A Non-Affiliated Student Organization (NSO) is an organization that is not affiliated with the University in a formal way and has no formal benefit with the exception of a listing on the annual organization list. NSOs are classified as any non-OSU organization or person(s) who seek to access University-controlled benefits and resources.
In order to be identified as a NSO, organizations must meet the University’s standard of care for all activities and events held on the Oregon State University Campus and:
As a member of any student organization at the University, you are expected to maintain alignment with the University mission and exemplify the principles of honesty and integrity, and respect of diversity. As a member of the OSU community, you are expected to uphold University policies, procedures and guidelines, always acting in good faith when conducting your organizational business. Further, you are expected not to misrepresent the mission, purpose or goals of your organization nor the influence (direction and control) by non-members on your organization or its activities and events. By upholding the OSU Student Conduct Regulations (OAR Chapter 576, Division 15 - http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_500/oar_576/576_015.html), adhering to OSU policies, and - where applicable - upholding all Sponsorship Agreements, you will further a positive reputation for your student organization and student organizations in general, and continue to be a student organization in good standing and of great value to Oregon State University.
The full Student Organization Policy & Procedure Manual (SOR) may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/manuals/sor/001