Committee on Student Organizations

The Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) is the principal body for implementing and revising this Policy. The CSO itself is an appointed body of students, faculty, and staff; a majority of the Committee is made up of students. Revisions to this Policy are made in consultation with the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCS), who oversees the process, and the Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI). Revisions are subject to approval by the Chancellor.

As of November 1, 2019 primary advising, support, and oversight of the Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) transferred from the Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS).


The current UW-Madison Registered Student Organization Code of Conduct, including CSO procedures, can be found here: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-2002. Additionally, a summary of the changes that took effect with updates to this policy beginning January 1, 2022 can be viewed here: Executive Summary-Updated RSO Code of Conduct.


For further information about CSO, how to become part of the CSO, or general questions related to the CSO, please contact the CSO Chair (cso@studentlife.wisc.edu).