RSO Management

Starting a New RSO

Can't find an organization that fits you?

You could register your own student organization. In order to register as a student organization you will need: 

  • 10 current student members
  • Lambuth Campus organizations need 6 members
  • A Constitution and/or Bylaws for your organization/chapter (review the Registration Checklist & Model Constitution for requirements)
  • Faculty/staff advisor - must be a fulltime faculty or staff member

After that, you will need to Register in Tiger Zone.  Tiger Zone is your one-stop shop for involvement at the UofM! To register your organization, follow the instructions below. 

NOTE: RSO Registration is currently closed and will re-open for Spring 2018 on December 5

Before you start registration

Be sure to have the following:

  • A digital version of your constitution/bylaws available
  • The UofM email addresses of your officers, advisor and members (must be "")
  • A signed digital copy of the Advisor Acknowledgement Form (follow link). You will need to be able to upload it to the system.

How to register

  • Go to the Tiger Zone site at Tiger Zone
  • "Sign In" using your UofM username and password (same as university email)
  • Click the "Organizations" tab in the top right corner of the screen
  • Click "Register a New Organization" on the bottom left
  • Fill out as directed
  • On "Roster" Page (page 5), you will need to click the "Add Member List" tab and add at least 10 student members (6 for Lambuth and 3 for Provisional Status.)

Registration Pointers

  • Fields without asterisks are not required. You can go back later and complete those fields.
  • Your "Organization Description" will be where the system pulls keywords for searches. The more descriptive you are, the easier it will be for students to find your organization
  • When it asks for "Organization Website url", it is asking for what you want to show after the slash "/" in your Tiger Zone url. (example "sac"; the url will be provided, but the "/sac" will be added to the end like so: Student Activities Council)
  • When entering your Officers, they will show up twice, once as an Officer and once as a Member. That is ok, but please make sure you are not counting the person twice toward your 10 members.
  • The Advisor will also show up as a Member, but should not count toward the 10 members.
  • If you have questions or problems, please email or call (901) 678.8679.

2018-2019 RSO Mandatory Trainings

In order to increase the continuing education of our RSO Officers and Members the Mandatory Trainings for all RSO's have been re-structured. There will be 4 Mandatory Trainings each semester and each RSO must attend at least 3 of the training sessions to remain in good standing with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. These trainings will cover a wide variety of topics that will be officer position specific. As a note, these trainings are not limited to just officers and any member of a Registered Student Organization can attend and participate in topic they find interest. The schedule for these trainings are below.



RSO Training – Basic Overview**
12:00PM – 1:00PM | UC Theatre
January 23, 2019
January 24, 2019
January 30, 2019
January 31, 2019

RSO Training – Topic 4: Mindfulness & Stress Relief
12:00PM – 1:00PM | River Room
February 13, 2019
February 14, 2019

RSO Training – Topic 5: Service & Volunteerism
12:00PM – 1:00PM | River Room
March 13, 2019
March 14, 2019

RSO Training – Topic 6: Teamwork & Transitions
12:00PM – 1:00PM | River Room
April 3, 2019
April 4, 2019

** Denotes that a member from your organization MUST attend this training.

2019 Join in January

This year's Join in January is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd! Information regarding registration will become available in November 2018. All organizations must first be registered through Tiger Zone before signing up for the 2019 Join in January. 

Event Registration Policy 

Every event that is not a "general meeting" must be registered in Tiger Zone at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Your event will not be approved by Student Leadership & Involvement or Conference and Event Services until you register your event and your advisor approves the event. To register an event follow the steps below: 

  1. Log onto Tiger Zone using your UID and Password.
  2. From there you will click on your organization
  3. Once on your organization page click on the right side of your click "Manage Organization."
  4. Once you are to the Manage Organization Page open the menu on the left hand side by clicking the three horizontal lines on the top of the page, a side bar will appear, Click "Events." This will take you to a "Manage Events" page.
  5. Once on the Manage Events page you will be able to see all events that you have registered and create new events. To create a new event click the blue "+ Create Event" box on the right hand side of the page.
  6. Follow the prompts throughout the Event Registration page. Your event will not be registered until you push the "Submit" Button on the last page. Failure to click this button will result in your event not being registered.

Managing Your RSO

Student Leadership & Involvement provides several resources for effectively managing your RSO.  These range from funding resources, workshops, and organizational support.  For additional information on RSO resources please contact, call us at 901.678.8679, or visit us at 211 University Center.

Forms and Resources

 Training Resources