What is a Registered Student Organization?

A Registered Student Organization (RSO) is an organization that has been officially recognized by Florida Atlantic University. All RSOs are listed in OwlCentral, FAU's student organization database, where they can manage their organization profile and submit event registration requests. RSOs are afforded privileges and resources at FAU and, in exchange, are required to adhere to and fulfill the following requirements as conditions of recognition.

*Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the University.


Registered Student Organizations Responsibilities:

  • Complete the annual registration process, which requires re-registration on OwlCentral, attending the annual Student Leadership Conference, attending the annual Hazing Prevention Summit, completing the Student Organization Online Training, and completing Fiscal Certification. If your student organization does not register by the deadline each year, your student organization will be considered inactive and your Student Government budget will be re-allocated to the Senate Contingency Fund. If you have any questions or concerns about your re-registration, please email or call 561.297.2934
  • Follow and abide by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and all policies and procedures at Florida Atlantic University, including the Student Organization Manual and the FAU Student Code of Conduct at
  • Remain in good standing with all aspects of FAU (Student Union, SGA, 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 anti-hazing requirements for membership.
  • Meet all fiscal obligations incurred by the student organization and abide by the SG processes and procedures as set forth by the SG Accounting and Budgeting Office.
  • Ensure proper planning and execution of organization events, and consult with the Student Union and SI staff for help with event policies and contract management.
  • Provide adequate training during the officers transition process.
  • Have an advisor who serves as a full-time faculty or staff member of FAU.
  • Establish consistent communication with the organization advisor and keep advisor information of organization activities and decisions.
  • Ensure proper use of campus resources, including meeting and event space, and other afforded benefits to the organization.
  • Check the student organization mailbox on a regular basis (recommended at least twice per week). SI will put important notices and correspondences in the box.


Registered Student Organizations Privileges:

  • Use of FAU facilities, equipment, and services
  • Use of services available in the Club House, including free copies, poster board, and more
  • Ability to apply for/receive funding from COSO
  • Access to leadership development training and resources for your organization
  • Included on FAU’s list of Registered Student Organizations (on OwlCentral)
  • Eligible for awards and honors presented to student organizations and its members at the annual Student Organization Awards & Recognition (SOAR) Banquet
  • Ability to participate as a team in Homecoming week student organization events
  • Display approved flyers in approved campus locations (through the Student Union/SIL)
  • Post announcements on MyFAU and
  • Participate in Club Fest and other recruitment events
 Last Modified 12/15/14