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CSO & RSO Rights & Responsibilities

Learn the rights and responsibilities of Santa Clara University's chartered student organizations (CSOs) and registered student organizations (RSOs).


  • Use of the University name in association with the student organization in the manner designated by the institution.
  • Use of University facilities at no charge or at reduced charge.
  • Ability to solicit membership on campus.
  • Opportunity to sponsor events, programs, fundraising, and guest speakers in accordance with the University Speakers Policy.
  • Eligibility for the right to request student activity funding from appropriate sources.
  • Access to campus services, leadership programs, expertise of a faculty/staff advisor, representation by student government, and advice and counsel from appropriate administrative offices.
  • Use of campus bulletin boards and other designated posting areas as well as additional communication resources on campus.


  • The student organization shall be reviewed for compliance of their activities with their constitution and shall have a constitution that states the purpose and goals of the organization and how they are consistent and compatible with the mission and goals of the institution and its Catholic, Jesuit character. Any changes in an organization’s constitution related to the purpose of the organization will require review of the organization’s charter or registration.
  • The student organization shall have a constitution and other chartering or registration materials that include a statement with respect to the student organization’s affiliation, if any, with off-campus organizations.
  • The student organization shall agree to institutional policies and procedures appropriate to the organization’s activities and conduct both on and off campus.
  • The student organization shall ensure that all leaders and officers meet the “Eligibility Policy for Participation in Student Activities.”
  • The student organization shall agree that the exercise of freedom of expression will be peaceful and non-disruptive, with appropriate consideration of and respect for differing points of view.
  • The student organization shall seek the advice and counsel of its advisor.
  • The student organization shall ensure that activities and programming are consistent with the organization’s constitution and bylaws or similar documents as well as adhere to University policies and local, state, and federal laws including Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and NCAA bylaws.
  • The student organization shall operate on a non-profit basis.
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Contact: Tedd Vanadilok