RSO Fall Recognition Period Closes
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Re-Recognition begins April 15, 2019 and closes on September 30, 2019. Here’s what you need to know about becoming an RSO for 2019-2020!
Step 1: Preparation:
- Make sure your primary contact is updated in Engage to the person who will be the RSO’s primary contact for Fall 2019. If you are electing new officers, make sure they are updated on Engage as well.
- Review your RSO Constitution/bylaws and make sure the information is up to date.
- Ensure you have 5 members who will be current MSU, Mankato students during Fall 2019.
- Verify your MSU, Mankato Faculty/Staff advisor will continue to be your RSO advisor for the 2019-2020 year.
Step 2: Application:
Primary Contact for Fall 2019: Select the “Re-Register this Organization” option on your RSO’s Engage page to submit your re-recognition request for the 2019-2020 year. The re-recognition request includes the following:
- Update Organization Profile
- Update Roster (requires at least 5 current MSU, Mankato students)
- Submit Advisor’s Information
- Upload Updated Constitution
- Complete the RSO Handbook Quiz
Step 3: Attend Inauguration:
Once your re-registration request has been reviewed and no changes are needed, the President or Vice-President of your organization will need to attend ONE of the following RSO Inaugurations:
- Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00-6:00 PM – CSU 253/4/5
- Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4:00-6:00 PM – CSU 253/4/5
When all steps have been completed, your RSO will be sent to Student Government for final approval!
RSO Recognition – Frequently Asked Questions
Why is recognition opening early this year?
In previous years, RSO Leaders have graduated and left campus without updating the contact information for the organization. As a result, new leadership isn’t notified about the recognition process, and because they have not been added to the group’s Engage roster, they are unable to submit a recognition request.
Our goal with opening recognition in April is to try and prevent the break in communication that comes with leadership transitions and not updating the organization’s information. Additionally, as new RSO leaders submit their recognition requests, they will be able to work with the RSO’s previous leadership to answer any questions they may have regarding RSO Information.
Why are there two inaugurations? Does someone from my RSO have to attend both events?
We recognize that one time may not work for everyone, so we chose to offer the inauguration event at two different times. As such, any organization seeking recognition must have their president or vice president attend ONE inauguration event.
If the president or vice-president are unable to attend either event, the RSO Office must be notified at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to give advance warning may result in the inability to be recognized.
I’m having trouble using Engage. Where can I get help?
The RSO Office has put together additional information on RSO Resources, including how to use Engage. The information is available here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/activities-and-organizations/student-organizations/Student-Organization-Resources/.
Additionally, Campus Labs has put together a Student Leader Resource Guide, which can be found here: https://engagesupport.campuslabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016011492-Student-Leader-Resource-Guide
If you’re still having trouble with Engage, contact the RSO-Office at RSO-Office@mnsu.edu.
If I want to recognize an organization that isn’t currently active, how can I get access to their Engage Page?
If you would like to recognize an organization that was previously active, please contact the RSO-Office to get access to the RSO’s page.
What if I have other questions?
The RSO Office will be tabling at various times over the remaining weeks of the semester to answer questions that students have about RSO Recognition. Feel free to drop by, or you can schedule a meeting with the RSO Office by emailing RSO-Office@mnsu.edu