What is a Student Organization Orientation?
A student organization orientation (SOO) is a training session that provides a brief overview of necessary information for clubs and organizations. The SOO covers event planning, recruiting and retaining members, how ASWU financing works, transitions, and a variety of other topics. This orientation also provides student leaders to meet each other and allow returning and new leaders to collaborate and start a discussion on their goals for the future.
Why is it important for student organizations to know about this orientation?
All student organizations must send a president, co-president, or treasurer to ONE orientation (each year) before the group can be eligible to apply for ASWU funds.
Can only a president, co-president, or treasurer attend the SOO?
Absolutely not! All student leaders within an organization are welcome to attend; if the student organization finds it useful to send more than one representative then please feel free to attend! Just remember that a president, vice president, or treasurer must attend each academic year.
In order to receive ASWU funding, each club/organization's president or treasurer (preferably both) must attend an SOO each academic year. This in an annual requirement for all clubs and organizations. Clubs and organizations that do not send attendees will not receive ASWU funding.