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
- Participate in 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 you mailbox? 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.
- Familiarize yourself with the Student Organizations website to learn about the online resources and trainings the OSE offers
Professional Development Opportunities
New Student Organization Orientation
We are happy to set up New Student Organization Orientations by appointment. Email us at [email protected] to schedule.
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 [email protected].
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS)
CPS provides a suicide prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Visit the Suicide Prevention website and email Brian Kassar to schedule a Suicide Prevention training.
Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC)
DISC 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.
MSU Catering has graciously created a catering menu with student group prices! If what you are looking for isn't on the student group menu, your club can automatically receive 10% off their regular menu. Contact MSU Catering for the student group rates.
- 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.
- By Laws Template
- Constitution and By Laws
- Leader Transition Checklist: This document will help clubs going through a leadership transition or to prepare for one.
- If you have elected new leaders anytime during the year, be sure to update your CatsConnect roster!
- 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 page walks you through how to request a Tax ID (or EIN) for your club in order to set up a bank account.