Florida Atlantic University
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership has settled into its new location, on the second floor of the Student Union building, in room 203.
There are many ways to get involved in campus activities, and all of the options promise to enhance your college experienced by making you a better leader and more active member of the campus community! Students at FAU are able to join one of the 180 clubs and student organizations on campus, or you can even start one of your own! Attend Club Fest at the beginning of each semester to see what clubs are out there, or attend a Council of Student Organizations (COSO) meeting, or drop by the office. Student Government Program Board (The Board) and Homecoming are other great options for involvement. Both of these agencies offer paid positions and rely on an involved and dedicated volunteer base. To get involved with The Board or Homecoming, email Alicia Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to get more information about volunteering with Program Board or Homecoming, you are welcome to either stop by their office on the second floor of the Student Union, in room 209, or contact Alicia Keating, at email@example.com. Program Board and Homecoming are both heavily reliant on dedicated volunteers for all processes of planning and putting on events, such as the yearly concerts, comedy shows, parades, etc., so no matter your interest, there will likely be an event that would be perfect for you to offer your talents and insight!Where can I get a listing of the clubs and student organizations on campus?
A listing of the clubs and student organizations on campus is available either online at http://www.fau.edu/getinvolved or in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.
If you do not see an existing club that meets your interests, you can start one of your own! Starting a new club is easy! You must first obtain and complete an “Intent to Organize” form from the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. Once this form is turned in, you have six weeks (that is your deadline – it can be turned in before this) to find ten members, write a club constitution, and find an adviser (who must be a full time faculty or staff member). During this time, your club can have meetings and post flyers, but is not allowed to have events. Once you submit this information, pending approval, you will then be able to receive all of the privileges that come with being a registered student organization at Florida Atlantic University. At any step along the way, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss your interests and goals.
Social Greek organizations require a partnership with Ryan O’Rourke, Greek Life Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (room 216 of the Student Union).
Sports-related clubs require a signature and approval from Kate Quinlan of Campus Recreation, email@example.com (FH-25, Field House).
Multicultural organizations must be reviewed by Juan Izaquirre, firstname.lastname@example.org (room 224 in the Student Services Building).
You can obtain a sample club constitution from the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership to have a model of an appropriate constitution for your new club.
New clubs are allowed to request funding from COSO (the Council of Student Organizations, which is an arm of Student Government). Clubs can meet with the COSO Director (SU 206) to discuss this process in more detail. The form for COSO funding can be found at www.fau.edu/sil/forms/index.php.
In order for your club to remain an active organization, hold events, and receive funding, you must reregister your club every fall semester. The deadline for re-registration for the 2011-2012 school year is April 22, 2011.
Attending Club Fest at the beginning of each semester is a great way to find out more information about clubs and to see which organizations you may be interested in joining. During the rest of the semester, you are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership to learn more about the active clubs on campus. While there, you can obtain club contact info or learn when there are events and meetings taking place for the club you are interested in.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is your best resource to know the happenings around campus. If your club has an active Facebook account, this is a great way to stay up to date on their events and meetings. Come to the office to meet with us so that we can help match you with events and activities that fit your interests.
Service projects are an excellent way for your club to both bond with each other and to give back to the local community. You are encouraged to visit the Center for Civic Engagement (room 226A of the Student Services building) to find out what kind of projects may be available for your club to partake in.
The Breezeway is a great place to advertise your meetings and events, as well as recruit new members for your club! You must reserve a table seven business days in advance to the date you wish to setup in the Breezeway. The form is available online at http://www.fau.edu/sil/forms/breezeway.php.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership has a multitude of resources for your review, covering topics from leadership to fundraising. Stop by and browse what the office has to offer!