Student Engagement

Student Organization Recognition Board

About the Student Organization Recognition Board (SORB)

The Student Organization Recognition Board manages and maintains the recognition process for existing student and campus organizations.  It also reviews and recognizes new organizations, assigning them to one of three tiers.  The three tiers are: sponsored, affiliated and registered.  Different privileges and requirements pertain to each tear.  Find out more in the Student Organization Recognition Policy.

Meeting with SORB

Before your meeting with the SORB, all new student organizations must have an approved constitution uploaded to the Student Organization Database and a current compliance agreement form submitted to Student Engagement.  Organizations must also have 5 members: a President, Treasurer and Adviser, and meet with the Student Organizations Coordinator prior to being invited to attend a SORB meeting.

In your meeting, you will be asked to inform the committee about:

  • The mission of the organization

  • Idea and purpose behind the organization's creation

  • Anticipated activities and events of the organization

  • Affiliations, interests, collaborations, and funding

After the above points have been addressed, the committee will ask clarification questions and provide feedback. Following the meeting, the committee will deliberate and follow up with a final decision via email.

SORB Committee Members

The SORB consists of active student leaders from a wide variety of recognized student organizations in addition to staff from Student Engagement, The Office of Risk Management, Student Government, and Recreation Services. SORB meets bi-weekly and looks for students from a variety of backgrounds with current experience leading student organizations. If you are interested in becoming a part of the SORB, please fill out the application HERE for consideration.

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