RSO Policies & Resources

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are one of the most rewarding ways that a student can become involved within the campus community. Participation in a RSO help students to enhance leadership skills, contribute to the vibrancy of campus, and create a holistic collegiate experience.

Registered Student Organizations are formally recognized by the University and originate out of student interest. The Center for Student Involvement grants the institutional recognition of an organization through a chartering application process. They are formed by current students sharing a common goal or interest, properly completing the necessary requirements, and agreeing to adhere to guidelines established by the University and within the Registered Student Organization Handbook.

Resources for Registered Student Organizations

The Center for Student Involvement provides all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) a variety of resources directly through the office with the hope to provide support for the activities and goals of our student groups on campus.
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  • Index Number

    Registered student organizations can apply for an index number which will act as their on-campus bank account. All organizational funds will be deposited to this account. SOBAC and Contingency Funding cannot be received until an organization index has been created.

    To apply for an index, RSOs will need to complete the Index Request Form and return it to the Assistant Director for Student Organizations. RSOs are expected to keep a positive balance at all times in this account, and abide by the budget management policies established by CSI and SOBAC.

  • Mailboxes

    All Registered Student Organizations may use the Center for Student Involvement to receive packages. The Front Desk Assistants receive packages and communicate with the student organization to coordinate pick-up time.

    Most registered student organizations are assigned a mailbox located in Tyler Haynes Commons room 340, the Student Organization Leadership Center.

    Sport Club mailboxes are in the Sports Club Center in the Weinstein Center for Recreation.

    Religious/Spiritual Organization mailboxes are located in the Wilton Center.

    Organizations are responsible for checking their mailbox regularly and are required to empty their mailbox at the end of the academic year, prior to the summer break.

  • Lockers

    Registered Student Organizations can obtain a locker, located in the Student Organization Leadership Center (in Tyler Haynes Commons, room 340). 

    Registered Student Organization Locker Application

    Eligibility

    Recognized student organizations are eligible for a locker with the following exceptions:

    • Organizations on Probationary Status
    • Organizations with Chapter or dedicated spaces

    Assignment & Application

    • Lockers are assigned for one academic year (Fall and Spring semester)
    • Organizations may only be assigned ONE locker space
    • Organizations may keep their locker space as long as they maintain status as a recognized student organization
      • Orgs MUST renew each academic year to keep their locker
    • Student organizations will apply for lockers through Presence
    • If space is available organizations will be provided with a locker
    • If space is not available, organizations will go on a waitlist

    Guidelines

    • CSI staff and URPD have the right to inspect any locker to ensure proper usage along with safety audits
    • If an organization loses status or forfeits their locker, items must be claimed within 5 days or they will be discarded
    • In the event that an organization is not using a locker but has reserved one, CSI reserves the right to reassign the locker
    • Lockers must be kept clean and organized
    • In the event that a locker is damaged (or requires excessive cleaning) the responsible party will be referred to the Organization Conduct Process and will be prohibited from reserving a locker in the future

    Prohibited Items

    • Perishable food
    • Oil or other flammable/explosive liquids
    • Matches or fire-starting devices
    • Alcohol/Drugs (including tobacco products, e-cigs, and vapes)
    • Weapons
    • Plants
  • Issues Within Your Organization

    The Center for Student Involvement staff are available to assist members and registered student organizations with any issues that may arise. Common issues we are here to assist with:

    • Interpersonal dynamics between members
    • Succession and transition of student leaders
    • Student leader development
    • Revising bylaws
    • Fundraising and philanthropy 
  • Programming & Event Resources

    Whether your student group is looking to rent AV equipment to play music at an upcoming event or wanting to accurately track your event attendance, CSI has the tools and processes in place to support your organization’s programming. Contact us at involved@richmond.edu and let us know how we can help!

    Check out our reservable items available to RSOs.

  • Marketing & Promotion Resources

    Registered Student Organizations have access to a number of resources to promote their organization, recruit new members, and advertise their upcoming meetings and events: