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Student Organizations

Student organizations play a vital role in campus life at the University of West Florida, engaging thousands of students in a variety of valuable experiences and relationships. This site provides resources for all organizations and students.


About Student Organizations at UWF

The Student Organization Council and the Office of Student Engagement promote student involvement and support student leaders in achieving organizational and personal goals. For more information, visit Argo Pulse, our online involvement portal. 


Important Dates for the 2024-25 Academic year

Event Event Details
New Student Organization Registration and RSO Re-Registration Open enrollment throughout the academic year

RSO Advisor Training: In person training for all RSO Advisors

July 31, 9-11 a.m. in the Commons Conference Center, Building 22
ArgoPalooza RSO Registration Register via Argo Pulse, now through August 9, 5 p.m.

SOC Ambassador Applications 

Applications for the new SOC Ambassador program open on September 30, 8 a.m. via Argo Pulse

SOC Ambassador Interviews

Held on a rolling basis. Communication will be conducted via email

Registration and Renewal Procedures

New Organization

If an organization is new and has not existed on campus in the past, the students involved with the organization will need to register the organization. If you are not sure if the organization you want to start has been on campus in the past, email socpresident@uwf.edu  and they can assist.

If you are registering a new organization, or if you are a returning organization that missed the deadline to have their organization automatically added to the new Argo Pulse system, please read and follow the Registering a New Organization section below.

Registration is open all year long. Before your organization can proceed with registration on Argo Pulse, you must present your proposal to the Student Organization Council (SOC). SOC will schedule a proposal date for you and any other participating students to present to SOC, along with your proposed sub-council ambassador(s). After the proposal presentation, SOC and the ambassador(s) will determine whether your organization is approved for registration. They will communicate the status to you via email.

    • If your registration proposal is not approved, you will receive feedback on the reasons for denial. You can then make necessary changes to your proposal or follow any advice given by SOC.
    • If your registration proposal is approved, you will complete the registration process via ArgoPulse. 

The following requirements are necessary to successfully register your RSO

      • At least five students are willing to participate as members and officers of the organization. Note that students must meet the student leader eligibility criteria to serve as an officer.
      • A full-time UWF faculty or professional staff member who has agreed to serve as the Faculty/Staff Advisor.
      • Organization policies, processes, and bylaws, including membership requirements, officer positions, and selection, standing committees, etc.
      • An updated constitution. University regulations require student groups to include specific hazing prevention language and other terms and warranties in their constitution. To help in this process we have created a Sample Student Organization Constitution that provides the required language.

Steps to Register an Organization

  1. Log into Argo Pulse
  2. Select the "Group Tab" at the top of the page and select the “All Groups” button
  3. On this page, you will see a blue “Register new Student Organization” button
  4. Once you submit the form with all of the necessary information, the SOC President will revise it and either approve it or contact the student for them to make any necessary changes.

Please note, the approval process may take up to 7 business days. 

Organizational Renewal

All current and former Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) will re-register their organization each academic year to receive the benefits that come along with being registered.

Any organization that fails to reregister by the end of the Registration/Re-registration Period will lose its registered status until it renews during the next Registration/Renewal period.

On April 1st, all organizations in Argo Pulse will go into Transition. This is done annually and allows organizations a chance to learn about new policies and procedures and make sure all the information in Argo Pulse is accurate.

Argo Pulse Renewal

  1. A current officer with Admin access will go into their organization's portal and click the pencil in the top right corner to update the organization’s information. The roster of officers and members, faculty/staff advisor, and continued agreement to follow relevant University policies will need to be updated and completed. Keep in mind that your portal should be as up-to-date and detailed as possible. This process also determines which students will have access to the EMS Reservations system and other relevant processes.
  2. Once the information has been updated and submitted, the form will be sent to the organization advisor listed on the form. The advisor will review the information that has been provided by the officer. Once the advisor has reviewed the information, they will either
    • Deny the request and let the member know of the updates needed to be made before they approve the request.
    • Approve the request.
  3. Once the advisor has approved the registration request, the information will be sent to the Student Organizations Team for review. If the submitted constitution does not adhere to the standards or if other required steps are not properly completed, the Student Organizations Team may deny the organization’s request. The organization may resubmit the form, and the advisor will have to review and approve the request again.
  4. If all the information in the form looks appropriate, the form will be approved and your organization will have met the 1st renewal requirement.

SOLD Workshop

The second requirement to be registered on campus is to have two officers complete the SOLD workshop.

In-person and online SOLD workshops will be available during the first week of the semester.

Once both officers have completed the SOLD workshop and the Argo Pulse renewal is fully approved, the Student Organization will be fully registered for the academic year.


Benefits of Registration

University of West Florida students have the right to free association, to form and join groups/organizations to pursue a variety of purposes with or without recognition by the University. However, you must have registered status in order to receive those benefits, such as the use of an Argo Pulse Portal, access to EMS, and more listed below.

  • Ability to reserve University facilities, including building rooms and grounds, at no cost or significantly reduced costs.
  • Eligibility to request Activity and Service Fee funds through the Student Government Association on an annual basis.
  • Support and guidance through the professionals in Student Engagement and the student leaders in SOC.
  • Eligibility to participate in University or departmental sponsored student organization fairs and other promotional events.
  • Use of Argo Pulse for internal and external organization management, communication, and promotion.
  • One Argonet account specific to your organization (provides an @uwf.edu email address).
  • Eligibility to participate in a variety of programming offered through Student Engagement and SOC. 

All organizations must abide by all policies, procedures, terms, and conditions set forth by Student Engagement. The organization must also abide by the Student Code of Conduct. For any questions or concerns, please contact studentorgs@uwf.edu.