Overview

University of Rochester is home to more than 275 undergraduate student organizations including club sports teams, fraternities and sororities, performing arts ensembles, academic and professional societies, cultural/identity-based and community engagement organizations.

For a complete list of undergraduate student organizations, visit CCC

  • Undergraduate student organizations are divided into three group types: College Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Residential Life Groups.
  • Each group type has a specific process for forming new organizations and evaluating existing ones.
  • All three group types must re-register on CCC each fall in order to remain in good standing.
  • All student organizations must be listed on CCC.
  • All student organizations must follow the University’s Event Registration policies, student organization policies, and attend annual leadership training's that review policies and procedures.
  • Each group type assigns advisors and has a handbook with additional guidelines specific to the group type.

For further information regarding funding, advising, and other guidelines for organizations in the College Student Organization group type, please reference the College Student Organization Handbook.

Student organizations may have access to the following resources based on their group type, activity tag, mission category, funding, or open/closed membership. For more information on Advisory Boards, please reference the Additional Group Types page .

Resources

College Student Organizations

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Residential Life Groups

Advisory Boards

CCC

Reservations- Room & Promotional Opportunities

✓ (receive priority)

✓ (receive priority)

Through department request

Marketing/Advertising Opportunities

Through department request (excluding Chalkboard)

Awareness Opportunities

Through department request

Ticket Program

Through department request

Through department request

Use of the term Student Organization

 

Use of UR or University of Rochester Name and Logo

 ✓

Awards for Student Organizations

Only eligible for Rocky’s Student Life Awards and Boar’s Head Award

 Only eligible for Rocky’s Student Life Awards and Boar’s Head Award

 

Storage

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

 

 

Crowdfunding

 Through department

Through department

Shops @WilCo

 

 

Reduced rate for Event Support services

 

 

Activities Fair

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

  Eligible for one shared table

 Eligible for one shared table

Resources for Accessibility (i.e. Interpreters)

 

 

 

Banking with SOFO

Only available to the 3 FSA Governing bodies

 

 

Graphic Arts Service

 Available for Programs that have received supplemental funding and are open to campus

 

 

Supplemental Funding

Available for Programs that are open to campus

 

SA Vans

Available to non-exclusive organizations or programs that have received Supplemental Funding

Available for Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

Student Organization Supply Closet

Available to non-exclusive organizations or programs that have received Supplemental Funding

 Available for Programs that have received Supplemental Funding and are open to campus

Itemized Budget and flat funding

Open membership organizations

 

Affiliates 

College student organizations may choose to have an affiliate associated with them. Affiliates are not a student organization, but rather a small group of students that is an extension of a student organization.

  • Affiliates can come and go more easily as there are no minimum membership numbers
  • Affiliates do not have officer positions, only a chair/lead. This position should be a part of the parent organization executive board and the position should be listed in the parent organization constitution also indicating how the chair/lead is determined.
  • Affiliates are not eligible for student organization awards
  • Affiliates are not eligible for a budget or banking account separate from their parent organization
  • Affiliates do not have to complete their own SOAR. Activity reflection forms must be submitted through parent organization.
  • Affiliates do not have to register each year since they do not have their own CCC site
  • Affiliates are not eligible for a table at the Activities Fair
  • Information on affiliates must be on the parent organization CCC website
  • Affiliates are only eligible to come up for supplemental funding through parent organization request
  • Affiliates do not have their own Virtual EMS contact. Reservation and promotional opportunities requests are managed by parent organization
  • Parent organization must be listed on all affiliate publicity (an affiliate of parent organization or parent organization logo)
  • If a parent organization receives an itemized budget, the affiliate must be open to all (i.e. affiliates cannot have closed memberships with auditions, etc.)

Additional Group Types

For additional group types for CCC, please refer to the Additional Group Types page.