Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Affiliating your RSO

Eligibility to Affiliate

To affiliate your RSO with the ECC, just make sure that it aligns with our mission statement, which can be found here: ECC Mission Statement.

This encompasses most cultural, social justice, and activism-related RSOs.


Benefits RSOs Receive for Affiliating with the Kelly ECC: 

  • Leadership development and training programs to enhance the skills of your officers and members
  • Advising from the ECC Staff on program and event planning, facilitation, budgeting, and risk management
  • Priority use of ECC facility for meeting and programming space, including access to kitchens, the backyard, and the BBQ pit area
  • Free weekly meeting space for your RSO
  • Opportunity to request office space in the ECC
  • Free advertisement/exposure through the ECC website and email listserv
  • Eligibility to request funding (up to $1,000) for cultural or educational programs/events that enrich the experience of students on campus
  • Mailing list access for recruitment and advertising purposes

Steps to Get Your RSO Affiliated (or Re-Affiliated): 

RSO affiliation for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for more updates on getting affiliated in the 2019-2020 school year. 

  1. Make sure that you are the primary contact for your RSO, or that you have the updated and correct contact information for that person. Make sure that you also have the names and emails of any other officers, leaders, or points of contact for your RSO.
  2. Go to
  3. Log in using your UW NetID.
  4. Click the “Organizations” tab.
  5. Click the “Register an organization” button.
  6. If your RSO has been registered in the past, search for your RSO name and click “Re-register.” If your RSO has not been registered before, click “Register a new organization.”
  7. Enter your RSOs information into the fields provided and submit the form.
  8. Once submitted, make sure you attend an ECC Student Organization Affiliation session. There are 5 affiliation sessions for Autumn 2018, each @ 4PM in the Kelly ECC Theatre:
    • October 1st
    • October 8th
    • October 15th
    • October 22nd
    • October 29th

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact Toka Valu, Manager for Leadership Programs, at