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Registered Student Organization (RSO) Classifications

As of academic year 2016-2017, all RSOs were assigned to one of four (4) classifications: chartered, sponsored, affiliated, and recognized. A student organization’s classification is directly related to the size and scope of the organization as well as the strength of connection it has to University operations. Each classification has its own rights and privileges as well as annual requirements. Each RSO's classification is listed in the "Documents" section of the organization's Owl Life page.

RSO classifications are approved by the Department of Student Activities. The RSO Classification Committee, which was a diverse committee consisting of students, staff and faculty, reviewed RSO classification requests in Fall 2016 and advised Student Activities staff on which classification best fits each requesting RSO. All new Registered Student Organizations' classifications are established at the time of creation as "Recognized". As organizations change and evolve in their operations over time, they may petition for a new classification that better captures their operations through a request to the Department of Student Activities. The process to petition Student Activities for a new classification is open now until November 27 at 5pm.

Petition to Change RSO Classification Timeline:

11/8/17- Online application for petition to change classification goes live: https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/submitter/form/start/145329

11/27/17- Deadline for all RSOs to complete the petition to change classification application by 5pm

11/6/17-12/1/17- Review of applications 

12/1/17- All RSOs notified of their classification

12/8/17- Deadline for RSOs to appeal their classification if so desired

Contact RSO Support at rsosupport@kennesaw.edu with questions or concerns

The Classification Guide is available HERE

The Classification Presentation is available HERE

RSO Classifications as of Spring 2017

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