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Student Organizations

Overview

University of Rochester is home to more than 250 student organizations including club sports teams, fraternities and sororities, performing arts ensembles, academic and professional societies, cultural/identity-based and community engagement organizations.

For a complete list of undergraduate student organizations, visit Campus Community Connection (CCC).

  • Undergraduate student organizations are divided into three group types: College Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Residential Life Groups.
  • Each group type has a specific process for forming new organizations and evaluating existing ones.
  • All three group types must re-register on CCC each fall in order to remain in good standing.
  • All student organizations must be listed on CCC.
  • All student organizations must follow the University’s Event Registration policies and attend annual leadership trainings that review policies and procedures.
  • Each group type assigns advisors and has a handbook with additional guidelines specific to the group type.

Student organizations may have access to the following resources based on their group type, mission catagory, or open/closed membership.

Resources

College Student Organizations

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Residential Life

CCC

Reservations- Room & Promotional Opportunities

Ticket Program

Use of the term Student Organization

Use of UR or University of Rochester Name and Logo

Awards for Student Organizations

Only eligible for Rocky’s Student Life Awards and Boar’s Head Award

Only eligible for Boar’s Head Award

Storage

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

 

Crowdfunding

 

Flex tables

 

Reduced rate for Event Support services

 

Activities Fair

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

 

Banking with SOFO

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

 

Graphic Arts Service

Available for Programs that are have received supplemental funding and are open to campus

 

Supplemental Funding

Available for Programs that are open to campus

 

SA Vans

Flat Funded, itemized budgeted orgs or Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

Available for Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

 

Student Organization Supply Closet

Flat Funded, itemized budgeted orgs or Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

Available for Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

 

Itemized Budget and flat funding

Open membership organizations

 

 

Affiliates 

College student organizations may choose to have an affiliate associated with them. Affiliates are not a student organization, but rather a small group of students that is an extension of a student organization.

  • Affiliates can come and go more easily as there are no minimum membership numbers
  • Affiliates do not have officer positions, only a chair/lead. This position should be a part of the parent organization executive board and the position should be listed in the parent organization constitution also indicating how the chair/lead is determined.
  • Affiliates are not eligible for student organization awards
  • Affiliates are not eligible for a budget or banking account separate from their parent organization
  • Affiliates do not have to complete their own SOAR. Activity reflection forms must be submitted through parent organization.
  • Affiliates do not have to register each year since they do not have their own CCC site
  • Affiliates are not eligible for a table at the Activities Fair
  • Information on affiliates must be on the parent organization CCC website
  • Affiliates are only eligible to come up for supplemental funding through parent organization request
  • Affiliates do not have their own Virtual EMS contact. Reservation and promotional opportunities requests are managed by parent organization
  • Parent organization must be listed on all affiliate publicity (an affiliate of parent organization or parent organization logo)
  • If a parent organization receives an itemized budget, the affiliate must be open to all (e.g. affiliates cannot have closed memberships with auditions, etc.)