RSO Good Standing and Annual Registration

Good standing for currently Recognized Student Organizations is defined as the certification that grants the student organization official status as part of UNA’s educational and/or extracurricular program.  RSOs must be in good standing with the university to be eligible to use RSO resources including: the RSO Resource Center,  booking spaces on-campus, setting up promotional tables, team participation in University Events, and applying for Student Allocation Funding*.  To remain in good standing:

  • The organization must maintain at least three active members who are currently enrolled in classes at UNA (except during summer semesters). 
  • The organization must have no outstanding balance beyond 30 days with the university.
  • The organization must have at least one representative attend all mandatory RSO meetings/trainings hosted by Student Engagement. 
  • The organization must have an active campus advisor at all times. 
  • The organization must have fully completed the annual registration.
  • Student Engagement may revoke good standing status if an organization is violating university policies, the student handbook, the RSO Handbook, or engages in activities contrary to the mission of the University or the Student Engagement Center.  

*Please note that there are additional requirements that must be met in order for an organization to qualify for Student Allocation Funding.  Please refer to the current Student Allocation Manual for these requirements.

All recognized student organizations must register with the Student Engagement Center each year and follow the timeline listed below in order to remain in good-standing on campus and utilize the available resources. 

  1. Update the organization’s Campus Groups Portal between the first day of class in the fall semester and October 1st.  Any changes in RSO officers or advisors must be made during this time.  This also includes maintaining an up-to-date constitution and roster, both of which must be uploaded into the RSO’s Campus Groups Portal. 

Organizations that do not meet these requirements by October 1 will lose their good standing status and all resource privileges for the remainder of the fall semester.  These organizations may redeem their good-standing status for the spring semester if they update their RSO Campus Groups online portal by February 15.  Any organizations that do not meet these requirements by February 15 will be deactivated and assumed to no longer function as a student organization. 

UNA defines a social fraternity/sorority as an organization that exists to promote fraternal relationships and personal development; requirement for membership is subjective and is not limited to a specific field of study, class year, etc; and members are not permitted to hold membership in other identified social fraternities/sororities at the University.

The University of North Alabama requires that all social fraternities/sororities, as defined above, be recognized as such by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and uphold the requirements of fraternity/sorority organizations in order to maintain good standing. Most requirements can be found in the FSL Handbook at  These organizations may be exempt from certain good standing requirements when approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 

All student organizations are expected to follow the Code of Student Conduct.

The Code of Student Conduct and the student conduct process apply to the conduct of students and University of North Alabama affiliated student organizations.  The Code of Student Conduct applies to behaviors that take place on campus, and at UNA-sponsored events and may also apply off-campus when the Director of Student Conduct or designee determines that the off-campus conduct may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of him/herself or others; and/or impinges upon the rights, property or achievements of self or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or is detrimental to the educational mission and/or interests of the University.  The Code of Student Conduct  and the Student Conduct Process can be found and reviewed at

To report incidents that may be a violation of University of Alabama policies, please visit Reports will be reviewed and addressed by the appropriate office.  The reporter may be contacted for clarification or further information.  In the case of an emergency please contact 911, local police, or University of North Alabama Police Department.