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Annual Registration and Good Standing


Good Standing

Good standing for currently Recognized Student Organizations is defined as the certification that grants the student organization official status as part of UWA’s educational and/or extracurricular program. RSOs must be in good standing with the university to be eligible to use RSO resources including booking spaces on-campus, setting up promotional tables, team participation in University Events, and applying for SGA Funding. To remain in good standing:

  • The organization must maintain at least eight active members who are currently enrolled in classes at UWA (except during summer semesters).

  • The organization must have at least one representative attend all mandatory RSO meetings/trainings hosted by Student Life.

  • The organization must have an active advisor at all times.

  • The organization must have fully completed the annual registration.

  • The Director of Student Life may revoke good standing status if an organization is violating university policies, the student handbook, the RSO Handbook, or engages in activities contrary to the Mission of the University.

Annual Registration Policy

All recognized student organizations must register with the Student Life Office each year and follow the timeline listed below in order to remain in good standing on campus and utilize the available resources.

  1. Update the organization’s information online using the yearly registration form between the first day of class in the fall semester and October 1st. Any changes in RSO officers or advisors must be made during this time. This also includes maintaining an up-to-date constitution and roster, both of which may be requested from the Director of Student Life.

Organizations that do not meet these requirements by October 1 will lose their good standing status and all resource privileges for the remainder of the fall semester. These organizations may redeem their good-standing status for the spring semester if they complete the form and schedule a meeting with the Director of Student Life by February 15. Any organizations that do not meet these requirements by February 15 will be deactivated and assumed to no longer function as a student organization.

Unrecognized Student Organizations

Groups that fail to register with the Student Life Office will no longer be considered recognized. Any unrecognized group claiming affiliation is operating in violation of university policy. Involvement with any unrecognized organization can pose a significant risk and students are strongly advised to avoid engagement with these groups as the university is unable to monitor activities. Individuals who affiliate with unrecognized organizations may be susceptible to participation in activities that violate university policy and should understand that they will be held individually accountable for their actions.