Resources and Training
- Register your club!
- Reserve meeting space for the semester or year.
- Meet with your advisor and leadership team to talk about the year ahead.
- Attend the Involvement Fair to recruit new members. Held in Fall and Spring.
- Register a minimum of one student leader for the Student Organization Leadership Conference.
- Select Club Officers (if didn’t do in Spring)
- Check your SUB mailbox (if your club has one) for mail from the summer. Unsure how to access? Contact OSE.
- Review the financial status of your club. Apply for Student Organization Funding. Start planning fundraisers, if necessary.
- Ensure the correct people have access to your club bank account.
- Take a look around this website to learn about the online resources and trainings the OSE offers.
Professional Development Opportunities:
Retention & Motivation Tools to Keep your Club Going Strong
February 27th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, SUB 233
Is your club experiencing the Spring membership slump? OSE and the Leadership Institute are teaming up to give you practical tools that will keep your members showing up week after week. Your entire leadership team is encouraged to attend!
Dinner provided. RSVP by Feb. 25th.
April 1st, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, SUB 233
Have you thought about transitioning club leadership yet? Thought about it but overwhelmed by the task? Come learn how to break it down into manageable parts and get started on it during the training.
Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by March 27th.
Club Advisor Training
Club Advisor Roundtable
February 25th, 12-1 pm, SUB 233
Please join us for a roundtable discussion with fellow student organization advisors. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge as well as ask questions about what it looks like to fullfill your duties as an advisor.
Possible topics may include: advisor/student leader responsibilities, liability issues, funding and more!
Lunch provided. Please RSVP no later than Feb 21st.
New Student Organization Orientation:
*We are happy to set up New Student Organization Orientations by appointment. Email us at email@example.com to set-up.
Campus Partner Presentations/Trainings
University Police Dept. (UPD)
UPD is always willing to present to your group or just have them there to answer any questions students have. Here is a list of the presentations topics:
- Active Shooter Presentation
- Preventing Workplace Violence Presentation
- Robbery Presentation
- Personal Safety and Security Presentation
- Identity Theft Presentation
- University Police Department Overview Presentation
All you have to do to have a presentation delivered is contact Lieutenant Michael Stanley at 994-1203 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the link provided for more information.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS)
CPS provides a suicide prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Download their flyer for the Fall 2017 Trainings.
Diversity Awareness Office
The Diversity Awareness Office offers Safe Zone training. The mission of Safe Zone at MSU is to promote an inviting and inclusive environment that is emotionally and physically safe for LGBTQIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning) students, faculty, and staff.
To request a Safe Zone workshop, fill out a Workshop Request Form.
- Effective Meetings: How to plan and execute meetings that are meaningful and efficient. Handout provided by Don Greer.
- Change Makers: Is your student organization looking for an extra oomph? MSU Changemakers offers guidance, mentorship, and leadership training to students and student organizations looking to make positive changes in their community. Student associates work one-on-one with applicants to develop the skills necessary for effective leadership and project planning. Visit the Mentorship page to learn more.
- By Laws Template
- Constitution and By Laws
- Basic Event Planning and Logistics: This document helps lay out the pieces of event planning, including advertising, budget, and venues.
- Event Planning Checklist: This document helps you assign tasks and make sure you have a successful event!
- Event Planning Contact Sheet: This document lists the contact information of the people you may need to plan your next event.
- Student Organization Tax Guidance: This document helps student organizations understand if they need to file for taxes or not, including how to become a non-profit.
- How to obtain a Tax ID Number: This document walks you through how to request a Tax ID (or EIN) for your club in order to set up a bank account.
We are excited to announce a new partnership we have formed with the MSU Alumni Foundation. The Foundation will now receive charitable contributions on behalf of registered student organizations. As most of our student clubs are not non-profit organizations, this service is provided to help registered student organizations receive donations from funders who desire or require donations be made through a non-profit entity. Donors who make contributions in support of a qualified registered student organization through the MSU Alumni Foundation will be provided with the appropriate document to substantiate the tax deductibility of the contribution
Please read the guidelines above THOROUGHLY if you plan to utilize this new option.
There are a few student organizations that are not eligible to use this program due to the nature of the club, so please review these guidelines carefully to determine if your club is or is not a fit.
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