Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Registration/Affiliation SAO

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 use of the Leadership Lab which includes: a number of resources accessible to your organization
  • Free weekly meeting space for your RSO
  • Free use of newly renovated space, Leadership Conference room
  • 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):

  1. Register your Registered Student Organization (RSO). For additional information on the registration process please visit the SAO website.
  2. While completing the registration application process you will see an opt in question “Is your RSO interested in re-affiliating, or newly affiliating, with the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center?” 
  3. If proceeding with affiliating your RSO click “Yes” then click the link to the “Kelly ECC Affiliation Interest Form”  
  4. Complete the “Kelly ECC Affiliation Interest Form”
  5. Submit the “Kelly ECC Affiliation Interest Form” return to your RSO Registration request form. 
  6. Finish the last steps of the RSO Registration form and submit. 

Once you have completed registration and the affiliation form you will receive a follow up email from We will give you a status update once you are approved for registration with SAO.


  • Where do I start?
    • Visit the SAO website and sign up for a RSO registration session. 
  • Does registration count as affiliation? 
    • No, registration is the required process for being recognized as a Registered Student Organization on campus. Affiliation is a separate form included in SAO registration process as an opt in. 
  • When does affiliation close? 
    • Affiliation closes on October 31st 
  • When will I hear back about my RSO’s affiliation status? 
    • Approvals are sent within 2 weeks of form submission. 
  • Can I affiliate winter quarter or spring quarter? 
    • No, we only accept affiliation requests during autumn registration season. 
  • When does my Kelly ECC Affiliation end or expire? 
    • At the end of the following years fall registration/affiliation. If we have not received your affiliation form and approved RSO registration from SAO we unfortunately remove affiliation benefits. 

Get to know the Kelly ECC – Advising Team

Advisor for Student Leadership – Reesha Faison 

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Hello everyone! My name is Reesha Faison, I am a UW alumna and a proud first gen student and now first gen professional. I am passionate about work around belonging, equity and accessibility. In my free time I love spending time with my husband travelling, cooking and trying new things.

I am here to support all things RSO from Leadership development opportunities, advising, programs that support RSO leaders and many more. If you have any questions please feel free to reach me at for more 1:1 related questions email me at

Office hours for Fall Quarter: 
Monday/Wednesday – (morning virtual drop in) – 10 AM – 12 PM 
Tuesday/Thursday – (afternoon virtual drop in) – 3 PM – 6 PM

Leadership Program Student Assistant – Maria Euraque 

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Euraque, I am a fourth year student here at the UW majoring in Education, Communities, and Organizations (ECO). This is my first year working at the ECC and I am super excited to be joining the team. A little bit about myself is I enjoy being outside on sunny days, as I feel I thrive in the sun. Also, my dog Chiquies is my best friend. I love all living things, especially animals!!

Maria, will be supporting all things RSO engagement and programs. If you have any questions for Maria or would like to collaborate with the ECC for RSO Tuesday posts please reach out to