MSU Denver

What is Registration and How Does It Work?

Why Organizations Should Register

Registered student organizations can access a wide range of benefits and resources on campus from CMEI. These resources include: 

  • Room reservation on campus at a 95%-100% discount 
  • Free paper printing 
  • Free buttons 
  • Free T-shirt Printing 
  • Free office supplies 
  • Free helium tank and snow cone machine
  • Access to large banner printing 
  • Funding assistance 
  • Personalized Assistance with the Student Orgs Team 
  • Incentive Programs to get more free stuff for the things you already do
  • So much more! 

Check out the Officer Handbook for details on how to access these resources and more.

Organization Categories

There are three types of student orgs at MSU Denver: Recognized Student Organizations, Affiliated Campus Organizations, and Fraternities and Sororities. Each category is granted different privileges and resources from MSU Denver. Read below to find out what category your student org falls under. If you’re not sure which category your org is, please reach out to us here. 

Most brand-new student orgs will be RSOs! Be sure to check it out!

Registration Status

Members can check their organization’s registration status at any time through RoadrunnerLink. Registration status is located on each organization’s portal under the “Additional Information” section. It will either indicate “Registered” or “Not Registered” under the Registration Status heading. Registration status categories are as follows. 


A registered student organization is one that has fulfilled all the registration requirements set forth by the CMEI and is fully recognized and in good standing with the University. 

Inactive/Not Registered 

An inactive student organization is one that has not fulfilled all the registration requirements set forth by the CMEI. Inactive student organizations cannot function or represent themselves as a MSU Denver student organization. Inactive student organizations cannot utilize any campus resources provided for registered student organizations. All student organizations become ‘inactive’ on August 1 of each year until they fulfill the requirements set forth for registration by the CMEI. 


A pending student organization is one that has initiated the process of registration but has not fulfilled all the registration requirements. Student organizations in pending status may not function or represent themselves as a MSU Denver student organization. 

Not sure if your registration submission has been accepted? Check your school spam email and search for [email protected] then add it to your safe sender list. This will help you stay up to date on the progress of registration and any other forms you submit to our office throughout the year. 

Registration Windows

Fall 2022: August 22nd – October 31 

Spring 2023: January 16th – March 30 

Starting with the 22-23 academic year, CMEI instated registration windows instead of registration on a rolling basis. This allows our office to divert time and energy towards providing greater resources for student organizations and engage with larger end-of-semester needs. Any registration submissions completed outside of this window will automatically be denied. We encourage you to apply again when the next window opens. 

Registration Requirements

Get Registered

Below is a checklist to help you get your org registered within the registration window and the necessary external links to do so. If at any point in the process your org needs assistance, please reach out to our team! Check out the Consultations webpage to set up a meeting.  

!!! Pro Tip: Add RoadrunnerLink to your safe sender list at [email protected] This will help you stay up to date on the progress of registration and any other forms you submit to our office throughout the year. Otherwise, our emails will end up in your spam! 

Registration Checklist

What’s Next?

Congratulations! You’ve registered! Now your org is able to access all the amazing benefits of being a Student Organization as outlined in the Officer Handbook. Now comes the hard part, and the fun part. Time to do the work! Hopefully your org has already created some goals and the officers have ideas for programming they’d like to do. Now is the time to figure out how to make these ideas a reality.  

As an officer of a student org, you will quickly realize that there is a LOT of work to be done to plan even one meeting (and not to mention the nightmare that is scheduling that meeting). But have no fear, there are a lot of unknowns before you, but CMEI’s Student Orgs Team is a knowledgeable bunch. We have dedicated our time and received extensive training in the process of student orgs. We want to help your group grow and succeed however you choose to define success. Here are some quick tips to get you started: 


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Read the Handbook!

No, seriously. The officer handbook is incredibly dense, and incredibly complete. When our own team doesn’t know the answers, we look to the officer handbook. The better you know the officer handbook, the more informed choices your student org can make.

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Explore Our Website!

This website is chock-full of helpful information! Explore the different categories and read as much information as you can. We have dedicated an entire summer to make the website a one-stop-shop for answers to student org needs.

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Ask Us Questions!

We know that there is a lot to know (and even more to read), and we don’t expect you to be experts. That’s what CMEI is here for! We check our email, [email protected] every single day and have committed to replying within 24 business hours (3 business days) to every request.

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Need assistance?

Additionally, we are offering a new service, Consultations. Consultations are meant so that you can talk to a real person and explain your specific orgs aims and interests. With this knowledge, we can help you make the most informed choices for your org to serve you the way you need.

You are all set! You’ve got this! Best of luck, our office can’t wait to see everything you accomplish this year!