- Manage Club
- Department Resources
- Beaver Community Fair
A Department Student Organization is not a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
A Department Student Organization (DSO) is considered a program of a Department, and operates under the Department’s supervision, discretion, direction and control. DSOs are governed by and responsible for following all university standards, policies and processes, including financial and administrative responsibilities, in the DSO’s activities. DSOs provide Students positional roles of leadership and should be comprised primarily of OSU students as determined by the Department. Departments fully support the success of the Student Organization through supervision of the DSO’s members, providing opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and advising.
Although DSOs are not Recognized Student Organizations, DSOs can register with the Student Organizations and Activities Office (SOA) to support visibility of and access to these organizations to OSU students.
The following are key indicators that a Student Organization is likely to be classified as a DSO:
Student Organizations that are competitive sports and supported, funded, and advised by the Department of Recreational Sports are classified as DSOs.
DSOs do not have an “advisor” but must function under the supervision of an OSU faculty/staff member. Role of the supervisor is defined and outlined by the supervising department.