Tier System Overview

Acknowledging the variety of purposes, and the different levels of risks and financial responsibilities that student organizations may possess, the Office of Student Activities developed a three-tier categorization system to facilitate the development of specific training to support the needs of registered student organizations.

Tier I Organizations

Tier I organizations are groups of students with a common interest, which wish to meet regularly, and affiliate as an organization. Tier I organizations do not host events on campus and are typically low-risk organizations. 

Tier I Registration Requirements:

  • Registration Documentation:

    • Current Tier I Registration & Officer Information submitted through UConntact
  • Membership Minimums:

    • Four (4) full-time Stamford campus students minimum membership on UConntact
    • 51% of the total membership of the RSO must be Stamford Campus students
    • Unless otherwise noted, membership must be open to any full-time Stamford student
  • Required Tier Officers:

    • President
    • Vice President

*note: President and Treasurer may not be the same student in a given RSO*

 

Training:

  • Officers must attend the General Student Organization Training workshop offered by the Office of Student Activities.

The organization must uphold its responsibilities as outlined in this document as well as other applicable University policies, including but not limited to the Student Code

For information on attending a student organization training, please visit the Office of Student Activities website or email the Student Activities Coordinator.

NOTE: Most Tier I and Tier II organizations at the University of Connecticut are fully independent entities that receive advising support and access to certain University facilities and services in exchange for meeting certain “registration” requirements. The University of Connecticut assumes no responsibility for the activities of these organizations or their members. However, as part of our general advising and support, students are encouraged to meet with Office of Student Activities staff for advice and suggestions on addressing student organizational issues.

Tier II Organizations

Tier II organizations are groups of students with a common interest, which wish to meet regularly, and affiliate as an organization. Tier II organizations may host events on campus and request SGA supportive funding. The majority of organizations at the University of Connecticut are Tier II.

Tier II Registration Requirements:

  • Registration Documentation:

    • Current Tier II Registration & Officer Information submitted through UConntact
    • A current organization constitution (not more than 2 years old) must be on file in the Office of Student Activities.
  • Membership Minimums:

    • Four (4) full-time Stamford campus students minimum membership on UConntact
    • 51% of the total membership of the RSO must be Stamford Campus students
    • Unless otherwise noted, membership must be open to any full-time Stamford student
  • Required Tier Officers:

    • President
    • Treasurer

*note: President and Treasurer may not be the same student in a given RSO*

**please note that beginning in Fall 2018 Tier II groups will be required to have all 4 officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer**

  • RSO Advisors:

    • Tier II RSOs must appoint/elect a confirmed Stamford Campus Faculty/Staff Advisor, listed on UConntact

Training:

Officers must attend the following three workshops offered by the Office of Student Activities:

  • General Student Organization Training,
  • Event Planners Training, and
  • Funding procedures Overview

The organization must uphold its responsibilities as outlined in this document as well as other applicable University policies, including but not limited to the Student Code

For information on attending a student organization training, please visit the Office of Student Activities website or email the Student Activities Coordinator.

NOTE: Most Tier I and Tier II organizations at the University of Connecticut are fully independent entities that receive advising support and access to certain University facilities and services in exchange for meeting certain “registration” requirements. The University of Connecticut assumes no responsibility for the activities of these organizations or their members. However, as part of our general advising and support, students are encouraged to meet with Office of Student Activities staff for advice and suggestions on addressing student organizational issues.

Tier III Organizations (Student Fee-Funded Organizations)

 

Tier III Organizations are the most visible, complex and active student organizations on campus. Student fees are a primary source for the funding of these organizations. Tier III Student Organizations represent major constituencies of the student body. The student leaders have significant responsibility for the management of their groups, the students they represent, and effective stewardship of the funds that come from their constituencies.

The only Tier III Organization at the Stamford Campus is the Student Government Association. They will follow the procedures to maintain their recognition through the Office of Student Activities Office in Stamford, and the Department of Student Activities in Storrs.