Choose a step above to learn more.

STEP 1: Orientation

Organization Orientation is required for all existing and new organizations. We will discuss organization requirements, important policies and new initiatives.

Organization Orientation Dates

Tue 09/12/17 2:00pm Heights Room
Tue 09/19/17 1:00pm Space City Room
Wed 09/27/17 5:00pm Space City Room
Wed 10/18/17 3:00pm Skyline Room
Thu 11/09/17 2:00pm Downtown Room

All rooms are in the Student Center South

STEP 2: Get Involved

This step includes updates to the officer and organization profiles, constitution and bylaws, and advisor acknowledgement form.

*Constitution/Bylaws must include non-discrimination and anti-hazing clauses.

*Students must login to Get Involved to access the RSO application

STEP 3: Online Risk Management Education

Online Risk Management Education includes information about the required risk management education topics such as food safety, alcohol and drug prevention and awareness, and hazing prevention.

You must complete Step 2 to proceed to this step. When completing your Get Involved application you will indicate which of your officers should be enrolled in the Online Risk Management Blackboard Class.

STEP 4: Risk Management Training

Risk Management Training is a required session. This is a continuation of the Online Risk Management Education. Student Leaders will learn to construct Risk Management Plans.

Risk Management Education Dates

Tue 09/12/17 3:30pm Heights Room
Tue 09/19/17 2:30pm Space City Room
Wed 09/27/17 6:30pm Space City Room
Wed 10/18/17 4:30pm Skyline Room
Thu 11/09/17 3:30pm Downtown Room

All rooms are in the Student Center South

STEP 5: Exploring Diversity for Student Leaders

By attending Exploring Diversity for Student Leaders:

  • Students will be able to articulate a clear understanding of diversity, inclusion, and culture
  • Students will be able to identify and discuss three personal cultural identities
  • Students will be able to explain two positive and challenging attributes associated with their peers cultural identities
  • Students will be able to list tools that help create a more inclusive campus environment

Registration is REQUIRED- Walk-Ins will not be admitted.
Each Exploring Diversity Session is 90 minutes.
Maximum of 50 people per session.

Wed 9/06/17 4:00pm - 5:30pm Downtown Room
Thu 9/14/17 5:00pm - 6:30pm Bayou City Room
Mon 10/16/17 4:00pm - 5:30pm Downtown Room
Wed 11/08/17 11:30am - 1:0pm Downtown Room

Students wishing to create a NEW organization must first contact the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors to arrange a new organization consultation. This is in addition to completing the five step organization registration process.

Please note that TWO of the TOP THREE officers from your organization should complete these trainings.

Students are required to PRE-REGISTER to attend either of these trainings (click the step you wish to complete and pre-register via the link).

Questions & Answers

Have questions about the process? Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, you can email us at

Required Clauses
these statements must be in your constitution

Anti-Hazing Clause
This organization will not initiate, participate in, or be witness to any act that inflicts or intends to inflict physical or mental harm or discomfort or which may demean, disgrace, or degrade any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participant(s).

Non-Discrimination Clause
As a Registered Student Organization at the University of Houston we adhere to the University of Houston’s Non-Discrimination Policy. The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. The university provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. Additionally, the System prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.