The Center for Student Involvement

RSO FAQs During Remote Learning

CSI is compiling a list of FAQs to help answer some basic questions your organization may have during the remote learning period. If you have a question that’s not listed below, please email us at

  • I have money to deposit into my organization’s agency account. What do I do?

    For the time being, CSU Treasury Services is asking student organizations to keep all cash deposits until the university is physically open. However, if your organization currently has checks only for deposit, we ask you to notify us by completing the Student Organization Deposit form at: Once you submit this form, one of our staff will reach out to you with more information and directions.
  • Can our organization still submit purchase requests for ordering things like promotional materials, supplies or other items?

    Per CSU purchasing, in response to the “Stay at Home” Order from Governor DeWine, only critical orders being shipped to the University will be approved.   This process is effective March 23, 2020 and goes until further notice.  Critical items include those items needed to maintain labs and the animal facility, items needed for remote learning and remote operations. Critical purchases are subject to the review and approval of the CFO or Controller.   Requests for items to be delivered to a personal residence will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.   Reminder that for items being purchased outside of MagnusMart, please provide the proper documentation to allow for the most efficient reimbursement.  

    Therefore, we are asking all student organizations to not submit requests to purchase any items at this time. We also ask you do not order items from online vendors and have them shipped to your home. However, organizations can still submit "purchase requests" in VikesConnect for paying vendor invoices from past events, reimbursements for items which were purchased in the past or other outstanding invoices incurred prior to spring break (March 16, 2020). If you have specific questions, please email and we will respond and assist you.
  • Can our organization request a table at this year’s Magnus Fest and/or Fall Student Organization Fairs?

    All organizations who register before the July 31 deadline will be eligible to request a table at Magnus Fest and the Fall Organization Fairs. CSI will reach out to those organizations in the order in which the registration was received until all tables are filled. Therefore, if your organization is interested in having a table, it is important you complete the registration process by the July 31, 2020 deadline.
  • Can our organization update our officers?

    CSI is asking all organizations to hold elections instead of replacing officers for the remainder of the semester. We have closed the officer update form at this point in time. If you do have special circumstances and need to speak with us, email and we will reach out to you.
  • Can our organization submit events for fall 2020 semester?

    Yes, once your organization has registered and been approved for next school year, you may submit your event and travel requests. Until that time, we ask that you do not submit them in VikesConnect.
  • When will our organization be notified our registration for next year has been approved?

    Part of the review process entails verification of officer eligibility. Therefore, CSI will begin reviewing 2020-2021 RSO registrations once grades have been posted in CampusNet. Typically, grades are posted after graduation (which would be May 9). We will notify the new officers you list in the registration form when you have been approved or if there are any questions/issues CSI may have. CSI will begin sending out notifications in mid-May.