Application Request for Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu

Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISO's) at the University of Hawai'-West O'ahu are independent and self-governed student organizations formed with common interests and activities. These organizations, varying from academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service groups, serve the campus and community by providing leadership development opportunities for students. In addition, RISOs foster community spirit, civic engagement and social and cultural interaction among all UHWO students, faculty and staff members.

Start your own RISO!

Any group of six (6) or more students currently enrolled at UHWO wishing to pursue a common educational, academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service interest may become a RISO by completing the registration application form and constitution and by-laws.

In addition, the following documents must be submitted via email to Coordinator for Student Leadership Development Programs, Rouel Velasco, rouel@hawaii.edu or dropped off at Student Affairs Front Desk at C-236 Campus Center 2nd floor.

*** Constitution and By-Laws (if there been ant changes in Constitution and/or By-Laws, please resubmit)
*** Updated Roster (names of organizational members who are currently UHWO students and UH emails)

Remember to click on "Send me a copy of my responses," for your records to be filed with your organization.

Once submitted documents and completed online application request form to become a registered independent student organization, your two organization's contact persons and advisor, as identified on the online application, must attend a RISO Orientation Briefing, by contacting Coordinator for Student Leadership Development Programs, Rouel Velasco, rouel@hawaii.edu to coordinate orientation session.

Name of Organization
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Purpose of Organization
Description of organization in 100 words or less
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Communication and Social Media
List website info, facebook, twitter, organizational email, instagram, and any other contact:
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Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 1st designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
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Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 2nd designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
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Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 3rd designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
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Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 4th designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
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Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 5th designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
Your answer
Six (6) Organizational Representatives - 6th designated member
Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) must have at least six members who are currently enrolled students. No more than 25% of the RISO’s membership may be non - students. Organizational Leaders must be currently enrolled students at UHWO. List the name, position, email address, phone number. Eg. John West, President, @hawaii.edu, 808-674-XXXX
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Faculty / Staff Advisor
Only currently employed university faculty or staff members can serve as advisors. List name, email, phone number. If you need assistance in finding an advisor, please contact Student Life Coordinator, Rouel Velasco, rouel@hawaii.edu, 689-2942.
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RISO's Main Contact Persons
Name two (2) members to serve as contact persons for your organization. The two (2) listed MUST be any of the six (6) designated organizational representatives listed above. By indicating the names of the main contact persons, they agree to the release of his/her name, UH email address, phone to persons seeking contact with your RISO. This includes authorizing the use of information to share with interested students on the RISO website or any other listing provided by the Offices for Student Life, Student Services, and Enrollment Management, and the public/general community. List two names out of the six organizational representatives.
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Agreement and Acknowledgement
Initial below if the registering organization agrees to follow all rules and regulations as stated in the Registered Independent Student Organizations Handbook and any other applicable University policies and procedures. I certify that this organiztion complies with federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination in University programs and activities, including but not limited to the following laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (race, color, national origin); Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age); Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (sex); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex, blindness, severely impaired vision); and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability); Americans with Disabilities Act.
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