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Define RSO

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What is an RSO?

RSOs are Registered Student Organizations. RSO’s at EKU include a group of 6 or more current EKU students who have formulated an organization for a common purpose. EKU is home to over 270 RSOs! We are confident that all students will find a group perfect for them, but in the case that they don’t, EKU students have the option to find 5 friends and create their own group.

So, how do you create an RSO? How did you find RSO’s to join?


If you are creating your own RSO, you must ensure that you have 6 members who are current EKU students and that you have a constitution that outlines the organization’s bylaws. Once you have these two things completed, click here to complete the New Registered Student Organization form. You can also click here to find and join an RSO! What you are interested in may already be created!

What is Greek Life?

In addition to RSOs, EKU is home to Fraternity and Sorority Life. Are you interested in learning more about Fraternities and Sororities? Well, here are some facts:

  • EKU students who choose to join a fraternity or sorority perform well academically. Click here to view previous grade reports!
  • Scholarship: Greek life strives to create opportunities and an environment for growth and achievement.
  • Service: Greek Life encourages servant leadership by serving the community of Richmond, the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, and the philanthropies that have been dictated by chapters and national organizations.
  • Leadership: Greek Life demonstrates the characteristics of being dependable, motivated, honest, and committed by creating an environment that develops, inspires, and molds students of today into leaders of tomorrow.
  • Life: In Greek Life, you will develop lasting internal and external relationships within the organization and with alumni, the community, and the University.

Click here to register for Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternity Recruitment. Click here to register for Panhellenic Council (PHC) Sorority Recruitment.

So, there you have it! Eastern Kentucky University offers plenty of opportunity to get involved. We hope that all of our students will find a club and/or organization that is perfect for them.

Go Colonels!

Published on November 26, 2018