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Student Involvement and Leadership

New Student Organizations

New Student Organizations (NSO) 

New student organizations are either brand new organizations to the Wright State University community or are pre-existing student organizations that have not been active for 3+ years. The process that NSO completes acts as a prerequisite to becoming an active registered student organization. Upon completing this process, the NSO will be reassigned as an active RSO and complete the SORT process at the next open registration that best fits the officer terms.  

Students interested in bringing an NSO to the Wright State University campus community should first review the list of pre-existing student organizations before submitting an NSO registration form. The NSO registration application is available on Engage and will provide information and instructions on how to complete that form. After the application is submitted, the student leaders of the NSO will receive email communication from the Program Manager of Student Organizations regarding training timelines and information about the NSO process. The student leaders will set up in-person training with the Program Manager of Student Organizations and complete the required training. The student leaders are expected to meet with the Program Manager of Student Organizations throughout the semester to discuss the training topics and information, schedule space for the NSO to meet, and tabling events.  

NSO’s will have the opportunity to participate in the following items: 

  • Three (3) scheduled meetings  
  • Two (2) tabling events to recruit for membership 
  • Participate in campus-wide events, such as Fall Fest, April Craze, and additional student organization involvement fairs or expos throughout the semester. 

Registration  

New student organizations will have the opportunity to submit the NSO registration application in the fall or spring semester. The NSO student organization leaders will spend the bulk of that semester completing the constitution, recruiting members, participating in meetings, and preparing to be a registered student organization at the next open registration. 

Requirements 

The minimum requirements of the NSO registration are as follows: 

  • President* 
  • Treasurer* 
  • Full-time faculty/staff advisor 
  • A minimum of four (4) members 

* the President and Treasurer are not permitted to be the same student for liability purposes. 

Timelines 

Fall Registration  

  • Opens on Engage: September 1  
  • Closes on Engage: October 15  

Spring Registration  

  • Opens on Engage: January 15
  • Closes on Engage: March 1

Training  

NSO student leaders will complete the following training to prepare their organization for a registered student organization (RSO).  

Requirements 

Officer Position

In-Person Training

Online Training

President & Treasurer*

Intro to New Student Orgs; Mission and Values

Constitution 101

Vice President

Intro to New Student Orgs; Mission and Values

Constitution 101

Secretary

Intro to New Student Orgs; Mission and Values

Constitution 101