Start a student organization

The Dean of Students Office supports approximately 600 recognized student organizations representing the interests and activities of thousands of Wayne State University students. To apply for recognition as a new student organization, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Get Involved
  2. Click "Organizations"
  3. Click "Register an Organization"
    Note: at least two currently registered WSU students are required to form a new recognized student organization.
  4. Click "Register a New Organization". Please make sure to select "Dean of Students Office"
  5. All requests are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office within 3-5 business days

Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are designated as Tier 1 or Tier 2 status. When you register your organization you will be asked to select your status. If selecting Tier 2, the three required officers must also complete a mandatory online training.


Tier 1

Tier 2


A simple, quick way for two or more students to form a RSO

RSOs that have a more developed structure and seek to engage with the campus beyond their membership by hosting on-campus activities and events.


Minimum of two currently registered students

Required officer position: President

Minimum of three currently registered students

Required officer positions: President, Treasurer, VP of Events

All three officers must complete mandatory online training


Access to Student Center Building (SCB) meeting space for organization member meetings

Access to SCB bake sale/information table reservations

Ability to participate in FestiFall, Student Organization Day and WinterFest organization showcase events

All Tier 1 benefits

Access to Event Planning Form (EPF) reservation process for reserving campus locations to hold approved events

Eligibility to submit funding proposals to the Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB) to support approved on-campus events

Access to free use of the electronic displays located throughout the SCB to publicize the RSO's campus events

Eligibility to request an organization locker (limited availability)

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