For Student Organization Officers

Leading an RSO is a big responsibility. The resources below are to help you through the day-to-day tasks involved in leading your RSO. Whenever you need help, Student Life staff are always here to help you out. Feel free to drop us a line, or contact us at studentlife@kbcc.cuny.edu or Instagram: @kccstudentlife!

All of our most frequently-used RSO forms are now available online! Click here or go to Clubs & Organizations > RSO Forms to download them.

You can access the 2020-2021 Student Organization Manual at any time by clicking here!

Please note the following important events for Fall 2020:

Involvement Fair Week:
 Tuesday, September 29 – Thursday, October 1

All RSOs should plan to have 1-2 members present, or prepare a video or PowerPoint, to promote your organization at this semester's Involvement Fair. This is the perfect opportunity to recruit new members for your group, and to fill any remaining officer vacancies.

Nuts & Bolts Training Conference: Friday, October 16

All RSO officers are required to come to our Fall Virtual Nuts & Bolts to cover all the basics on how to effectively lead your RSO!

Student Organization Registration & New Student Organization Deadline: Friday, October 30

Check out the Student Organization Manual for detailed information about KCC RSO policies and procedures. Answers to our most frequent questions are available below:

Student organizations registering for the 2020-2021 academic year must submit an original  Registration form and  Revised Budget form. Students wanting to start a new student organization must submit a completed Petition to Form a New Student Organization for the Student Activities Committee to review.

Budget Training: Virtual Training must be completed by Friday, November 6

All Presidents and Treasurers must complete the virtual budget training by the KCC Association to access their account and receive vouchers. Access to virtual training will be provided in student organization emails.

How do we plan a virtual event?
Event planning starts at your meetings. Someone brings an idea and the group decides whether to move forward with it or not. If the group does want to move forward, then begin discussing WHEN and WHERE to host the event, WHO you want/expect to attend, WHAT the event will be, and WHY you're having the event. Once you've answered those questions, choose a virtual platform (Student Life can offer Zoom services for events), submit any Performance Agreement forms, and advertise your event on social media!

How do we reserve space?
At this time, all on campus programming has been suspended. All events must be virtual.

How do we order food?
Due to events being virtual, student organizations will not be reimbursed for food orders for events and meetings. Student organizations must meet online.

How do we order supplies/decorations/giveaways/etc.?
Complete purchasing procedures are covered with RSO presidents and treasurers during budget training. Remember that ordering directly through KCC is best, whenever possible. Reimbursements for expenses are limited to $100 for students, and we CANNOT reimburse for any purchases made online. Review your budget training information, and visit or email us with any questions.

Can we go on a trip?
Due travel restrictions because of COVID-19, students are not able to go on any trips until further notice.