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Student Involvement and Leadership

Definitions

Types of Student Organizations 

Registered Student Organizations (RSO) 

Registered student organizations make up most of our student organizations established and housed with Student Involvement and Leadership. Student organization categories include academic, coordinating, cultural, faith-based, fine and performing arts, honorary, media, political, recreational, residence life, service, and special interest. These organizations are responsible for their own goals, events and activities, and membership. Registered student organizations are free to exist and disband. RSO organizations will complete the RSO registration.    

Sport Clubs

The Sport Club program provides university students with recreation, competition, and instruction in various active pursuits. Each club is responsible for its own governing and organization, allowing for student leadership development and growth. Sport Clubs will complete the RSO registration.  

Fraternity and Sorority Life Organizations (FSL) 

Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations include a community of the College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council who focus on a commitment to achieving excellence in quality membership, academics, service, and programming while leaving a legacy for the future fraternal community. FSL organizations will complete the Calendar Term Registration. 

New Student Organizations (NSO) 

New student organizations are brand new or are returning organizations that have been inactive for three (3) or more years. New student organizations are free to exist and are fully responsible for establishing their own goals, completing registration procedures and requirements, and recruiting enrolled students of the Wright State community towards membership. New student organizations will complete the NSO registration.


Types of Registrations  

Registration is the first step towards an active status with Student Involvement and Leadership for the academic year. Registrations are created to showcase the active student organizations on campus. Student organizations are required to complete one (1) registration application throughout the year. The additional open registrations are available for student organizations that missed the previous deadline. 

Registered Student Organizations (RSO) 

Registration for RSO establishes the existence of student organizations that operate officer terms from August to May. Open registration is available four (4) times throughout the academic year.  

Calendar Term Registration (CT) 

Registration for RSO and FSL community establishes the student organizations that operate officer terms from January to December. Open registration is available from November to January. 

New Student Organizations (NSO) 

Registration for new student organizations establishes a brand-new organization or a previously existing organization that has been inactive for more than three (3) years. Open registration is available at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.


Student Organization Status 

Student organization statuses are established in four parts by the Engage platform. To obtain active status, student organizations must complete all SORT requirements by each deadline.  

At the beginning of each open registration, all student organization statuses will change from active to frozen. The frozen status indicates that the student organization has not completed all SORT requirements. Upon completion of the SORT requirements, the student organization status will change back to active.

Failure to complete SORT requirements after one (1) year will result in the student organization moving to the locked status until the next priority registration. After two (2) years of not participating in SORT, the student organization will have an inactive status. Suppose a student organization is placed on a locked or inactive status and wants to obtain active status. In that case, the student organization leadership must meet with Student Involvement and Leadership to discuss a plan of action.  

Active

This status indicates that the student organization is in good standing with Student Involvement and Leadership for the current officer term. Organizations in this status have access to reserving space on campus, participating in campus-wide events, funding, and more.

Frozen

This status indicates that the student organization has not completed the SORT requirements and has limited access to their Engage profile. Student organization leaders only have access to the registration, roster, and events. Student organizations with frozen status are not listed on the Engage platform's organization directory; however, the existing officers and members can see the platform. The officers can make edits or adjustments to the profile.  

Locked

This status indicates that the student organizations are on probation. Student organizations that have this status are not listed in the organization directory on the Engage platform. Like the frozen status, officers can still see the profile but cannot make edits or adjustments. Organizations in this status cannot access an active registration, and members cannot leave the profile while in this status.  

Inactive

This status means that the student organization is inactive and does not exist on campus. In this status, documents within the profile will remain available, but the roster will be wiped out.  


SORT Tiers 

NSO: New Student Organization

Upon completion of registration, the NSO can participate in specific events like Fall Fest, Student Org Fairs/Expos, and April Craze; NSOs has access to hold three (3) meetings and table two (2) times for recruitment purposes only; NSO has an active profile on Engage with limited access; NSO spends an entire semester working towards becoming an RSO.  

SORT Tier I

has a mission and/or purpose to support and advocate for a specific council, community, or group of students; holds general meetings; can request funding through the Special Funding Committee (SFC); holds small events; may have a small executive board; not required to obtain full constitution and/or by-laws; required to complete registration and specific training. 

Example: Dean Student Advisory Board, Residence Life & Housing Councils 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • President and treasurer 
  • Full-time faculty/staff advisor  
  • Minimum of four (4) members 

SORT Tier II

has a mission and/or purpose for many categories and interests on campus; holds regular general meetings and executive board meetings; requests funding from either Student Organization Budget Committee (SOBC) or Special Funding Committee (SFC); holds low to medium risk level events and/or fundraisers; holds regularly occurring events; holds or participates in some off-campus events; travels; has a full executive board; required to have a constitution and/or by-laws; required to complete registration and specific training. 

Example: Residence Life and Housing organizations, Sport Clubs, FSL, all other categories of student organizations

Minimum Requirements: 

  • President, vice president, treasurer, and secretary 
  • Full-time faculty/staff advisor 
  • Constitution, reviewed and signed by executive board every two (2) years 
  • Minimum of six (6) members 

SORT Tier III

holds a mission and/or purpose for large scale reasons on campus; obtains large budgets from the Student Organization Budget Committee (SOBC); has paid leadership positions; holds medium and high-risk events; high visibility on campus; high accountability from university administration, campus community, and campus partners; medium- to high- level of involvement and organization size; serves and advocates for large communities on campus; required to have a constitution and/or by-laws; required to attend additional leadership programs and/or training; required to complete registration and specific training 

Example: Coordinating organizations 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • President, vice president, treasurer, and secretary 
  • Full-time faculty/staff advisor 
  • Constitution, reviewed and signed by Executive board each year 
  • Minimum of six (6) members 
  • 2-5 members must participate in Take Flight as a facilitator