Create a Club
With over 40 active student organizations at UConn, there are many opportunities for students to get involved. Occasionally a student is not able to find and existing organization that meets their interests. In this case, any full-time student is eligible to submit a <New Organization Application>. All new Registered Student Organization (RSO) applications will meet with Student Activities staff to discuss how your potential new RSO differs from other existing RSOs and how it will enhance the UConn community. If approved, your group will become ‘active’ once meeting all The Student Organization Leaders Intentional Development (SOLID) program requirements for your Tier. The SOLID program is an initiative to ensure that you, as student organization leaders, are properly equipped to lead your groups successfully and utilize all of the resources available. SOLID workshops provide organization leaders with information on the policies and requirements associated with student groups on campus, an in-depth overview of UConntact, and effective strategies and suggestions specific to each Student Leader position.
Acknowledging the variety of purposes and the different levels of risk and financial responsibilities that student organizations may possess, the University developed a three-tier categorization system to facilitate the development of specific training to support the needs of RSOs. Tier-I Organizations: Tier-I organizations are groups of students with a common interest, who wish to meet regularly, and affiliate as an organization. Tier-I organizations do not host events on campus and are typically low-risk organizations. Tier-II organizations are groups of students with a common interest, who wish to meet regularly, and affiliate as an organization. Tier-II organizations may host events on campus and request student government funding. The majority of organizations at the University of Connecticut are Tier-II. Tier-III Organizations (Student Fee-Funded Organizations): Tier-III Organizations are the most visible, complex and active student organizations on campus. Student fees are a primary source for the funding of these organizations. Tier-III Student Organizations represent major constituencies of the student body. The student leaders have significant responsibility for the management of their groups, the students they represent, and effective stewardship of the funds that come from their constituencies. The Tier-III designation is not ‘elective’ but rather is only used after the completion of multiple conditions including the support and approval by senior University administration.
See Blueprints a manual for RSOs - the official handbook for RSOs for more info.