Registered Student Organization Resources

New Organization Registration Windows

Students wishing to create a new student organization must submit their new organization registration packet on KnightConnect before the last day of the registration window.

Fall First day of classes – November 30
Spring First day of classes – March 31
Summer First day of Summer A classes – June 30

Register a New RSO

  1. KnightQuest Consultation
  2. Authorized Officer Webcourse
    • Assign 2 (maximum of 4) officers to be “Authorized Officers”
    • Complete the RSO authorized officer quiz on Webcourse with passing score (Self-Enroll Here)
  3. Register your Organization on Knight Connect
    • After logging into Knight Connect, scroll to the bottom of this page and click the blue box that says “Register A New Organization.”
    • Follow the instructions on the registration process and submit for approval
    • The primary contact of the organization (president) will fill out the registration information
  4. Submit and Wait for Approval
    • Allow for 2 weeks to process
    • If denied, review comments on Knight Connect and resubmit
    • If approved, Congratulations! You are a registered student organization!!

Preparing your New RSO Registration Packet

Before you begin the new organization registration process, it is helpful to prepare the information that the registration packet  requires ahead of time:

  • A mission that is unique and not a duplicate of any existing RSO
  • At least 12 UCF student members with knights emails
  • An organization president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary
  • UCF faculty or staff advisor
  • A Constitution (see template)
  • External Affiliation documents (if applicable)
  • An organization name that does NOT include the University of Central Florida/UCF preceding the name of their RSO. (ex. UCF Hiking Knights)

Re-Register an Existing RSO

  • Find your organization on KnightConnect
  • Select the blue “Re-Register” button next to your organization’s name
    • Be sure that the person who re-registers the organization will be the primary contact
    • Ensure that all officers who you wish to be “Authorized Officers” have completed the Webcourse module to qualify
  • Complete the re-registration packet and wait for approval
    • May take up to two weeks to process

Re-Registration Guidelines

  • An organization is required to Re-register within 10 days of elections or any other leadership change (including advisors)
  • New officers must take and pass the RSO Quiz on Webcourses
  • Failure to re-register within a year from the last re-registration will result in an organization being removed to “inactive” status

Tax Exemption for RSOs

RSOs are not automatically tax-exempt. RSOs are not an entity of the university, therefore they are not entitled to the university’s tax exemption status. To receive 501(c)3 organization status you must contact the IRS directly to apply. The Office of Student Involvement does not give official tax advice.