CSI recognizes the importance of co-curricular education in the development of young adults and strives to provide a wide range of experiences and activities.
With over 500 registered student organizations at the University of Houston, there is a student organization for everyone.
The Center for Student Involvement is also committed to the success of all the registered student organizations. On this page, you will find plenty of resources to help your organization including information about registering your organization, policies and procedures, free resources, and much more!
Want to register an organization? It's easy!
To register an organization you need three ENROLLED students to serve as top officers, a faculty/staff advisor, a constitution & bylaws, and to complete the registration process.
Click your organization type below to learn more about the registration process for your organization!
Choose this option if you are registering a new organization.
Choose this option if you are registering an existing organization.
Choose this option if you are registering an organization that is recognized by the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Organization Registration Timeline
|April 15||Registration Opens!|
|Complete Registration By:|
|June 12||To be eligible to participate in Cougar Carnival.|
|August 25||To be eligible to participate in Cats Back.|
|September 30||To prevent your organization's account from being locked.|
|February 28||Registration Closes!|
All registered student organizations in good standing have the privilege of holding events on campus. Depending on the kind of event, you may need to complete Event Registration.
EVENT PLANNING FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS - FALL 2020
The Center for Student Involvement wants to help you and your student organization plan successful meetings and events this Fall by keeping you informed of UH’s current guidelines and safety measures. As we receive guidelines related to campus meetings and events, we will keep you updated.
The University of Houston is committed to ensuring the safety of all and has created guidelines and safety protocols which are listed on the UH COVID-19 Webpage. Face coverings must be worn by all students and employees while on campus. For more details on when and where masks are required, visit the UH Return to Campus – Face Coverings website.
- Stay home if you experience any signs of illness or feel sick.
- Take care to follow health and safety guidelines in your living spaces and during social interactions.
- Be sure to complete your symptom checker task every morning.
To further promote a safe environment on campus, all meetings and events during the Fall 2020 semester will have the following guidelines and restrictions:
- We encourage meetings and events to be held virtually, if possible.
- If an in-person meeting or event must take place, outdoor venues are encouraged.
- All meetings and events will be approved based on university guidance that is in place at the time the event form is submitted and is subject to change or be canceled at any time based upon changes in guidance.
- Indoor meetings and events will be limited to a pre-determined capacity of the room or meeting location.
- All in-person attendees will be required to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and personal hygiene.
- Face coverings are required.
- Registered Student Organizations will obtain event registration approval for qualifying events through the existing Get Involved event approval process.
- If groups are unable to find appropriate space, the meeting or event will need to be held in a virtual or hybrid environment.
- Contingency plans should be developed.
The Center for Student Involvement encourages all Registered Student Organizations to register their virtual meeting and events in Get Involved. This is in an effort to ensure UH students can discover meetings, events and activities that are open to them.
The Center for Student Involvement can help you set up:
- Virtual member and executive board meetings (can be managed via Microsoft Teams )
- Officer elections via Get Involved
- Events in a virtual environment
We are also available via online meetings or phone calls for support and assistance with your student organization.
As you consider hosting virtual meetings and events, please be sure to take the following steps:
- Place meeting and events in Get Involved for approval as you normally would do for on-campus events
- Under Event Details, when asked “Show To,” please select the most appropriate for your organization
- If this is a meeting or an event that is open UH students, then select “students and staff at University of Houston.”
- If this is a closed meeting or event that is only open to the organization, then select “organization members.”
- Public and Invited Users are other options you could choose if appropriate
- When selecting, “Who can attend this event,” mark the box that says “open to UH community” as many students are looking for ways to engage with other students during this time
- Add the virtual location (the Zoom link or other link) to this event – this is a new feature that Get Involved offers
We encourage you to continue to meet during your normal day/time for meetings by using an online video conferencing system such as Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams (AKA Teams) is a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and more. Students, faculty, and staff can create virtual meetings that can be joined by anyone in the world with a simple link.
- There is a screen-sharing feature that would allow a PowerPoint or documents to be displayed and discussed as well as a recording option if content would like to be recorded in advance and distributed to organization members.
- Teams may be helpful for: full organization meetings, executive board meetings, committee meetings, interviews, one on one conversations, and more.
Microsoft Teams Resources:
Your organization's Get Involved page has the capability to facilitate many things online that organizations may have initially scheduled for in-person meetings during the next few weeks into the remainder of the semester. The organization tools available for your organizations may be very helpful for this. Log on to the CSI On Demand page and get all the information on:
- Creating a Virtual Election
- Office Change Requests
- Event Registrations
- Get Involved Overview of all Features
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Organization Resources & Development
These workshops will provide foundational education for student organization leaders to effectively manage and lead their organizations.
A one-day comprehensive strength-based learning experience for student leaders of Registered Student Organizations.
Cougar Connection sessions will provide student leaders with opportunities to build lasting networks across the UH Community.
Resources to help your student organization set up organizational finances and locate funding resources.
Registered Student Organization Officer Change Request
In this handbook, you will find resources to help the organization or organizations, you lead.
All current primary advisors are added to a listserv for correspondence. To be added to the listserv, please email Ja’Nelle King.
Student organizations are required to maintain a mailbox at the University so that mail, important notices from the Center for Student Involvement, and information can be distributed to the student organizations easily. Student organizations have the option of choosing the location of their mailboxes.
Another privilege that student organizations can take advantage of is the opportunity to get an e-mail account through the University of Houston.
Held once a year in April, the Campus Leaders Ceremony is an opportunity for the Center for Student Involvement to recognize top student leaders, individuals, organizations, and programs. The Center for Student Involvement highly encourages individuals and organizations to submit nominations prior to the Reception so that our student leaders and top organizations can get recognized for their achievements.