Types of Student Organizations
In order to be listed with the university as an active student organization, a student group must submit the proper documents to the Student Activities Office each fall in accordance with established procedures. Officially listed student organizations will be classified in the following manner:
- Extended Campus Student Organization (ECSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students at an extended campus location that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents with its extended campus center and receipt of those documents by the Student Activities Office is entitled, pursuant to policies established at its extended campus center, to certain privileges which may include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on its Virginia Tech extended campus.
- Registered Student Organization (RSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents is entitled to certain privileges to include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on the Virginia Tech campus.
- University Chartered Student Organization (UCSO): an organization comprised primarily of students but which, by constitutional design, has a specifically established direct relationship to the university. This relationship includes, but is not limited to, policy review, special programs, governance, and paid faculty/staff advisers/coaches.
- University Student Life Program (USLP): an organization comprised primarily or exclusively of students whose activities, operations, and decision making processes are directly governed by academic or administrative departments and for which the university is ultimately responsible.
Officially listed organizations shall have the privilege to conduct activities on the campus of Virginia Tech in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Procedures for the establishment and maintenance of each classification of student organizations are recommended by the Commission on Student Affairs, approved by University Council, and administered by the Student Activities Office.