Registered Student Organizations

As of November 1, 2019 primary advising, support, and oversight of the Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) transferred from the Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS).


The University recognizes that participation in student organizations constitutes an integral aspect of the living-learning environment. Student organization membership affords opportunities to develop skills in areas such as leadership, fiscal management, event planning, ethical decision-making, delegation, and team building. We expect that students will adhere to high standards of behavior in the execution of their organizational responsibilities.

The Policy on the Conduct and Discipline of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) establishes the standards and procedures for RSOs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It outlines a code of conduct for RSOs as well as procedures for reporting information for alleged violations by student organizations and for the imposition of disciplinary sanctions should a student organization be found responsible for the alleged actions.

The Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) is the principal body for implementing and revising this Policy. The CSO itself is an appointed body of students, faculty, and staff; a majority of the Committee is made up of students. Revisions to this Policy are made in consultation with the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCS), who oversees the process, and the Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI). Revisions are subject to approval by the Chancellor.

Student Organization Code of Conduct (Webpage)

Student Organization Code of Conduct (PDF)

Please use the form below to report an alleged violation of the Policy on Registered Student Organizations.

Committee on Student Organizations Incident Reporting Form

Please use the form below to report any form of hazing.

Report Hazing

Questions can be emailed to: or