We support over 500 registered student organizations (RSOs) on campus. Student organizations provide students great leadership opportunities, help make them feel connected to the institution, and grant them access to many resources on campus. They also play a vital role in providing engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our role is to help registered student organizations be the best they can be.
We utilize the Engage platform to help manage student organizations, as well as provide them with a public facing page to increase their exposure.
Manage Your Organization
Search for policies and procedures necessary for managing your student organization below.Learn More
Student Organization Re-RegistrationFall 2020 Re-registration - Open August 5th, 2020Phase 1 - Engage Updates - Click here for instructions on how to complete Phase 1
Phase 2 - Online training for any new student organization officers. If an organization has new leadership from the previous semester, those new leaders will be required to complete required training.
Student Organization Advisors play an important role in helping our registered student organizations. They often are looked to for advice, support, and assistance.
What is a Student Organization Advisor? Advisors of registered student organizations must be members of the University of Iowa faculty or administrative professional staff or they must be affiliated with a local, regional, national, or international affiliate of an organization. To see the full advisor click here.
Become an AdvisorIf you're interested in becoming an advisor for a student organization, fill out the form here: https://uiowa. campuslabs.
How to Start a Student Organization
How to Start a Registered Student Organization
Have you checked to see if a registered student organization like the one you are proposing exists already on campus? If it does, have you contacted the organization to see if they are accepting new members or how your proposed organization could merge with an existing group to provide the same services/experiences to UI students? If there is not an organization on campus with a mission similar to the one you are proposing, or if there is an existing group but it conflicts with your mission/ideas/goals, then follow the steps below to start a new...
Student Organization Business Office
The Student Organization Business Office (SOBO) provides financial assistance to all registered student organizations, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) commissions and committees. NOTICE: Effective Fall 2020, the Student Organization Business Office (IMU Room 132) will reopen on an appointment-only basis (limited to 1 member per visit) to accommodate social distancing recommendations. Appointments can be requested by contacting sobo@uiowa. edu for student organization deposits and credit card (p-card) checkouts. All other business should be conducted through email and/or virtual conference meetings.Learn More
September 2020Sent to Organization Presidents and Advisors on September 1, 2020.Learn More
Food options for Student Organizations
Fuel your next student organization meeting! Student organizations hosting events or meetings in the IMU have several, new grab-and-go options for food. The following are instructions for how to access menus, place orders, make payment, and pick up orders.
University CateringUniversity Catering offers hors d’oeuvres, snack trays, bakery items, and a full menu of catering options. How to order from University CateringVisit the University Catering Student Order page. Add items to order, then check out. University Catering will contact you to verify order details and give you an order confirmation.