petition to seek recognition”:

    1. President – must be a currently enrolled ESU student

    2. Vice President – must be a currently enrolled ESU student

    3. Treasurer – must be a currently enrolled ESU student

    4. Advisor – must be an ESU faculty or staff member

  2. Organization Constitution:

    1. RSO Appendix B provides a sample constitution.  Using this sample as a structure, edit the sections to meet the organizational and operational needs of your group.  You must keep the membership section (Article 1, Section 3) in your constitution exactly as written in the sample.

    2. Submit RSO Appendix A and RSO Appendix B to ASG Senate Operations Committee, either by email or at the CSI front desk. Meet with ASG Senate Operations Committee

    3. Once your petition has been submitted, the ASG Senate Operations Committee Chair will contact you to schedule a meeting with the Sensation Operations Committee.  After approval from Senate Operations Committee the Committee will submit your petition to the ASG Senate for a first reading.

  3. Attend the ASG Senate Meeting

    1. Prior to the next senate meeting, an ASG representative will contact you regarding the date and time of the Senate meeting you will need to attend.  This will be two weeks following the first reading of your recognition bill, you or a representative from your organization must attend the meeting for the second reading. At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to address the Senate to share your purpose for creating the desired student organization and to answer any questions posed by the Senate.  A vote to recognize your organization will take place during this meeting. 

  4. Meet with an Involvement Consultant

    1. If your organization is granted recognition, you will then have to meet with an Involvement Consultant to set your RSO up on Hornet Central and learn more about how Hornet Central can help your RSO.  This meeting is mandatory for any new RSO.  You can contact the Involvement Consultants at 620-341-5481, Center for Student Involvement, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. After this meeting the Involvement Consultant will submit the RSO Appendix C. Once your RSO Hornet Life page has been activated your RSO is afforded all of the rights and responsibilities of an RSO. 

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