Organization Registration

The Process

Registration Process

  1. Submit Organization Registration packet on OrgSync by the first Wednesday of each semester by 5pm to be eligible for funding and recognition by CSO. All registration packets must be submitted online through OrgSync. New and Re-Established Student Organizations must submit the new organization request form and be approved by the CSO advisors prior to submitting CSO registration paperwork.
  2. At least one member of the organization’s executive board must have attended OrgSync training within the last academic year.
  3. Organizations must have their OrgSync portal profile updated.
  4. Attend Executive Board Orientation each semester.
  5. Must have a minimum of 10 currently enrolled FIU Student members with valid Panther IDs, and at least 51% of the membership must be registered students at the MMC and/or Engineering Center. Only members with valid panther ID’s in the organization’s OrgSync portal are counted toward the requirement.
  6. Organizations must have at minimum the following positions: President (must have cumulative 2.5 GPA), Treasurer, and CSO representative (the president and treasurer cannot be the same person).
  7. Must have an advisor who is a full time faculty or staff member on the MMC or Engineering Center campus (graduate students and part time employees are not eligible). The advisor must complete yearly advisor’s training.
  8. Must have a functional organization constitution and/or bylaws. A constitution template is located on OrgSync in the CSO portal for required sections in constitution.

The Council for Student Organizations recognizes three types of student organizations. Each category has different components to complete, and failure to complete any/all of the components will result in inability to be recognized as a student organization with CSO.

  1. Returning/Established Organizations – Organizations that fully register each Fall semester for the year, and renew registration the subsequent Spring.
  2. Re-Established Organizations – Returning organizations that did not complete registration requirements the previous semester.
  3. New Organizations – Organizations seeking recognition and registering with CSO for the first time or have not been recognized for two consecutive semesters. Must complete new organization request form prior to submitting registration paperwork.
  4. Unregistered Student Groups - Unregistered student groups that have not participated in the CSO registration process. FIU acknowledges, but does not support or endorse, unregistered student groups. FIU recognizes the right of students to associate in order to express commonly shared viewpoints. Some student groups may desire this level of classification because of the minimal amount of requirements. Unregistered student groups must still abide by the Student Code of Conduct and applicable laws.

Benefits of Registration

  1. Ability to reserve rooms on campus for the academic year (Fall and Spring/Summer).
  2. Access to OrgSync and an Organization OrgSync portal.
  3. Access to resources available in the Student Organization Resource Center.
  4. Access to university funding through the registration and recognition process when requirements are met.

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Contact

(Organization Name)
c/o Council for Student Organizations
Florida International University
MMC, GC 2300
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2285

cso@fiu.edu

Marissa Lucchesi
Assistant Director

Bianca Pino
Graduate Assistant