The Three Tier Structure

All student organizations under BSO are assigned a tier according to the Tier Structure and must meet the listed requirements to retain tier status and organization recognition. The Tier Structure was developed to provide a structure for accountable oversight and responsible stewardship of student funding that provides opportunity for student-led organizations on campus.

Changing Tiers

If an organization wishes to move up a tier, they must declare their intentions to the BSO Executive Council and meet the requirements of the desired tier with the privileges of the current tier. Accordingly, the organization will be assigned a Tier Status of 1+ or 2+ to record their intentions for administrative purposes. An organization may only move up one tier per academic year.

If an organization does not meet all the requirements of their tier, the organization will be demoted one tier for the following academic year. No organization may be demoted more than one tier per year.

Tier Structure


  Responsibilities Privileges





All requirements for Official Recognition


Yearly funding requests up to $250
Appropriate use of CSM logos, names, etc
Use of OrgSync Portal
Information in Community Callendar
Access to SA  supplies
Eligible for Tier 1 Organization of the Year
Contact info on SA webpage





Update registration information annually
Attend 1 President's Round Table annually
Complete 1 Finance Training annually (online)
Set and evaluate 3 goals annually (report via forms)
Hold 1 service event annually (report via form)
Meet with assigned BSO Rep once/semester



All Tier 1 privileges
Yearly funding up to $2500
Eligible for storage locker
Eligible for mailbox in Student Activities office
Eligible to hold events with alcohol
Eligible for marquee space
Eligible for Tier 2 Organization of the Year







Update registration information annually
Attend 1 President's Round Table annually
Complete 1 Finance Training annually (online)
Set and evaluate 3 goals annually (report via forms)
Hold 3 service events annually (report via form)
     (min 1 campus and min 1 community)
Sustainable officer transition (report via form)
Meet with assigned BSO Rep 3 times/year
     (min 1 meeting per semester)


All Tier 1&2 privileges
No specified annual funding limit
Eligible for special program funding
Eligible to reserve Student Center rooms for
     the following semester after the midterm
     of the current semester for “special events’
Eligible for office space
Eligible for Tier 3 Organization of the Year


Tier Required Forms

All forms can be found on the BSO Forms page. Instructions and due-dates are in the form descriptions. 

All forms must be due no later than 1 week before Allocation forms are due in April of every year. This way, BSO Exec can ensure that all clubs with a + status meet the appropriate requirements and are informed of their earned tier prior to allocations.

BSO Exec will time the due date for the Goals Evaluation, Service Event, and Officer Transition forms such that all submissions can be reviewed (and adjusted, if needed) prior to publishing finalized Tier Standings for the following year (the Tier Standings that Allocation limits are based upon).

If you have any feedback on the Tier Structure please submit it here.

    Board of Student Organizations

    BSO Exec Office Hours

    Taylor Carlson
    Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: MZ 309

    Vice President
    Peyton Gibson
    Monday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Determined by Email

    Michael Mason
    Monday, Friday: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Wednesday: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Location: Email

    Emily Atkinson
    Monday, Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: SAO Lounge

    Tier Structure Director
    Bri Farris
    Monday, Wednesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Email

    Marie Pisciotta
    Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Email for Locatioh

    All officers are also available by appointment.
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