Resources

The Office of Student Engagement recognizes there are a lot of important pieces to leading a student organization successfully. In hopes of making that job a little easier, we have compiled the following resources for your reference. Whether it be leading a meeting, maintaining a budget, the following resources will hopefully make the job of leading your organization a much easier and effective experience.

Additional Forms/Tutorials - Planning a trip for your organization?  Find all the Forms and tutorials you need right here.

Bank Account - Do you want to open a bank account for your organization? You can setup an account right here on campus through Commerce Bank located on the 2nd Level of the Plaster Student Union. Follow these steps to set up an account.

Budgeting - Do you have a budget for your organization? Check out this general budget that can be edited to fit the needs of your organization. This can also be helpful when creating your General Proposal for SOFAC funding!

Constitution & By-Laws - Need help writing your organization’s Constitution and By-Laws? Check out this helpful guide and sample.

Effective Leadership - First time leading a student organization meeting? Check out this link for tips on How to Lead an Effective Meeting. [Information adapted from Jonathan Powell- Running an Effective Meeting]

Fundraising Ideas- Similar to Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Missouri State’s crowdfunding platform, GiveCampus, helps student organizations raise money for various causes. You can see examples here: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/MissouriStateUniversity.

Officer Position Templates - Do you have a new student organization? Does your organization have specific positions and responsibilities? Here is a great tool which outlines the most standard officer roles as well as their duties. [Information adapted from N.W Dunkley & J.H. Schuh- Advising Student Groups and Organizations]

Parliamentary Procedure - Does your organization use Robert’s Rules of Order? Check out this helpful tool with all of the information needed to facilitate discussion and make group decisions at your meetings. [Information adapted from University of Louisiana- Monroe, Staff Senate]

Room Reservations - Would you like to reserve a room on campus for an organization meeting? Planning an annual bash? Contact Event and Meeting Services for more information.

Starting a New Organization - Are you interested in starting a Student Organization? Follow these easy steps. Email studentorganizations@missouristate.edu with any questions.

Student Organization Handbook - If you have any questions about the student organization policies check out the Student Organization Handbook

Transitioning- Is your organization transitioning leadership? Do you have everything in order for a smooth transition? Check out this PowerPoint or this Officer Transition Resource for tips and assistance.

Trip Registration - Is your student organization going on a trip 10 miles outside of Springfield? Complete the Trip Registration Form and Organization Trip Activity & Release Form on the Office of Student Engagement page under Forms.