Student Activities Board
The Student Activities Board works cooperatively with the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development and Student Government. The purpose of the board is to assist with the registration, promotion, and regulation of all student organizations.
SAB holds regular office hours during the fall and spring semester most weekdays from 9-4 in the Student Government Office (655 Steger Student Life Center).
Student Activities Board registers new organizations and coordinates the annual re-regsitration process or RESET for existing Registered Student Organizations.
Stay tuned for information on FSLs RESET process.
It is common to get your application denied. This does not mean you cannot be an RSO for the year! When your application is denied, and SAB member will attach comments to your submission letting you know what changes are requested.
You do not need to start a new submission to make changes!
To make changes on a denied submission access the submision by going to My Submissions > Organization Registrations. From there, click on the denied submission and navigate to the part of the process that needs to be updated. Resubmit your application and SAB will review it again.
RSOs that do not complete the required changes after the September 15 deadline within 10 days of being asked to submit changes are not eligible to be a Registered Student Organization for that academic year.
If your organization fails to complete RESET by the Septmeber 15 deadline, you may fill out an appeal form on CampusLINK no later than September 30th at 11:59pm to be considered by Student Activities Board.
SAB will bring the appeal to the board for a vote at their next meeting and decide whether or not to honor the appeal.
Organizations will be notified of their appeal status within 48 hours of the board meeting. Organizations that are granted an appeal must complete RESET within 7 days of notification by the board.
If you are unable to find a student organization to join you are more than welcome to start one of your own! Becoming a recognized student organization comes with many privileges including but not limited to:
- Reserve space on campus for meetings and activities
- Conduct approved fundraising projects on campus
- Participate in the fall and spring organization fairs
- Have a university mailbox, when available and the use of a mailing address at the University of Cincinnati
- Apply for funding through the University Funding Board (if eligible) for all campus projects and programs
- Apply for university awards
- Rent vehicles for organization travel
There are several requirements for becoming a registered student organization at UC. These requirements include:
- Constitution and Bylaws consistent with University Policies
- At least 10 matriculating University of Cincinnati student members
- 1 faculty or staff advisor
- Mission statement
- Complete CampusLINK application
- Present to SAB for approval
For more information about organization requirements, visit the Student Activities Board CampusLINK page!
*Searching for an advisor? Contact SAB to get a copy of the RSO Advisor Interest List!
Registration Period for New Organizations
New Student Organizations are able to submit an application at two different time periods during the academic year.
The New Org Application for fall 2021 will open on August 23 and close on October 4.
The applications process includes completing the New Organization Registration process on CampusLINK. To start this process, log in to CampusLINK and navigate to the Organizations tab at the top of your CampusLINK homepage. If new organization applications are being excepted at this time, you will see a button that says Register an organization on the left side of the page underneath the search options. The following requirements are needed to start a New Student Organization and will be submitted through the online process.
Clicking Register an organization will start your organization registration process.
Once Student Activities Board reviews the new organization application on CampusLINK, a member of the board will reach out to the president of the organization. This Student Activities Board member will serve as liaison for the potential new organization. The liaison will work with the group to refine their application, prepare to present to the board. At the SAB meeting where the new org will present, the board has the opportunity to Approve, Deny, or Table the new organization based on the aforementioned criteria and university policy.
- Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs
- Celebration of Student Involvement
SAB regulates in accordance with various university policies and works with newly formed groups or leaders so they may achieve an organized, positive, and enriching experience.