Definition of an RSO and SO
There are two definitions for student groups on the University of Louisville campus: Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) and Student Organizations (SOs).
Recognized Student Organizations have successfully participated in RSO chartering procedures, and based on recommendations of the Student Organizations Board, have been granted University recognition by a vote of the Student Government Association (SGA). By being a Recognized Student Organization, this provides access to resources such as funding for projects, speakers, and travel money to conferences for professional development. RSOs are also given the opportunity to apply for office/storage space in the Student Involvement Center, and reserve meeting space in the Student Activities Center, Red Barn, and other campus facilities.
Student Organizations have not elected to pursue the recognition process, but, rather, are sponsored by a University academic unit, department, or other sub-unit.