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.

NEW 2020-2021 Student Organization Handbook

The Handbook serves as a one-stop resource for policies/guidelines/procedures for registered student organizations.  Please note, any updates that will be made to the Handbook due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be released as separate Addendums to this document. All officers are expected to know and follow the guidelines in this handbook.

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


In collaboration with Student Government Board, University Marketing & Communications, and  University Counsel, the SORC is releasing logo guidelines for all registered student organizations at  Pitt.  You can find them by clicking here.

Please remember that you should always use a licensed vendor when purchasing items that include any trademarks of the University.  Licensed vendors work closely with University Licensing to make  sure that everything they produce is in compliance with our policies.  Student organizations will  have until September 30, 2021 to come into compliance with the student organization  logo guidelines.


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

Fall 2020 Upcoming Important Dates

September 11th – Re-registration for ALL student organizations ends*
September 30th – Deadline for Presidents & Business Managers to complete required trainings.
September 30th – Deadline for Naming Exemption applications.
October 1-15 — New Organization Registration Opens

 *New student organizations who registered during the 2019-2020 academic year do not need to re-register at this time.

Fall 2020 Hours

The SORC staff continues to work both remotely and on campus.  Access to the office in the William Pitt Union will be available by appointment only for transactions/services that cannot occur virtually.

WPU Office Hours
Mondays:  All staff working remotely and available via phone or email
Tuesdays & Thursdays:  9 am – 5 pm by appointment only.  Schedule an appointment.
Wednesdays & Fridays:  9 am – 4:30 pm by appointment only.  Schedule an appointment.

Call Us
Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays:  9 am – 5 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays:  10 am – 7 pm

For questions about student organizations at Pitt, please contact us at 412-624-7115 or