ANNOUNCEMENT:  Given the local, state, and federal guidelines regarding community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) will operate virtually. Staff members are working remotely and ready to assist you. Please call our staff at 412-624-7115 or email for questions regarding student organizations at Pitt. Please also continue to practice social distancing and take care of your health and wellbeing.

Student organizations play a major role in our active and vibrant campus community. Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.

2019-2020 Student Organization Handbook

The Handbook serves as a one-stop resource for policies/guidelines/procedures for registered student organizations. Please be patient with us while we update the rest of the website for consistence with the Handbook. The Handbook information is the most current information for student organization. All officers are expected to know and follow the guidelines in this handbook.

To access the Handbook, click on the following hyperlink: Student Organization Handbook


The Independent Student Organization Naming Guidelines were updated in February 2020.  The updated Guidelines will appear in the 2020-21 Handbook.

Spring 2020 – Fall 2020 Upcoming Important Dates

May 1st – Re-registration opens for ALL student organizations*

May 1st – Registration for the Fall Required Trainings opens**

June 5th – All financial requests for payments must be submitted to the SORC***

June 15th – All undergraduate student organizations wishing to participate in the Student Activities Fair must have submitted their re-registration materials

June 22nd—Registration opens for the undergraduate Fall Student Activities Fair (date tentative)

August 23rd – Fall Activities Fair for undergraduate student organizations

September 11th – Re-registration for ALL student organizations ends

 *New student organizations who registered during the 2019-2020 academic year do not need to re-register at this time.
**ALL student organizations must send their President and Business Manager to one of these trainings.  More information forthcoming.
***More information will be sent to Business Managers regarding this deadline.

Spring 2020 Hours


The SORC is currently operating virtually.  All staff members are available via email and phone during regular business hours.  For questions about student organizations at Pitt, please contact us at 412-624-7115 or


Congratulations to our February Student Organization of the Month—Unmuted!  A relatively new organization, Unmuted works to provide students with opportunities to discuss current events and share information about resources available to sexual assault survivors.  The organization seeks to create awareness about sexual assault prevalence in relation intersectionality, and the resources offered to those in need.  In particular, Unmuted has built an extensive network of collaborations with groups including Planned Parenthood, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, FORGE, Asian Student Alliance, and South Asian Student Association.  Each semester this group holds an event called Survivor Stories, where survivors of assault/abuse share their personal stories in a closed space.  Unmuted looks forward to partnering with more student organizations in the future—and we look forward to all the great things to come from these collaborations.

Want to learn more about Unmuted?  Be on the look out on the digital signs, listen to WPTS-FM or visit their Engage page.