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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com to coordinate orientation session.