Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Student Organizations
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 HERE.
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.
A. Follow the steps outlined HERE.
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.
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."
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.