RSO Resources


Required Materials for Becoming an RSO

Before you begin the registration process, it is helpful to prepare the information that the registration process on Knight Connect will require you to provide:

  • At least 12 UCF student members with knights emails
  • An organization president and one other officer
  • UCF faculty or staff advisor
  • A Constitution (see template)
  • A mission that is unique and not a duplicate of an existing RSO
  • External Affiliation documents (if applicable and affiliated with an external organization)

Register a New RSO (Currently Closed for Fall)

  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

  1. Find your organization on KnightConnect
  2. 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 contatct
    • Ensure that all officers who you wish to be “Authorized Officers” have completed the Webcourse module to qualify
  3. 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.