Student Group Handbook

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) is honored to provide KU students the opportunity to build community, gain leadership and interpersonal skills, and contribute to the campus community (and beyond) by registering student organizations.
Student Organizations are an integral part of the university experience. Each year student organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of causes; compete on a national and international level; provide community service and sponsor programs locally and nationally; and provide a niche for students to grow physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, and academically. Research has found that students who are involved on campus are more academically successful, have higher satisfaction with their college experience, and have higher graduation rates. It is our goal to provide those same experiences for each student here at KU.

This Resource Guide has been developed in order introduce you to the rights and responsibilities of being a student organization at the University Kansas, as well as to guide you through the process of student organization registration. Along the way we hope to answer many of your questions regarding being a registered student organization at KU. While the Resource Guide is designed to be a summary of points of interest; it is not a comprehensive listing of all rules, regulations, and information that pertain to student organizations. The rights and responsibilities outlined in this Resource Guide are intended to clarify the University's relationship to registered student organizations, and to serve as a guiding document for each student organization to achieve success.

More resources and detailed information are available at the SILC website at: and we encourage you to review that site on a regular basis. Please review all the materials in this manual and pass the information along to the members of your organization. If at any point you have questions, please feel free to contact SILC at 785-864-4861 or stop by our office located on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union.  For a copy of the Student Group Handbook, you can visit Rock Chalk Central at, click on "Campus Links," or by clicking here.

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