RSO Management

Phase-1 In-Person Events

Event protocol overview:

  • These recommendations will be in place for the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester. Recommendations will be reassessed as university announcements are made about status changes related to COVID-19
  • No event shall exceed 25 people indoors or outside.
  • We highly recommend and encourage student meetings, events, and activities to occur in a virtual space if possible. However, Phase I of in-person allows for small group interactions.
  • All in-person meetings, events, or activities must have a safety plan and all events must be approved by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement on TigerZone. Events should be registered on TigerZone two weeks prior to the event.
  • RSOs hosting an in-person event must designate a member of the RSO to be an Event Monitor. The role of the Event Monitor is to ensure that event attendees are wearing mask and adhering to social distancing expectations. 
  • The RSO advisor of the sponsoring group must be present at any in-person event to assist student organizers.
  • Food and catering guidelines will be under the direction of Chartwells. No buffet lines should be used, and all food should be prepacked with bottles and/or cans for beverage consumption. 
  • No outside guest/visitors will be allowed at student events, activities, and meeting except speakers, facilitators, or panel members.
  • Student travel is currently prohibited. We will manage student travel on a case by case basis for student organization that are affiliated with a national organization that has a requirement to attend a conference or convention to maintain active status

Full Event Protocol for Phase 1 Student Events > 

Register Your Organization 

Can't find an organization that fits you?

You can 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: There are two registration periods per academic year. For fall semester registration will open July 1 and will close the second Friday of the fall semester. For the spring semester registration will open the first day of the spring semester and close the third Friday of the spring semester.

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 "@memphis.edu")

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.)

NOTE:  There are two registration periods per academic year. For fall semester registration will open July 1 and will close the second Friday of the fall semester. For the spring semester registration will open the first day of the spring semester and close the third Friday of the spring semester. 

  •  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 studentinvolvement@memphis.edu or call (901) 678.8679.

Share your Organization 

The Student Involvement Fair will take place Monday, August 24, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on the UC Alumni Mall Lawn. In order to participate your organization must be (re)registered for the 2020-2021 school year before August 20, 2020. More information on how to sign up for the Involvement Fair will be communicated via UofM e-mail from TigerZone.

Join in January will take place Wednesday January 27, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on TigerZone. In order to participate your organization must be (re)registered for the 2020-2021 school year before January 15, 2021. More information on how to sign up for Join in January will be communicated via UofM e-mail from TigerZone.

Support Your Organization 

 Interactive Training Manual


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: 

  • Log onto Tiger Zone using your UID and Password.
  • From there you will click on your organization
  • Once on your organization page click on the right side of your click "Manage Organization."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.