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Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Student Organizations

How do I start a RSO?

What is the difference between a SSO, VSO and NSO?

How can I update my OrgSync profile?

How can I make room reservation for my RSO?

How do we receive SGA funding?

My RSO has been disabled on OrgSync.  What can I do?

My RSO needs a tax ID number.  Can I use EKUs?

I need to pay for something from our on campus account.  How do I get that money?

How can our RSO bank off campus?

Q.    How to start an RSO?

A.    It is easy to start your own RSO. You need at least 5 more EKU students and you can start the process. A complete outline of the process and requirements can be found on OrgSync.

Q.    What is the difference between a SSO, VSO and NSO?

A.    Per the Registered Student Organization Classification Policy, there are three classifications of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).  Sponsored Student Organization (SSO)are closely linked to the University and as a result would have the greatest level of University support and benefits in exchange for significant accountability to the University in areas such as legal compliance, fiscal responsibility and adherence to established community standards.  Voluntarily-Affiliated Student Organization (VSO) have a basic level of access to University support and benefits in exchange for basic accountability to the University. These RSOs have chosen to affiliate with the University but are NOT agents of the University.  Non-Affiliated Student Organization (NSO) have no access to University support and benefit. These RSOs have chosen not to affiliate with the University and are NOT agents of the University. These RSOs will essentially be treated as any other groups external to the University.

Q.      How can I update my OrgSync profile?

A.      When you login to your organization on OrgSync, you will see a "My Memberships" tab on the right-hand side.  Click on the name of the designated organization you would like to update. Next, click on the orange box to update your organization's profile. You will be able to renew your profile for here!

Q.        How can I make room reservation for my RSO?

A.        Once you are logged-in to OrgSync, you can reserve space from the Forms tab.  Look for the RSO Facility Reservation Form.  

Q.        How do we receive SGA funding?

A.        Funding for RSOs is through Student Government Association.  Please contact them for more information. 

Q.        My RSO has been disabled on OrgSync.  What can I do?

A.        RSOs are disabled on OrgSync if they have been deemed inactive for one academic year. If the RSO wishes to remain active after the designated time, please contact Student Life & First-Year Experience.

Q.        My RSO needs a tax ID number.  Can I use EKUs?

A.        No.  A RSO is not tax exempt unless that status has been granted from the Internal Revenue Service.  SSOs should contact their sponsoring department with questions about the use of the University’s tax status. VSOs and NSOs are not given tax exempt status through Eastern Kentucky University, but can apply through the Internal Revenue Service.

Q.        I need to pay for something from our on campus account.  How do I get that money?

A.        You will need to complete the Direct Pay Request form.  This document can now be found through logging into your EKU Direct account, under the EKU eForms tab, titled "Direct Pay Request." 

Q.        How can our RSO bank off campus?

A.        RSOs are permitted to have an off-campus banking account.

Please review the RSO Handbook or contact Student Life & First-Year Experience with further questions regarding Registered Student Organizations.

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