Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

**Any questions regarding the affiliation process, please email**

Registration/Affiliation SAO

The 2023 ECC RSO affiliation process will officially begin on Tuesday August 1st and end on Tuesday October 31st. Here is the timeline of events for ECC affiliation:

  • Tuesday August 1st – ECC Affiliation Microsoft Form goes live
  • Monday September 25th – ECC Staff will start processing affiliation requests
  • Tuesday October 31st – End of ECC Affiliation Process

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. Re/Affiliate your RSO with the Student Activities Office (SAO) through Husky link. All ECC affiliated interested RSOs must be approved and affiliated with SAO prior to completing the ECC Affiliation process.
    • 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?”
    • If proceeding with affiliating your RSO click “Yes” then click the link to the “Kelly ECC Affiliation Interest Form
      Follow the steps to complete SAO’s affiliation process by visiting the following links:

  2. While in the process of being affiliated with SAO, RSOs may complete the ECC affiliation process at the same time. Please complete the ECC RSO Affiliation Interest form to get started. Your RSO will receive a confirmation email of your submission within 3-5 business days.
  3. Plan ahead! The Kelly ECC will be hosting in-person training & orientation for all interested newly and previously affiliated RSOs. Your RSO is required to have at least one person attend one of the training & orientation sessions available (we highly encourage more than one person from your RSO to attend to understand all the resources ECC has to offer for RSOs!):
    • Monday October 2nd – 4:00-5:00 PM in the ECC Theatre (across the street from ECC – red building, wooden door)
    • Monday October 9th – 4:00-5:00 PM in the ECC Theatre
    • Monday October 16th – 4:00-5:00 PM in the ECC Theatre
    • Monday October 23rd – 4:00-5:00 PM in the ECC Theatre
  4. Once completed the above steps, your RSO will receive a confirmation email from of your ECC RSO affiliation status

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.