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How being an FSO works


Interested in becoming a Fulton Student Organization?

Is your organization interested in becoming a Fulton Student Organization? Please look over the criteria below to ensure that your organization meets the basic criteria to be either a Fulton Student Organization or an affiliated Fulton Student Organization.

If your organization meets the FSO standards, feel free to make an appointment by contacting, or call at 480-727-6761.

What’s in it for your organization to be an FSO?

  • Opportunity to apply for Dean’s Funding and other funding, as applicable
  • Promotion through the Fulton Student Organization Directory
  • Increased opportunities to develop your FSO in regards to superior leadership, engagement, outreach and professional preparedness (i.e. training, professional development, networking, etc.)
  • Advocacy by Fulton Schools of Engineering, Student Success and Engagement, and Fulton Student Council on behalf of the FSO
  • Opportunities to be recognized when the organization leads in awards, scholarships, rankings, competitions and sponsorships

Fulton Student Organizations (FSOs)

FSOs meet the following criteria:

  • Are an approved student organization through ASU’s office of Student Organizations and Involvement
  • Have an Fulton faculty or staff advisor
  • On a minimum of an annual basis, provide their membership list with at least 10 active student members, at least 60% are Fulton students
  • Have existed at ASU for at least a semester and can demonstrate their organization’s activities and achievements to date
  • Can demonstrate ongoing activities that meet at least one area of the IRA’S standard:
    • Interaction: encourage student interaction with faculty, staff, or industry
    • Recognition: brings prestige and recognition to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
    • Academic: enhance the engineering or technical education of students
    • Student mentoring: facilities peer-to-peer student mentoring
  • Can clearly demonstrate that they meet at least one (if not more) of these criteria:
    • National/international organization affiliation
    • Competing at a national/international level (completed in at least one competition prior to applying to become an FSO)
    • Research-based organization with required technical reports at competition evaluated by national organization/competition staff
    • Significant K-12 outreach program approved by K-12 outreach staff

FSOs have access to the following resources and support:

  • Opportunities to apply for Dean’s Funding and maintain Revenue and Gift accounts with Fulton
  • Organization advising and professional development from the Student Success and Engagement Office
  • Receiving an entry in the Fulton Student Organization directory
  • Promotion through the Fulton Student Organizations Newsletter
  • Access to organizational tools and storage space