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RSO Handbook

RSO Handbook 2021-2022

RSO Resources

  • Event Planning
    The Office of Student Organizations and Involvement offers many resources to RSOs planning events on campus. This site offers those as well as instructions and tips on the event permitting process.
  • Campus Events Services
    If your RSO is looking to book space for a meeting or event, then Student Union Campus Events Services is the place to begin! All reservations can be made online.
  • Student Government Association & Funding
    RSOs can apply for funding through the Student Government Association (SGA). Resources, required trainings, and forms can be found here.
  • Publicizing on Campus
    Check out this website for ideas and policies on promoting your RSO and your events around campus.
  • Graphic Design and Printing Services
    Student Pubs with the Student Government Association provides free graphic design and printing services for student organizations. Learn more here
  • Engagement Ambassadors
    The Engagement Ambassadors are a group of selected student leaders that represent the office of Student Organizations & Involvement by providing resources and services for RSOs such as new RSO consultations, organization trainings, and assist with Market Wednesday.

Policies and Governance

RSOs are afforded privileges and resources at Florida State University, and in exchange are required to adhere to and fulfill the following expectations as a condition of registration.

Student Organizations will:

  • Complete the annual recognition process with the Office of Student Organizations and Involvement by submitting all required information, attending training opportunities, and making timely updates to organizations’ information (officers, rosters, constitution, etc.) as changes occur.
  • Follow and abide by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and all policies and procedures of Florida State University, including the FSU Student Code of Conduct (sccs.fsu.edu/conduct-codes/student-conduct-codes) and the RSO Handbook.
  • Remain in good standing with all aspects of Florida State University (FSU Student Union Campus Event Services, Student Government Association, campus departments, etc.) and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the university.
  • Adhere to the rules and procedures set forth in the organization constitution, including the non-discrimination and non-hazing requirements for membership.
  • Meet all fiscal obligations incurred by the organization and abide by the Student Government Association Finance Code when applicable.
  • Ensure proper planning and execution of organization events, and consult with the Student Organizations & Involvement staff for help with event policies and contract management.
  • Provide adequate training during the officer transition process.
  • Establish consistent communication with the organization Advisor and keep Advisor apprised of organization activities and decisions.
  • Ensure proper use of campus resources, including meeting and event space, office space, and other afforded benefits to the organization.

RSO Privileges and Expectations

RSO Privileges:

Student organizations are afforded privileges and access to resources once they become officially recognized. These privileges help you engage with the campus community, recruit new members, plan your events, and more! The primary privileges are:

  1. Participation in campus-wide events (Involvement Fair, Market Wednesday, etc.)
  2. On-campus space reservations via Campus Events Services
  3. Utilizations of SGA’s Student Publications
  4. Access to Nole Central
  5. Event planning consultations with Engagement Ambassadors and Student Organizations & Involvement staff
  6. Leaders Listserv
  7. Funding & Fundraising Opportunities

Additionally, RSOs can take advantage of the services and opportunities at the Student Organizations & Involvement office on the 4th floor of the Thagard Building. Those privileges include:

  1. Copies: RSOs can receive up to 5,000 free black and white copies a year on our copy machine. You must bring your own paper for copies.
  2. Office Resources: The Office of Student Organizations & Involvement provides basic office needs such as general use computer stations, scanners, and campus phones.
  3. Mail: RSOs without space on campus can see our front desk staff to obtain a mailbox within the Student Organizations and Involvement office.
  4. Leaders Listserv: Every RSO president is automatically subscribed to our listserv as part of the recognition process, but anyone is welcome to subscribe to stay informed of important deadlines, events, and other information. RSOs can also post information to the listserv. The listserv is sent every Monday. All posts wishing to be included must be received by Thursday at 12pm. All Leaders Listserv submissions can be emailed to soi@fsu.edu.

RSO Expectations:

In order to maintain access to these privileges, the Student Organizations and Involvement team expects that all RSOs and student leaders adhere to the following expectations:

  1. Complete the annual recognition process with the Office of Student Organizations and Involvement by submitting all required information, attending training opportunities, and making timely updates to organizations’ information (officers, constitution, etc.) as changes occur.
  2. Follow and abide by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and all policies and procedures of Florida State University, including the FSU Student Code of Conduct (sccs.fsu.edu/conduct-codes/student-conduct-codes) and the RSO Handbook.
  3. Remain in good standing with all aspects of Florida State University (Campus Event Services, Student Governance and Advocacy, campus departments, etc.) and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the university.
  4. Adhere to the rules and procedures set forth in the organization constitution, including the non-discrimination and non-hazing requirements for membership.
  5. Meet all fiscal obligations incurred by the organization and abide by the Student Governance and Advocacy Finance Code when applicable.
  6. Ensure proper planning and execution of organization events, and consult with Student Organizations & Involvement staff for help with event policies.
  7. Provide adequate training during the officer transition process.
  8. Establish consistent communication with the organization Advisor and keep Advisor apprised of organization activities and decisions.
  9. Ensure proper use of campus resources, including meeting and event space, office space, and other afforded benefits to the organization.
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