Student Organization Registration
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership annually registers student organizations that complement the mission of the university and enhance the quality of education outside the classroom. Registration does not imply endorsement of the organizations' activities and actions by the university. For more information, review the Student Organization Handbook.
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How to Register
Registration is easy! Once you have your organization information collected, complete the following steps.
You will need:
- Five (5) current students to be members, including the president and treasurer.
- A campus advisor (a faculty or staff member or graduate student worker/graduate assistant/teaching assistant)
- A constitution
- To submit an anti-hazing policy acknowledgement form (and to complete online training in the fall semester)
Step One: Review Relevant Policies
Knowing your rights and responsibilities are important to make sure you're not violating University policy and that you're keeping your members safe.
Read and review the Student Organization Handbook (Revised June 2019)
In the interest of ensuring our students’ safety and in conjunction with the University's Anti-Hazing Policy (AP-AA-32.3), state and federal law, the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership now requires that organizations submit an anti-hazing acknowledgement form as a condition of registration. Sports-related, band, and/or fraternity/sorority organizations will also be required to submit the Anti-Hazing Pledge Form with the signatures of all members of their respective organizations. Review and sign the Anti-Hazing Pledge Form
Step Two: Submit the (re-)registration paperwork.
Collect contact information (e.g., UNO emails, UNO ID's, phone numbers) and submit the registration form.
Await an approval email from email@example.com. After you've been approved, you're free to enjoy the benefits of being an RSO (Registered Student Organization)!
*Fraternities and Sororities have additional requirements and/or procedures. If you are a Greek letter organization, in addition to these procedures for registration, please be sure your organization has reviewed the Greek Life website for requirements/procedures.
*The five member organization registration requirement maybe waived for NPHC fraternities and sororities. However, when an NPHC organization has no undergraduate members, the NPHC chapter is “inactive.” Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about guidelines for inactive Greek organizations.
Step Three: Attend the Leadership Summit.
Invitations to the Leadership Summit will be distributed via UNO email each fall semester. In the meantime, you can view organization and advisor orientations online.
Benefits of Registration
Registration of a student organization permits an organization:
- The use of the University's name in conjunction with that of the organization's official purposes and business (i.e., the Chess Club at The University of New Orleans);
- The privilege of sponsoring activities and events on campus;
- The privilege of using University facilities and property under University policies governing that usage, as administered by Campus Booking and Facility Services;
- The privilege of distributing literature, flyers, posters, banners and organizational materials according to the University Marketing Office as well as the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership;
- The receipt of relevant publications and inclusion in mailings by SIL and Student Affairs;
- The access to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership services, such as student organizational workshops and Student Organizational Activities Resource Center;
- To utilize campus mailbox in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership;
- To request an organizational email address provided by the university;
- The privilege to solicit membership on campus under the organization name;
- The privilege to solicit funds on campus under the organization name when such solicitation is in accordance with established University policies.
Limitations of Registration
- The organization is a "registered" group and not an official component of the University.
- The organization may not act on behalf of the University of New Orleans.
- The organization may not enter into any contractual obligation in the name of The University of New Orleans.
- Registration expressly permits the organization to operate only on campus. Off campus activities are the sole responsibility of the organization, its officers and members, unless expressly approved and/or sponsored by the University.
- Participation in the activities of the student organization is voluntary and all attendant risks are assumed solely by the organization, its officers, members and non-member participants.