San Diego State University

Recognized Student Organizations


SDSU Student Organization
On-Campus Recognition Online Application Process
for 2022 - 2023

Follow these steps to complete an RSO Application:

  1. In order to submit the RSO application, you will need the following:
    1. Your Red ID number.
    2. The Red ID numbers of at least four other officers.
    3. The Red ID number, department, classification, and contact information for your Advisor (Please contact Student Life & Leadership at (619) 594-5221 if your Advisor does not want to disclose their Red ID number.)
    4. If applicable, the bank account number for the organization’s on-campus bank account with Associated Students.
    5. A digital copy of your organization’s local Constitution or bylaws. (Sample bylaws)
      1. Oversized Affiliate Constitution/bylaws – You will be required to upload your chapter bylaws during the on-line recognition process. In addition, if your organization is affiliated with a national, state or local organization you must also submit the Constitution/bylaws of the national, state or local organization that specify membership eligibility, qualifications and privileges. If your national, state or local affiliate Constitution/bylaws are less than 4 MB (file size), you can upload them during the online recognition process as well. If the affiliate Constitution/bylaws are more than 4 MB (file size), hand deliver a copy of them, or the website URL to SLL – Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Suite 210, M-F 8am – 10:00pm.
    6. The President and Treasurer will be required to personally provide an e-signature on the application.
  2. The RSO application will be approved once the following has been completed:
    1. An RSO application has been submitted for the organization by the deadlines for each recognition season. Please visit the Student Organization website for deadlines.
    2. The student organization President and Treasurer complete the Inclusive Leadership Awareness Training (ILAT). Register on Presence.
      1. This training does not need to be completed on an annual basis. Once you have completed the training, you do not have to complete this again. Confirmation of your completion is attached to your RedID and will be automatically uploaded on to the RSO application.
    3. The student organization President and Treasurer complete the Officer Orientation (Officer Orientation).
      1. Returning Presidents and Treasurers who have already completed the in-person Officer Orientation do not need to complete this again. There is a supplemental online orientation for returning key officers that will be sent to those officers by a Student Life Advisor in Student Life & Leadership. Confirmation of your completion is attached to your RedID and will be automatically uploaded on to the RSO application.
    4. The student organization faculty/staff advisor must complete the Advisor Orientation. (Advisor Orientation)
      1. The advisor cannot be an auxiliary employee (e.g., Aztec Shops, Associated Students, etc.) and cannot be a Graduate Assistant or Teaching Assistant.
    5. Associated Students will approve the organization’s banking selection.
      1. A bank account application must be submitted annually for any student organization who is banking on campus or who is applying for an off-campus banking exemption. (Student Organization Account Application and Agreement)
    6. Items i and ii apply only to Social Fraternities/Sororities and can be uploaded as a document directly in the RSO application online.
      1. Residential organizations must submit proof of passing an annual fire inspection by the City of San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau. To schedule an inspection call (619) 533-4400.
      2. Certificate of Liability - All social fraternities and sororities are required to submit a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1 million which states the amounts of coverage and names the University as an additional insured, using the following language that can be found in the Student Organization Handbook.

Once approved, your student organization recognition is good from the date of your approval through April 30, 2023.

When ready: